MEDIC – mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Hamilton, Ontario
What the facility does

Mobile Health and eHealth technologies research, development, testing and training services.

Area(s) of Expertise

MEDIC is a multi-purpose facility, which includes an advanced collaboration space as well as state-of-the art mobile and cloud computing equipment. MEDIC was established to provide specialized technology and skills development services in the area of health systems interoperability. MEDIC enables researchers, government institutions and private industry partners to accelerate the application of information and communications technologies to healthcare. MEDIC brings strong regional and international experience to support interoperability standards and technology development.  MEDIC conducts applied research, participates in industry-facing projects and provides advanced skill development services, including the design and development of electronic medical records (EMR) systems, patient health records (PHR) systems and mobile health application development and device integration. The centre helps Canadian and international institutions and businesses develop and commercialize innovative health products and solutions. The centre provides specialized training and develops solutions in interoperability standards and development.  Through MEDIC, healthcare organizations and SMEs can access a working eHealth ecosystem, including the technology, expertise and industry contacts necessary to work through a significant part of their research and product development in a secure, cost-effective manner.

Research Services
  • eHealth,
  • integration,
  • interoperability standards,
  • electronic medical records (EMR),
  • personal health records (PHR),
  • integrating the healthcare enterprise (IHE),
  • health level 7 (HL7),
  • consumer medicine,
  • mobile health,
  • mHealth,
  • community health,
  • start-up accelerator,
  • cloud technology,
  • software development,
  • picture archiving and communication system,
  • diagnostic imaging,

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

MEDIC

Private computer cloud for healthcare

Member of ORION / ComputeCanada

 

Mobile device experimental lab

100+ mobile devices and peripherals for health technology

 

Health systems interoperability lab

Centre of expertise for healthcare systems interoperability (3 experts)

 

Corporate training facility

Advanced 28-seat training and skills development centre

iDeaWORKS

Co-creation & innovation project space

Space for 24 staff and student developers to work with industry partners 

  • McMaster University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Canada Health Infoway
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information