The world is going through a major tech revolution – with almost everything we touch being digitized. Industries are evolving rapidly and health care is no exception, with virtual care helping the sector adapt to the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Espresso is at the edge of that evolution as a connected, patient-centred health-care solution that provides electronic health records and supports home and community care. The smart technology, including artificial intelligence, powering the Health Espresso platform owes much to a partnership with Durham College, says Rick Menassa, CEO of Health Espresso. “Our initial goal [for teaming up] was to leverage fresh talent to help us with our early-stage app development as well as offer the students the opportunity to participate in a real market experience and see their work materialize as part of a commercialized product.” Including this experience on a resumé could potentially open doors to job opportunities for the students – and Health Espresso has already hired several of them and plans to bring on more in 2021, he says. In addition to raising Canada’s innovation competitiveness, “such successful partnerships will result in high-paying tech jobs, a relevant and up-to-date education system, and attract new talent to secure our position as ‘Silicon Valley North,’” says Mr. Menassa.
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