Understanding Quantum Computing
Quantum computers leverage quantum mechanical phenomena to manipulate information with quantum bits, or qubits, which can be in multiple states (1 and 0) at the same time. Quantum computing enables more powerful calculations.
Improving Health Care
Quantum computing offers considerable potential for improving health care, but to optimize its benefits, all stakeholders need to prepare for its widespread use. For example, there are several potential approaches under consideration to protect patient data. These include implementing new quantum safe algorithms for encryption and, alternatively, more highly secure quantum key distribution mechanisms for managing network communication.
Approaches to address these challenges are in the early stages of being developed, and Canada has the opportunity to lead the way in building a quantum safe health care environment. Now is the time to understand, invest in and plan for a quantum future.