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Canadian firms collaborate on AI for healthcare

Steve Rogerson
March 19, 2019

Canadian companies Agent Health and Vooban are collaborating to develop artificial intelligence for the healthcare and life sciences sectors in Quebec.
The Agent Health-Vooban synergy will provide these sectors with access to AI services and offer them opportunities to integrate AI technology at the core of their operations.
By combining Vooban's expertise in data science to Agent Health's acumen in customisation of AI services for the LSHT (life science and health technologies) sector, this fusion of expertise could translate into multiple growth opportunities for the life sciences sector and offer tangible benefits for the Quebec population. Future AI technology projects in healthcare and LSHT will be developed and delivered through this strategic collaboration.
"The fusion of artificial intelligence and healthcare expertise gives us a unique understanding of our clients' strategic challenges and exceptional insights to tailor AI to their exact needs,” said Zeina Kaddaha, medical director at Agent Health.
The AI landscape is evolving, and there is an urgent need for AI providers to demonstrate that beyond their ability to deliver cutting-edge technology, they possess proven expertise in their customers' industry sectors.
"We are proud to offer an indisputable strategic edge to LSHT companies focused on achieving profitable AI transformations," said Georges Habra, scientific director at Agent Health. “Companies are now looking for seamless AI integration, value creation and a trusted partner that already understands the depth of their processes. This strategic collaboration offers all three.”
The Agent Health-Vooban synergy brings together doctors, PhDs and AI experts committed to building sustainable partnerships with the public and private sectors and creating economic opportunities at the heart of Quebec's LSHT and AI initiatives. 
"This strategic collaboration is about much more than just developing AI," said Alexis Thériault, CEO of Agent Health. "More than 80 per cent of AI opportunities in the healthcare sector require simple, affordable solutions that focus on optimising operational processes, with no need to deal with confidential patient data. We wish to work closely with the province's health institutions and healthcare professionals to offer them, for the first time, unique access to these cutting-edge technologies, for the greater benefit of the Quebec population."
Headquartered in Montreal, Agent Health is a fast-growing AI provider dedicated to the healthcare and LSHT sectors. It leverages artificial intelligence, healthcare expertise and front-line medical knowledge to address real-life problems with custom, scalable and secure AI.
Vooban is a fast-growing artificial intelligence development firm in Quebec. It uses AI and IoT to provide products for the healthcare and life sciences sector.