A doctor, an engineer, a biologist and a computer scientist sitting around a table may sound like the opening line of an overworked joke. In fact, it offers a key solution to Canada’s growing health-care needs — but only if we radically change how we train and fund researchers to support this convergence.

Read more in an op-ed published today in Policy Options by Medicine by Design researchers Peter Zandstra, Michael Sefton and Christopher Yip, and co-author Charles Haynes from the University of British Columbia.