FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2016
The Consulate General of Canada and TechTown Detroit to host Canada-U.S. Health IT Innovation Summit
The Consulate General of Canada and TechTown Detroit will host the first Canada-U.S. Health IT Innovation Summit in Detroit. The summit will be an opportunity to connect innovative Canadian health IT companies to U.S. investment, collaboration and growth opportunities, and to forge greater regional and cross-border collaboration in the health care fields. More than 125 representatives from major health networks, academic hospitals, health insurance companies, health IT system integrators, investors, researchers and consultants in metro Detroit and Canada will attend.
April 28, 2016
440 Burroughs, Detroit, 48202
Canadian Consul General Douglas George
Dr. Anne Snowdon, Chair, World Health Innovation Network
Dr. Scott Dulchavsky, CEO, Henry Ford Innovation Institute
Dr. Stephen Rapundalo, President and CEO, MichBio
Kelly Hoey, Author and Investor
The summit is a part of ongoing efforts by TechTown and several partners to develop a regional, cross-border approach to health care innovation. Other aspects include an annual cross-border Hacking Health hackathon (held in Windsor this year, May 13-15) and a regional MedHealth Innovation Cluster, working to coordinate and advance new developments in health care delivery throughout metro Detroit and Windsor. Partners in the Cluster include Henry Ford Innovation Institute, DMC, Beaumont, UM Fast Forward Medical Innovation and many others.
Media contact: Kristin Palm