You don’t have to be a physician to know Canada’s health care system is facing significant challenges. But, we believe physicians are uniquely positioned to drive change in the industry. Our goal is to make it easier for physicians to expand their roles to include “innovator” and “entrepreneur”.
Our annual grant program drives physician-led innovation by providing flexible funding to CMA members who are making a difference in health care.
Meet our 2018 grant recipients
This year, we are honoured to award 9 innovators with funding totaling $200,000.
Click through to learn more about our recipients, their teams and their innovations.
Dr. Brian Courtney
Conavi Medical Inc.
Image guidance technologies for minimally invasive procedures
Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill
AI-powered collaboration platform for the entire care team
Dr. Don Burke
Critical Outreach & Diagnostic
Support service connecting rural physicians and intensivists
Dr. David Benrimoh
AI-powered clinical decision aid for depression
Dr. Nada Gawad
My On Call (MOC) Pager App
Learning and assessment tool to practice safe clinical decision-making
Dr. Alex Bilbily
Triaging mammogram interpretation with artificial intelligence
Dr. Latif Murji
Stand Up for Health! (SU4H)
Experiential learning simulation for the social determinants of health
Jiahua Eric Zhao
An improved toolkit for central line access
Non-contact method to measure the vital signs of emergency department patients
How we evaluate applications
Grant applications are evaluated by the Joule Innovation Council, a team of skilled physician innovators and business leaders, based on four weighted criteria:
Degree of Disruption
and transformation of
current health care
to Joule's brand and
helping physicians be at
Health care benefits
that improves people's lives
potential, especially beyond Canada
About the Joule Innovation Council
The Joule Innovation Council provides guidance to Joule, support to physician entrepreneurs and is responsible for the selection of grant recipients.
The Council is a balanced team of physician innovators with a range of practice and business experience as well as business leaders who are experts in marketing, finance, venture capital, product development and/or health policy.