New Brunswick has been identified by Surrey BC’s Health and Technology District as the location for the first phase of its Atlantic Canadian division. With this initiative, Saint John is poised to become the hub for digital health in Atlantic Canada.
The district is a consortium of health and technology organizations complemented by various support groups. The aim of the district is to bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, clinicians and other health-care providers to create a hub of innovation.
Digital health refers to the umbrella of technological advances for health and healthy living. Advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, telemedicine, wearables, and 3D printing are all part of digital health and are transforming health care worldwide.