North Bay firm MetricAid gets financial boost from FedNor: Software developer receives $216,487 to boost innovation to streamline patient care programs.

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The federal government is investing in a North Bay-made innovation to help make scheduling for patients and physicians more efficient around the world.

MetricAid received a repayable contribution of $216,487 on to develop software, expand their global reach and increase sales.

The funding was announced June 22 by Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor. As a result of this investment, MetricAid expects to create up to six new full-time, highly-skilled jobs in Northern Ontario.

Specifically, North Bay-based MetricAid will use the FedNor funding to create and market an innovative, safe and secure software product that will help address scheduling challenges facing healthcare providers in the United Kingdom.

The company said it represents the first step in an ambitious international expansion for MetricAid and its suite of products.

"This exciting initiative will allow...

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