WIN receives $2.7 million to research innovation procurement in health care

Capturing Ontario’s progress in becoming a world leader in health care innovation procurement is being made possible thanks to a partnership between the Odette World Health Innovation Network (WIN) and the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS). Funding of $2.7 million over 3 years from the MGCS will enable WIN to undertake a research project titled “Innovation Procurement Initiative Measures and Case Studies” with key partners across the Ontario health sector.

“This funding will support WIN to examine procurement from multiple perspectives that will identify key enablers and barriers to procurement of innovative new technologies that offer the opportunity for transformational change across the Ontario health care system,” says Dr. Anne Snowdon, Chair of WIN. “Creating a successful procurement model will ensure a thriving health economy resulting in sustainability of our health sector and continuously improved patient care.”

WIN researchers will create a series of in-depth case studies using key performance indicators and a measurement framework to identify evidence of successful innovation procurement, documenting the impact of innovation adoption processes in up to 25 projects. These case studies will identify barriers and enablers to embedding and scaling health innovation and will be used as education tools for industry, the health sector, and government.

The Innovation Procurement Initiative Measures and Case Studies project is part of an Innovation Procurement Initiative launched by MGCS in 2014 to contribute to making Ontario a leader in innovation development and adoption.

This partnership supports WIN’s world-leading work to provide better value for the health sector, deliver high quality business education, and perform impactful research.

“WIN is a catalyst for health care system transformation, and this unique partnership with the Ontario Government will significantly advance Ontario’s capacity to commercialize and scale innovative health technologies and products thus contributing to the success of Ontario companies locally, nationally and globally,” says Dr. H. Allan Conway, Dean, Odette School of Business.

About the World Health Innovation Network (WIN)

Established in the summer of 2015, the World Health Innovation Network (WIN) is the first Canadian health innovation centre with formal ties to the U.S., building collaborative partnerships between the two countries to advance health system innovation that will provide innovators and entrepreneurs with access to the complete North American health market.  For more information, visit http://www.uwindsor.ca/odettewin/.