compassion at its core
Healthcare practitioners, leaders, educators, and medical historians:
Join a one-of-a-kind group. With our funding and support, you’ll contribute to a rich body of work and advance inquiry, system change, and your career.
Our Focus Areas
These two areas foster a Canadian healthcare system that's advancing technologically, while staying rooted in compassion and an understanding of our medical history. In each area, we support crucial activities in research education, leadership, and clinical practice.
Bringing compassion into modern, technology-driven care
The history of medicine
Featured news, events, resources
Hearing your voices Panel 1: The Power of Lived Experience
Patient Partners share their lived experience and offer their suggestions on what makes a compassion digitally enabled healthcare system.
New for 2020: Fellowships in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence
New for 2020, AMS Healthcare is offering ten (10), one-year fellowships of up to $75,000 to early and mid-career academic researchers and regulated health care professionals to study and develop expertise/competence in the impact of DT/AI on compassionate care. At least two of these Fellowships will consider equity for vulnerable populations as an additional dimension of the award.
A new era in health care and in nursing has begun. COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of virtual care delivery models in Canada. According to a Ipsos poll, in the next 10 years, Canadians envision a health system with health technologies powered by artificial intelligence (AI) – such as predictive analytics and robotics.
What have we learned about how technology shaped patient experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic?
In this virtual event, patients, families, and caregivers will share experiences of COVID-19. Hear engaging panelists and speakers, and make recommendations for the design of a compassionate digital healthcare system. This is your chance to have your say and connect with others who are invested in making change happen in the healthcare system. This event is FREE. Registration opens in september.
Get funding for your research and projects in:
- Compassion and healthcare technology
- The history of medicine
See what's available through our grants, fellowships, awards, and other project support
We're proud to share outcomes from a high-profile research community that's improving healthcare. Our resources come from AMS-sponsored researchers and project leads. Find research papers, briefing documents, articles, and videos to help you move your work forward.
What our friends and funding recipients say about us
“As a Hannah Chair, I will work to promote the discussion of the inherent, constitutional, Treaty and international rights of all Indigenous Peoples and communities; and the protection of traditional knowledge and medicines from appropriation.”
“I’m thrilled to partner with AMS to study responsible innovation and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Responsible innovation encourages us to engage a wide range of stakeholders to understand technology’s implications, including any unintended consequences.”