Ontario is improving patient care through cutting-edge health technology by committing to provide funding for 15 new projects through grants from the Health Technologies Fund (HTF). WIN is excited to be engaging as an academic research partner in two of the awarded projects that will deliver better coordinated and integrated community care, closer to home.
WIN will work with peopleCare Inc., Hogan Pharmacy Partners Ltd., PointClickCare, McMaster University, and Northwest Pharmacy on a Remote Pharmacy Coordination for Seniors project that received funding of $476,348 from the Government of Ontario HTF. WIN will provide research support to create the evidence for impact of the introduction of Telepharmacy in long-term care facilities. The research will inform a model for scalability of this impactful Telepharmacy innovation by documenting the key conditions for successfully scaling Telepharmacy across the province of Ontario.
The Champlain CCAC, Champlain LHIN, The Ottawa Hospital and GE Healthcare Canada, was awarded $500,000 by the Government of Ontario HTF to develop an expanded screening strategy to reduce falls in seniors. As the academic lead, Dr. Anne Snowdon and the WIN team will engage in the project providing research methodology, results analysis, and assess the cost and value of scaling this program across Ontario.
To view the official announcement by the Government of Ontario, please click here .
The grants are part of Ontario's Health Technologies Fund (HTF), which supports the development of Ontario-based health technologies that improve care for people, bring value to the health care system and create jobs.
The World Health Innovation Network (WIN) is based at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, under the leadership of world renowned researcher Dr. Anne Snowdon. WIN brokers partnerships between key stakeholders to source, embed and scale innovations in health systems. WIN develops the evidence of impact and scalability across health systems and disseminates this information to accelerate health system transformation, drive economic growth and improve patient outcomes.