Canada's ImagineNation Challenges to Improve Healthcare


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Canada's ImagineNation Challenges to Improve Healthcare by Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation, Canada Health Infoway

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  • Canada's ImagineNation Challenges to Improve Healthcare

    1. 1. Canada’s ImagineNation Challenges to Improve Healthcare<br />Theme: How to leverage prizes to recognize excellence and stimulate development and industry<br />
    2. 2. Our Goal<br />Improve health care by identifying, trialing, and spreading novel innovations in the use of information and communications technology with strong potential to deliver value for clinicians and patients<br />Foster a community of innovators across the country focused on areas prioritized by clinicians and patients<br />
    3. 3. Our Approach<br />Broad engagement through ImagineNation innovation challenges<br />Prizes awarded to winning teams<br />Approach supported by Canadians (2010 survey)<br />Work with other supporting organizations to shape the challenges, spread the word, and support participants<br />
    4. 4. ImagineNation Ideas Challenge<br />March-July 2011<br />
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    6. 6. Ideas Challenge Results<br />Good uptake from across the country<br />Broad participation ~ most who submitted ideas were not previously engaged with Infoway<br />Ideas that judges ranked in the Top 50 came from 6 of 10 provinces<br />Strong support from partners, e.g.<br />Communications<br />Volunteer judges<br />Positive feedback re: innovation & engagement<br />Helpful lessons learned for future challenges<br />
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    8. 8. Reaction<br />“Canadians are passionate about our health system, and we wanted their ideas on how digital solutions could strengthen health care. The calibre of entries we received surpassed our high expectations and the range of ideas on leveraging ICT to improve access, safety, and efficiency of care is inspiring.” <br />Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Infoway<br />
    9. 9. From Ideas to Results: ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge<br />September 2011-March 2013<br />
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    11. 11. From Ideas to Results: Outcomes Challenge <br /><ul><li>More than $1 million in awards available
    12. 12. Early adopters
    13. 13. Most promising solutions (Trailblazers)
    14. 14. Highest volume of use and growth in users
    15. 15. Four focus areas:
    16. 16. Patients book appointments online or with mobile device
    17. 17. Patient access to health information
    18. 18. Medication reconciliation to improve patient safety
    19. 19. Clinical synoptic reporting based on best evidence
    20. 20. Education sessions & other support for challengeparticipants</li></ul>summary video<br />
    21. 21. For more information<br />Visit the challenge website:<br /> (English)<br /> (French)<br />Visit Canada Health Infoway’s website:<br /> (English)<br />Email<br />