President’s Message


The Canadian Integrated Healthcare Alliance (CIHAlliance) is pleased to join forces with Healthcare Alliances across Europe, China and now North America leveraging a community of 500+ member organizations and 17,000+ experts. Together, we represent the largest global membership organization, addressing issues facing healthcare and social care systems such as Wellness and Active Ageing, Community Nursing and Digital Health.

The CIHAlliance is now part of the “Coalition of the Willing” – a unique collaboration of connected stakeholders engaged in the transformation of our health & social care systems. As a completely neutral entity, CIHAlliance is able to gather key stakeholders together to generate game-changing solutions that impact on the quality of life for Canadians by improving the performance, efficiency and sustainability of healthcare systems.

Today, many organizations in different healthcare disciplines develop their own passionate agendas for change in our health and social care systems. The challenges they face, however, represent barriers to delivering on their goals and objectives. CIHAlliance will bring a new level of discourse to push past these agenda limitations, offering a new digitally connected platform.

In 2015, a grassroots movement to establish and build a similar networking infrastructure began in Canada and is now supported by 300+ followers bringing their organizations to full partnership status as CIHAlliance members. Members benefit from an online presence, connecting to both their national and international counterparts, and are able to seek out and partner with new health delivery models and bring them to the Canadian stage. Similar units have also begun in China and the US to extend this collaborative framework even further.

Mirroring the success of the ECHAlliance (European Connected Health Alliance), our goal is to improve patient outcomes by bringing together stakeholders in government, academic medicine, and industry. The resulting “ecosystems” create a powerful force for change as their combined knowledge and skills can expand revenues, reduce costs and solve complex healthcare problems faster than any individual group. Each Ecosystem inspires dialogue in subject-matter working groups, between health and social care stakeholders that include: policy makers, industry, health care providers, patient advocates, and investors.

Our vision is clear. To build a Canada-wide network of stakeholders empowered to connect, collaborate and build cost-effective, relevant, patient-centric outcomes.

Please join us as we work together for better health and social care in Canada!



Alex Szucs M.Sc.
Executive Chair Elect
Canadian Integrated Health Alliance


Brian O’Connor
Chair and CEO
European Connected Health Alliance