TELUS Outstanding Product Achievement Award to Recognize M-Health Innovation Excellence in Canada’s Health Care Sector - Submit your Nominations today!
March 9, 2016

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The TELUS Award to be given at CATAAlliance’s Innovation Awards Gala

OTTAWA - CATAAlliance, Canada's One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group announced today the opening of nominations for the Outstanding Product Achievement Award recognizing M-Health Innovation Excellence in Canada’s Health Care Sector. The Award is named after one of world’s leading telecommunications firms, TELUS.

The Award will be presented to a Canadian organization for an outstanding technology engineering development or solution which has resulted in the production of a world-class M-Health product or family of products. The product or solution will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada's international reputation for health care innovation and excellence.

View our TechNOW interview with the 2015 TELUS  M-Health Innovation Excellence in Canada’s Health Care Sector Award Winner, Doug Kavanaugh, Medical Director and Founder, CognasantMD at:

Canadian experts report that the Digital health care revolution will shift the landscape from a physician centric, disease orientated and hospital-based to a consumer-driven, wellness-focused and a system that measures personal biometrics. This will generate data, devices and other monitoring systems to measure each individual’s needs.

The convergence of genomics and handheld and wearable devices will enable all of us to have our own personal dashboard, an efficient way of viewing our electronic health records (EMR).

Finalists and award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprising experts drawn from the CATAAlliance  Innovation Leadership Council and TELUS.

According to CATAAlliance President, John Reid, "TELUS continues to demonstrate its dedication to technology excellence and innovation leadership through its support of recognition programs, research and advocacy. Awards and related programs create role models and also help to reinforce the power of new technologies in stimulating Canada's business growth and productivity. They are an important part of building Canada's competitive Innovation Nation” adding, ”We're proud that the M-Health Innovation Award is named in TELUS’ honour and congratulate them on their corporate citizenship."

"Global business success requires future-oriented thinking" said, David Wattling, VP, TELUS and member CATAAlliance Innovation Leadership Council. "It also requires innovative capabilities, risk taking and entrepreneurship. Indeed, we are now in a mobile content revolution, marked by the arrival of business and professional applications across all sectors of the economy; health care is both a priority and opportunity for cost saving innovation and the development of new patient care applications.

He added, “The race to develop new technologies to increase productivity is on and Canadian companies need to be at the forefront. We are honoured to support this new award which recognizes Canada’s best in Mobility Health Care technologies.”

The new Award for M-Health Innovation will be presented on May 26th, 2016 in Ottawa at the CATAAlliance's Annual Innovation Awards Gala Dinner, a 31 year tradition of recognizing outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership in expanding the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industries. CTV Host, Paul Brent will be returning as the guest MC and moderator of a stellar CEO Panel of business and community leaders focusing on innovation and social give back.

++ Call to Action:

Please submit your Digital Health Care Innovation nomination(s) today for the 2016 Winners at:


David Wattling

John Reid
President, CATAAlliance