Create. Integrate. Demonstrate. Innovate.

Welcome to the eHealth Ontario Innovation Lab - where innovators and solution providers can demonstrate the value of electronic health record integration and embark on new entrepreneurial ventures that will help transform patient care.



Join us for our next Innovation Lab webinar: "Innovation in Consumer Health”


Are you interested in building digital health applications and/or learning about the exchange of health care information? If so, you may benefit from attending our next Innovation Lab webinar!

Join us on July 16th at noon for a walk-through of the Innovation Lab, along with an introduction to our latest addition, the OLIS HL7 FHIR Consumer Query iGuide.
This specification enables patients using a consumer application to view their own lab reports in the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS). This specification also takes advantage of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), an up and coming standard that simplifies the exchange of health care information and facilitates secure data access and interoperability across the health care ecosystem.

Register for the webinar by emailing or join us on the day of. Please find the webinar logistics below:


Meeting Password: Innovate1

Local: 416-212-8012    Long Distance: 1-866-633-0848
Pass Code: 5714599#

This online, open provincial EHR platform allows ehealth solutions to be tested in a virtual EHR environment, giving innovators a space to prototype new ideas.

What is the Innovation Lab?

It’s a virtual environment that allows users to understand and experiment with basic EHR services and connectivity. For those building custom applications or solutions, it’s a place to validate planning, make product adjustments, and prove concepts.


The Virtual Lab Environment

The platform is operationally and physically isolated from eHealth Ontario’s production environments. It contains copies of eHealth Ontario EHR test environment assets and a fabricated, integrated EHR data set. No personal health information (PHI) or personal information (PI) is used in the innovation lab. 

Who can use It?

Digital health innovators - individuals or organizations from across North America who want to leverage EHR assets to develop new digital health solutions, demonstrate connectivity, or showcase functionality. 

Useful for: IT vendors, digital health innovators, students, researchers and academia

Benefits to Digital Health Innovators

  • Demonstrate interoperability with eHealth Ontario EHR assets, using a fabricated, integrated EHR dataset
  • Develop EHR-connected prototypes to support business cases and investment decisions
  • Validate requirements and architectural planning ahead of investment
  • Gain an understanding of the risks and costs associated with EHR asset integration during procurement cycle
  • Creates opportunity for companies to enter the digital health market
  • Creates applied research opportunities for students

The Innovation Lab is eHealth Ontario’s platform for innovation powered by Mohawk.


eHealth Ontario is fostering EHR innovation across Ontario  by allowing developers to verify the usability of new products using the structure and composition of the EHR. Our new innovation lab offers an environment for both current and prospective developers to innovate, invest, and embark on new entrepreneurial ventures that will help transform patient care in the province. A strong IT industry in Ontario will help us deliver better patient care faster.

This initiative has been made possible through a strategic relationship of eHealth Ontario and Mohawk eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC). MEDIC provides research, development, testing and training services for organizations and companies in the healthcare IT sector.