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22 Jan 2018

Four Canadian Personal Health Record Startups Named as IDC Innovators

TORONTO, ON., January 22, 2018 – International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada released today an IDC Innovators report recognizing four Canadian personal health record startups with revenue under C$100 million.

The following Canadian solution providers were named as IDC Innovators: ForaHealthyMe Inc., InputHealth, MedChart and Self Care Catalysts. IDC selects vendors as IDC Innovators if they offer an innovative new technology, a ground-breaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model in a specific market.

  • The ForaHealthyMe virtual care applications assists providers in treating and managing patients’ physiological and psychological challenges as patients transition through the cycle of chronic care, rehabilitation and recovery.
  • InputHealth is approaching the personal health record from a holistic angle with their Collaborative Health Record platform that connects patients to their care providers, enabling it to drive in-year revenue and build an expanding base of patient data.
  • MedChart provides a cloud-based and mobile-enabled solution, providing patients the framework to coordinate and share personal health information across the spectrum of healthcare providers and family members.
  • Self Care Catalysts' solutions are centered on its Health Storyline series of mobile applications, which shifts the patient from a passive participant to a key player in monitoring and managing their health by being more informed about their health behaviours and experiences.

"It is no longer a question of if patients wanted or needed access to their personal health records. Attention has turned to how patients would use this information and who they would share it with. " says Mark Schrutt, Strategic Advisor, Public Sector & Innovation Research at IDC Canada.

The new report, IDC Innovators: Canadian Personal Health Record Startups , 2018 (IDC# CA42509018) document examines solution providers with revenue of less than $100 million with a product, service, or business model with a specific use case.

About IDC Innovators

IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors – under $100M in revenue at time of selection – chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc. For more information about IDC Innovators research, please contact Karen Moser at

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Cristina Santander


Mark Schrutt