Ontario Celebrates Innovation in Health Care
McGuinty Government Announces Winners Of Innovations In Health Care Awards
TORONTO - A program that allows cancer patients to enter their symptoms via the internet, a mobile health clinic in Northwestern Ontario, and a program to bring fresh produce to a Waterloo Region hospital are amongst the winners of the 2008 Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Awards.
Winners were selected in six categories from a pool of 18 finalists drawn from more than 400 submissions.
The awards are part of the Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo, an annual showcase of initiatives that are driving advancement in Ontario's health care system. The Expo is presented by Ontario's 14 Local Health Integration Networks and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Award winners in each of the six categories are :Meeting Community Needs Through Integrated Care
- NorWest Community Health Centres - North West Local Health Integration Network
The Mobile Unit of the NorWest Community Health Centre
- Toronto Rehab - Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
Cardiac Rehabilitation Home Program - An Alternative Model of Care
- Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) - South West Local Health Integration Network
Roaming Scopes for Flexible Endoscopy
- Cancer Care Ontario - All Local Health Integration Networks
Interactive System Assessment and Collection (ISAAC) for Cancer Patients
- The Ottawa Hospital - Champlain Local Health Integration Network
The Clinical Nurse Expert: A Safety Net for the Future
- St. Mary's General Hospital - Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
A fresh approach to health promotion
- More than three hundred organizations displayed their innovations at this year’s Expo.
- This year, there were over 400 applications in six categories for the Innovations in Health Care Awards.
- The first Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo was held in 2006.
“I am very proud of this year’s finalists and award winners. These awards highlight the creative and innovative thinking that is necessary, even essential, to reducing wait times and improving access to quality family health care in Ontario.”