In 2017, the Government of Canada, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE) provided 1.6 million dollars over four years (2017-2021) to create SCAN Health. Hosted by the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business, SCAN Health is an International Knowledge Translation Platform (NCE-IKTP) funded to accelerate knowledge translation and address key problems, challenges and opportunities of high strategic importance for health systems in Canada and around the globe.

Spanning five countries, including Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada – and with over one hundred partners from industry, healthcare, government and academia – the Network will enable the exchange of information and expertise to accelerate the implementation of healthcare supply chain best practices around the world.

By mobilizing supply chain best practices to track health products and processes to patient outcomes we can significantly reduce medical error, increase health system sustainability and drive economic growth for companies globally.


  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Goals
  • Impact
To advance global capacity to adopt and scale best practices in healthcare supply chain to offer traceability of products and care processes from bench to bedside to patient outcomes.
To develop an International Knowledge Translation Platform to mobilize expert knowledge and research evidence to work with health systems to accelerate, scale and measure health system supply chain transformation.
  • Establish a global network of collaboration
  • Mobilize knowledge of strategic supply chain best practices to inform Canadian, American, Australian and European health systems
  • Create knowledge mobilization tools and resources
  • Strengthen leadership capacity and position Canada as a global leader in health sector supply chain innovation – to reduce medical error

  • Successful adoption and scaling of supply chain best practices through the exchange of information in health systems worldwide.
  • Leadership capacity building by mobilizing expertise in industry and business schools to transform health system supply chain.
  • Tools and resources developed to share evidence and lessons-learned for the co-creation of supply chain strategies and solutions globally.
  • Solutions developed and implemented to address key healthcare supply chain challenges.
  • Tracking and tracing products and processes to patient outcomes to improve safety and quality and reduce medical error.
  • Global capacity created to measure the impact of adopting and scaling supply chain best practices in healthcare.
  • Cost savings achieved through optimizing e-commerce processes in health systems.
SCAN Health Portals