We take immense pride that in nearly two decades we have maintained every client relationship that we’ve built. Our clients don’t just stay with us. Many have referred us to other governments and agencies — a true testament to the quality of our work.
Since our founding in 1998, the HealthSpace team has worked to ensure that governments and regulatory agencies have the ability to gather and access the data needed to make decisions that improve public health. We appreciate that every hour we put into our work can mean that an extra life is saved. Every member of the HealthSpace team works tirelessly to pursue excellence in how inspection data is collected and analyzed.
We’re proud to have served our clients with innovative public health inspection, data collection and analysis software for nearly two decades. And with the recent launch of HSCloud, HSTouch and our data services, we’re excited about the future.
HealthSpace is launched by public health inspector John Halstad and database specialist Andrew Price with a vision of developing inspection, information and communication management systems for federal, state, county and municipal governments.
Shortly after our launch, we found our first client: the Fraser Valley Health Region. In 2001, they merged with two other public health entities into what is now known as the Fraser Health Authority. They're still a client of ours today.
Before long, it was clear that HealthSpace was headed south. In 2000 our US subsidiary was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the goal of advancing public health throughout the United States.
It quickly became clear that there was a demand for better public and environmental health software solutions in the USA. Shortly after our US launch we closed our first client: the Virginia Department of Health.
In 2002 we welcomed Health Canada to our growing family of clients.
n working with the Virginia Department of Health we launched the world's first publicly-accessible website for restaurant health inspection data.
In working with Health Canada, our team was able to deliver another first: a live public health inspection system for cruise ships. What made this system special was its ability to report on-board gastrointestinal disease outbreaks via satellite while still at sea.
Throughout the late 2000s and into the current decade, HealthSpace continued to grow and evolve while providing its clients with industry-leading public and environmental health software solutions. In 2013, the HealthSpace management team instituted a buyout of all HealthSpace shares, leading to a new ownership group.
In 2014, HealthSpace acquired the first mobile public health inspection apps for iPad and Android tablets.
Our shift to mobile technology has allowed for an incredible amount of data to be opened up to consumers in the markets that we serve. In 2015 we launched a new public-facing website which gives users the ability to search and view restaurant inspections from any smartphone.
In late 2015, HealthSpace became a publicly-traded company. We are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker “HS".
In 2016 we released a fully-revamped public and environmental health software suite: HSCloud and HSTouch. HSCloud is a cloud-based solution that each of our clients can configure for their specific data collection and analysis needs. HSTouch for iPad and Android are mobile apps that allow inspectors to gather field data that syncs directly into their main database with no need for manual data entry.