MEDIC – mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre

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

Digital Health research services including: needs assessment and requirements documentation, architecture and design, software development, usability testing, deployment

Areas of expertise

Globally recognized for its expertise in Digital Health since 2009, MEDIC partners with government institutions, public health teams, clinician groups, researchers, NGOs, and commercial software vendors to accelerate the development of interoperable and secure healthcare IT solutions.

MEDIC conducts applied research, provides advanced skill development services, and leads the design, development and testing of electronic medical records (EMR) systems, patient health records (PHR) systems, clinical assessment tools, and patient-facing mobile and web application development and device integration. MEDIC’s Digital Health User Experience Lab, the only one of its kind in southern Ontario, supports MEDIC’s usability research team to offer customized user-testing and validation of new and existing products and solutions.

Through MEDIC, healthcare organizations and vendors can access a working ehealth ecosystem, the eHealth Ontario Innovation Lab. Designed and hosted by MEDIC, the Innovation Lab allows healthcare IT developers to work through a significant part of their research and product development in a secure, cost-effective manner.

MEDIC is Canada’s only Technology Access Centre in Digital Health.

Research services
  • Digital health
  • Healthcare system integration
  • Interoperability standards including: HL7 (v2, v3, FHIR)
  • Electronic medical records (EMR)
  • Personal health records (PHR)
  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
  • Consumer medicine
  • Mobile health / mhealth
  • Telehealth and remote care
  • Public health
  • Cloud technology
  • Software development
  • Picture archiving and communication system (PACS)
  • Digital health usability testing
  • Secure health care data collection
  • Clinical research support through digital enablement
Sectors of application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Private computer cloud for healthcareSandboxed environment for secure testing of health IT products
Mobile device experimental lab100+ mobile devices and peripherals for health technology
Health systems interoperability labCentre of expertise for healthcare systems interoperability 
Corporate training facilityAdvanced 28-seat training and skills development centre
Digital Health User Experience LabCustom usability testing to support patient and clinician
  • Canada Health Infoway
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Ontario Ministry of Long-term Care
  • eHealth Ontario
  • Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Ministry of Health, Tanzania
  • OntarioMD
  • YMS
  • McMaster University: CanChild Research Centre
  • McMaster University: GERAS Research Centre
  • HandInScan
Mohawk College partners with m-Health Solutions to improve cardiac care for heart disease and stroke patients
eHealth Ontario Innovation Lab, powered by MEDIC
MEDIC’s OpenIZ software helps Tanzanian clinics run more efficiently
Remote Monitoring for Patient Care
Mohawk becomes Canada’s first Technology Access Centre in Digital Health