We're building the platform for accelerated medicine

We envision a world where everyday medical care moves at the speed of science.


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Adam Farren

President & Chief Operating Officer

Adam leads the go-to-market and business operations teams at Canvas. He has over 15 years of startup and healthcare experience and previously served as Chief Growth Officer at Elation Health, and Osmind. He holds a BA from Princeton and an MBA from Haas Business School at UC Berkeley.


Andrew Hines

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is a data scientist, software engineer and entrepreneur. He founded Canvas in 2015, building on his experience in healthcare and applied data science. He holds a BS in Mathematical Statistics and Business Administration from SFSU and an MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

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JP Patil

Chief Product Officer

JP leads Engineering and Product at Canvas. He previously led Data Products at Included Health, a healthcare navigation company. He has held various roles in product, product marketing, finance, and strategy at tenXer, Digite, and AraVasc. JP holds an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and a BS in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology from UC San Diego.



Canvas is born

After watching his wife Annalies, a family nurse practitioner, grapple with bad medical software, Andrew Hines founded Canvas to build a new EMR architecture that could realize the promise of accelerated computing.

First clinic goes live on the Canvas Core Platform

After several years of development and learnings from add-on apps with close design partners including Dignity Health Medical Foundation, Andrew and CTO Beau Gunderson ship the first platform version of Canvas for small ambulatory clinics.

Canvas Developer Tools launched

Canvas launches its developer dashboard to enable developers to build and manage all of their Canvas infrastructure on demand, including the EMR, API, and SDK.

ONC certification achieved

After nearly four years of investment, Canvas achieves federal certification by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), enabling customers to meet Medicare and commercial payer requirements for meaningful use of a certified EMR.

JP Patil joins as Chief Product Officer

Canvas adds industry veteran JP Patil as Chief Product Officer after seven years at Included Health where he was Vice President, Data Platform.

Adam Farren joins as President & COO

Adam joins Canvas after 8 years as Chief Growth Officer at Elation Health and Osmind to lead go-to-market and business operations.

Open source patient app ships

Canvas completed its first major open source initative via its FHIR API Prize competition, enabling customers to easily integrate patient-side scheduling, messaging, payments, and medical records with Canvas.


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