How can we ensure that the largest number of children from disadvantaged families have access to the health system? By operating a smart pediatric care clinic that will move from place to place in their neighbourhoods. This social and technological innovation, initiated by four MBA students and supported by Pôle IDEOS, HEC Montréal, is generating a lot of buzz.
For many vulnerable families all across Canada, access to healthcare is hampered by a series of obstacles, including:
So, many of these patients often end up in hospital emergency rooms rather than going to other medical facilities. This increases stress, complications, and costs for families, while also adding to ER overcrowding.
Ma MobiClinique will be Quebec’s first mobile pediatric clinic, a bus from which pediatricians will provide medical care for children.
In order to fulfill the mission and build the social entrepreneurship model of Ma MobiClinique, its creators:
Ma MobiClinique, which was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2018, is attracting major interest from stakeholders in the healthcare sector, the startup ecosystem and several companies. The project is largely supported by Dr. Geoffrey Dougherty, Director of General Pediatrics at Montreal Children's Hospital.
The project has also received:
"This is a co-creation project. It involves both the community fabric and public health stakeholders, as well as the families, who will actively participate in the care that children will receive."
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