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Signal 1

Sector Health

Headquarters Toronto

Founders Tomi Poutanen, Mara Lederman

Founded 2022

Employees 11-50

Funding CAD $12.7M

Stresses on the health care system continue to mount: Staffing shortages. Surgical backlogs. Overcrowded emergency departments. Signal 1 is using AI to help hospitals do more with less. The company’s AI-powered clinical decision support system provides doctors and nurses with real-time insights on changes in patients’ care needs, monitoring patients from the time of admission right through discharge. Its current offering uses AI to predict which patients require an elevated level of care and which patients are ready for discharge, enabling earlier interventions, more streamlined discharge planning and a more equitable distribution of patients across nurses. CEO Tomi Poutanen isn’t shy about Signal 1’s ambition – using AI to save lives and bring joy back to the practice of medicine. “There’s so much data flowing through hospitals, but nobody is using it appropriately. When delivered in the right way to the right person, machine-based predictions can add value by improving patient outcomes, reducing stress on front-line staff and enhancing the overall hospital experience.” The company’s partnership with Unity Health Toronto is designed to accelerate the AI-fueled transformation of health care, enabling Signal 1 to rapidly develop the clinical AI applications that address hospitals’ biggest pain points.

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