What is Holding Back Alberta's Precision Health Innovation and Commercialization EcoSystem

The School of Public Policy Publications, Volume 13:5, April 2020

34 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2020

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Craig Scott

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy

Hubert Eng

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy

Alexander Dubyk

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy

Jennifer Zwicker

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy

Date Written: April 9, 2020

Abstract

Now, more than ever, governments and the public are recognizing the importance of health innovation. Precision health (PH) is the next frontier in medicine, enabling individually tailored ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in place of today’s one-size-fits-all approach. Exploring new opportunities for economic growth is a priority in Alberta given the roller-coaster in recent years from reliance on hydrocarbon royalties coupled with resource-based economic divestment. PH offers Alberta the chance to diversify its economy by developing technology, attracting investment and creating a new health-care industry.

Keywords: health innovation, innovation and commercialization, governance, precision health

Suggested Citation

Scott, Craig and Eng, Hubert and Dubyk, Alexander and Zwicker, Jennifer, What is Holding Back Alberta's Precision Health Innovation and Commercialization EcoSystem (April 9, 2020). The School of Public Policy Publications, Volume 13:5, April 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3575028

Craig Scott (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy ( email )

Calgary, Alberta
Canada

Hubert Eng

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy ( email )

Calgary, Alberta
Canada

Alexander Dubyk

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy ( email )

Calgary, Alberta
Canada

Jennifer Zwicker

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy ( email )

Calgary, Alberta
Canada

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