Today, SCALE AI took the stage at Canada’s ALL IN event to announce investments of $21 million for nine artificial intelligence (AI) projects selected by SCALE AI as part of its AI for Healthcare Initiative to support hospital projects pioneering the deployment of AI solutions. This latest SCALE AI initiative promotes collaboration between hospitals and AI product and solutions providers across the country to innovate further and accelerate the deployment of AI in the Canadian healthcare network to improve operations, logistics and resource allocation.
These projects are supported by funding provided to SCALE AI as part of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, through which the Government of Canada is investing in efforts to drive the adoption of artificial intelligence across Canada’s economy and society.
The Integrated University Health and Social Services Network for West-Central Montreal (CIUSSS West-Central Montreal) and its connected health innovation hub – OROT are proud to partner with IVADO LABS in order to co-develop and deploy an Artificial Intelligence System designed to enhance and streamline the logistics of the CIUSSS West-Central warehouse through precise demand forecasting. The partnership is designed to leverage the unique capabilities of both organizations in order to transform the decision-making process to a more informed, data-driven approach, thereby empowering the CIUSSS logistics professionals to make more informed and effective operational decisions.
Audrey Benarrosh, Director of Logistics and Procurement of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal stated: “We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with IVADO LABS in order to co-create a system capable of accurately predicting material requirements, streamline procurement processes, and ultimately help us bolster the overall operational efficacy and ensure optimal use of resources.”
Danina Kapetanovic, Chief Innovation Officer of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal and Head of OROT added that “Understanding the context and data is the compass that guides AI towards its true potential; without them, we navigate blindly, missing the destination of effective solutions. Leveraging its unique skill sets, OROT’s will foster interdisciplinary collaboration between the partners thus ensuring that the resulting solution is user-centric and effective.”
Hélène Desmarais, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, SCALE AI, adds: “In partnership with the entire ecosystem, SCALE AI continues to help develop AI in Canada, accelerate its integration into Canadian businesses and support the management and delivery of healthcare through AI.”