If you give us the locations and treatment capabilities of your hospitals we can show you...

Visualizations for potential transport protocols

Catchment areas for each hospital

DESTINE Health is flexible and customizable

Easily show areas of bypass and poor service

Customize based on your system's workflow

View the impact on your population and your bottom line

Using geographic population density data DESTINE health can predict:

  • annual changes in hospital volumes resulting from bypassing centres
  • annual improvements in patient outcomes resulting from optimizing transport protocols
  • annual cost savings resulting from these improved outcomes

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Every Second Counts

Deciding on the right strategy for accessing endovascular therapy is a matter of life and limb for ischemic stroke patients. Should stroke patients be taken to a distant endovascular centre or is it best to receive early alteplase at a nearer centre? Selecting the first destination hospital for these patients is complex and depends on geography and hospital efficiency. Every minute you spend thinking about what to do with a stroke patient – the brain is actively dying. There is no time to waste, a decision support tool is needed.

Taking Stroke Systems One Step Further

DESTINE allows you to view your stroke system with interactive visualizations; taking complex stroke transport decision making and simplifying it into an easy to read colour coded map. DESTINE’s sophisticated algorithms incorporate the progression of the disease with geographic and health system variables, giving you confidence that your endovascular therapy access strategy is evidence-based. Optimizing your stroke system will lead to significant savings of downstream healthcare costs by maximizing good patient outcomes and getting more patients home to their families.

Our Clients

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Michael Hill

Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary; Stroke Neurologist, Foothills Medical Centre

Dr. Mahesh Jayaraman

Associate Professor, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director Neurovascular Center; Sr Member, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Dr. Michael Mazya

Consultant in Neurology, Karolinska University Hospital; Chair, Swedish Acute Neurology Society

Dr. Bijoy Menon

Associate Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary; Stroke Neurologist, Foothills Medical Centre


2021 Social Innovation Winner

Global Healthcare Innovation Academy

2019 Social Innovation Winner

W21C Innovation Academy

2018/2019 Prime Cohort

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Our Story

DESTINE Health was born out of a research project at the University of Calgary in conjunction with the Calgary Stroke Program. Dr. Jessalyn Holodinsky and Dr. Noreen Kamal spent 3 years researching the best transportation system for patients with large vessel occlusion stroke (one of the most serious types of stroke) to access advanced treatments.

After their innovative solution to the stroke transport problem gained wide international attention in the stroke community Drs. Holodinsky and Kamal decided it was time to take the next step and turn their research into an online interactive software. DESTINE Health was founded in 2018 and since then has helped healthcare systems worldwide transform their stroke transport systems for the better.

Our Team

Meet the Founders

Noreen Kamal

Jessalyn Holodinsky, PhD

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer

Jessalyn is an epidemiologist specializing in predictive modelling for stroke outcomes. She developed the science behind DESTINE as part of her PhD dissertation. She has since become a sought after speaker in the area of acute ischemic stroke patient transport for local and international conferences.

Noreen Kamal, PEng, PhD

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Noreen is an engineer and researcher with a specialization in interactive visual analytics and human-computer interaction. She brings years of experience in private industry and over a decade of experience in improving health care systems.

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