News and Events

The Innovation Exchange is committed to sharing news and events related to its initiatives, with the dual goal of information and inspiration.

Kristen Krull, VP Quality & Performance & Chief Nursing Executive General
April 26, 2018

Leading the Healthcare Innovation Agenda

By: Kirsten Krull, VP Quality & Performance & Chief Nursing Executive, Hamilton Health Sciences On a snowy weekend in early February, I participated in a hackathon hosted by Hacking Health…

Dr. Mark Levine, Oncology researcher and innovator Innovators
March 26, 2018

Innovator Profile: Dr. Mark Levine

Name: Dr. Mark Levine Organization: Escarpment Cancer Research Institute – a joint research institute of Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University Title: Professor Department of Oncology McMaster University, Buffett Taylor Chair…

Nadia and Mohamed of Arinai working on their computers at the Innovation Exchange Innovators
February 7, 2018

Innovator Profile: Arinai Inc.

Names: Nadia Ashoori and Mohamed Ibrahim Business: Arinai Inc. 1. What is your affiliation with the HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange? With immigration on a rise, Canada is increasingly becoming a diverse linguistic…

Portrait of Dr. Guillaume Pare Innovators
January 31, 2018

Innovator Profile: Dr. Guillaume Paré

Name: Dr. Guillaume Paré Organization: GeneBlueprint Title: Chief Science Officer 1. What is your role with the HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange? I’m the chief scientific officer with GeneBlueprint, a health and wellness company that uses…

General
December 4, 2017

Innovation is at the heart of exceptional, efficient, and sustainable healthcare

By Nathalie LeProhon, Vice President, Healthcare Industry, IBM Canada This is a time of profound disruption across almost all industries, none as prevailing and as significant as in healthcare. The need…

GeneralProjects
September 26, 2017

GeneBlueprint a LiON’S LAIR finalist

One of the first projects to be invited into the HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange is a LiON’S LAIR finalist. LiON’S LAIR, an annual competition presented by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Factory,…

Innovators
September 11, 2017

Innovator Profile: Paul Mercante

Name: Paul Mercante Organization: GeneBlueprint Title: President and Co-Founder What is your affiliation with the HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange? I am President and Co-Founder of GeneBlueprint, a biotechnology start-up. We provide personalized fitness and nutrition…

Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud Innovators
July 5, 2017

Innovator Profile: Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud

Name: Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud Organization: Hamilton Health Sciences Title: Director – Medical Education & critical care physician What is your affiliation with the HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange? The HHS Hamilton Early Warning…

General
June 26, 2017

HHS & IBM officially launch new innovation space

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and IBM Canada have continued to build on the IBM/HHS innovation collaborative announced in March 2016 and, on June 26, officially launched a new health innovation…

Innovators
June 26, 2017

Innovator Profile: Ted Scott, Hamilton Health Sciences

Name: Ted Scott Organization: Hamilton Health Sciences Title: Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Strategy, Hamilton Health Sciences What is your role with the HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange? In his role,…

Innovators
June 26, 2017

Innovator Profile: Jim Magahey, IBM Canada

Name: Jim Magahey Organization: IBM Canada Title: IBM Sr. Project Executive & Lead, HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange What is your role with the HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange? I am the IBM business…

Innovators
June 26, 2017

Innovator Profile: Gordon Alexander, IBM Canada

Name: Gordon Alexander Organization: IBM Canada Title: Healthcare Industry Technical Leader, IBM Innovation Space What is your role with the HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange? My role is to provide technical direction…

Projects
June 23, 2017

Innovative algorithm saves lives: instant alerts to changes in patients’ vital signs

Originally published by InvestinOntario.com Spring 2017 “Code Blue,” a phrase many hospital staff hear daily, generally means a patient has gone into cardiac arrest. It sends response teams rushing to…

Projects
December 2, 2016

Stopping sepsis in its tracks through research & innovation

Sepsis is a deadly infection complication that, left untreated, can be fatal. Clinicians and researchers at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) are tackling this deadly condition through unique new research and…

General
March 8, 2016

HHS and IBM leading Hamilton to the world stage of health innovation

IBM  and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) are joining forces to help area hospital clinicians, researchers, academics and entrepreneurs accelerate the development and commercialization of new healthcare innovations. The two announced…