Frequently Asked Questions

What is CPHIN?

The Canadian Personalized Healthcare Innovation Network (CPHIN) is a non-profit organization who wants to bring the healthcare system together to leverage trusted data and improve health outcomes for Canadians.

Who founded CPHIN?

The Founding Members of CPHIN are the University of Waterloo, Roche Canada, Amgen, and Janssen. CPHIN partners with healthcare institutions

Is CPHIN a government organization?

No. CPHIN is a not-for-profit that partners with entities in both the public and private sectors.

What does CPHIN want to achieve?

CPHIN aims to co-create a data-driven healthcare system that will accelerate personalized healthcare for Canadians.

How does this impact the health of Canadians?

By transforming healthcare system to be more data-driven, patients will receive better, more tailored treatments from both rural and urban regions in Canada. Patients and doctors will be able to make informed, data-driven decisions about healthcare.

How is health data currently governed in Canada?

Health data is governed by PIPEDA federally and by provincial privacy laws. Each province and territory has different personal information and personal health information laws that govern these data.

These laws dictate how health data is retained, logged, handled, and disclosed.

How can I support CPHIN?

If an organization would like to support CPHIN, they can write a letter of support or discuss partnership opportunities.

If an individual is supportive of CPHIN, they can contact their elected representatives and tell them that they should support the development of CPHIN and its goal to transform the healthcare system.

Contact for more information.

How do I propose a CPHIN Program?

CPHIN Members and Partners can propose programs. Contact for more information.