June 2022 | Roche Canada, an important partner in the Quebec SmartCare Consortium project, has written a blog post about Opal and their participation in the project. The post is entitled “Opal - A gem in the rough - How a diverse group of partners is aiming to change healthcare”.
June 2022 | The MUHC Foundation announces a major donation from CIBC in support of Opal’s leadership of the Quebec SmartCare Consortium project.
RI-MUHC and OHIG
December 2021 | The Opal Health Informatics Group to lead a new consortium called the Quebec SmartCare Consortium to increase the accessibility of healthcare data for patients and researchers.
May 2021 | CTV news article describing how the Opal-COVID study is examining the use of Opal to follow COVID-19 patients at home.
March 2021 | The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation announces major support for the deployment of Opal at the Children’s start in the Nephrology Department. Using Opal, parents will be able to access the medical data of their children and learn about their condition and care.
Priorité patient – Competition
October 2020 | Opal receives a grant from Oncopole's Priorité Patient competition to improve peer support by matching patients using the Opal patient portal app.
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.
Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation Gala
March 2020 | The Opal team were awarded the Prix Banque Nationale 2020–Innovation et soutien à la communauté from the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.
January 2020 | The Opal app is featured on Radio Canada’s New Year Télé Journal. Interview with Opal co-founder Dr. Tarek Hijal.
RI-MUHC and MUHC Foundation
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.
November 2019 | Opal co-founder Dr. John Kildea is interviewed about Opal on Global News Focus Montreal.
Quebec eHealth Awards Gala
October 2019 | Opal was presented with the eHealth Solution of 2019 Award at the Le Point santé et service sociaux gala in Drummondville, Quebec.
Prix d’excellence awards gala
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.
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.