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Social distancing for cancer patients on Montreal Gazette

Montreal Gazette

Social distancing for cancer patients

April 2020 | The Montreal Gazette published a news article describing how the MUHC is using Opal to help treat cancer patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opal wins Prix Banque Nationale 2020 in Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation Gala

Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation Gala

Opal wins Prix Banque Nationale 2020!

March 2020 | The Opal team were awarded the Prix Banque Nationale 2020–Innovation et soutien à la communauté from the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.


At your fingertips: a mobile medical record on Radio Canada

Radio Canada

At your fingertips: a mobile medical record

January 2020 | The Opal app is featured on Radio Canada’s New Year Télé Journal. Interview with Opal co-founder Dr. Tarek Hijal.

Trottier-Webster Award for Innovation at RI-MUHC and MUHC Foundation

RI-MUHC and MUHC Foundation

Trottier-Webster Award for Innovation

November 2019 | The Opal team was awarded the Trottier-Webster award for innovation at Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre for their project to build blockchain data donation into Opal.


Award-winning MUHC app to expand usage on Global News

Global News

Award-winning MUHC app to expand usage

November 2019 | Opal co-founder Dr. John Kildea is interviewed about Opal on Global News Focus Montreal.

Opal wins eHealth solution of the year in Quebec eHealth Awards Gala

Quebec eHealth Awards Gala

Opal wins eHealth solution of the year

October 2019 | Opal was presented with the eHealth Solution of 2019 Award at the Le Point santé et service sociaux gala in Drummondville, Quebec.


Opal wins top healthcare award in Quebec Prix d’excellence awards gala

Prix d’excellence awards gala

Opal wins top healthcare award in Quebec!

May 2019 | The Opal Health Informatics Group of the MUHC and RI-MUHC is awarded the most prestigious award in the Quebec healthcare network, the Prix d’excellence–Ministers’ Choice Award.

The pain of waiting in La Presse

La Presse

The pain of waiting

June 2019 | The La Presse newspaper publishes a touching story about Opal co-founder Prof. Laurie Hendren and her quest to build Opal to improve the experiences of patients in Quebec.