iamsick.ca is looking to make the Canadian healthcare system more accessible to the public. The project started with Ontario, and with the help of crowdfunding, it could expand across the country.
According to the project author, the existing healthcare wayfinding website and mobile apps show nearby emergency departments, urgent care centres, walk-in/after-hours clinics, and pharmacies for all of Ontario.
iamsick.ca was started in September 2012 by the University of Toronto students.iamsick.ca was started in September 2012 by the University of Toronto students and now, they say, it’s time to expand the service and reach even more Canadians.
Last year, the service got smartphone apps for BlackBerry 10, iPhone and Android, and it was also recognized as one of the best mobile health applications at the National Canadian e-Health conference.
If the project hits the $9,000 mark at Indiegogo, it will first expand into another Canadian province within a short time-frame; if they raise $90,000, the Canada-wide coverage is promised in September, from Cape Spear on the East coast to Vancouver Island on the West coast, and even up to Alert in the North.