Celebrating Health Innovations Expo Winners
McGuinty Government Recognizes Innovations That Improve Patient Care
Ontario recognized six health care organizations from across the province for their innovations in health care over the past year.
The winners were announced at the Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo, held today in Toronto. The Expo highlighted innovative solutions and projects that support the province's Excellent Care For All (ECFA) strategy and improve how Ontario delivers health care.
This year, the six award winners are:
- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Electronic Discharge Summaries
- Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene - Tips and Tricks to improve your Metabolic Health
- Human Endeavour - Healthy Outcomes of Preventative Engagements, or "HOPE" project
- The Hospital for Sick Children and Sudbury Regional Hospital - Remote retinopathy of prematurity screening pilot project
- The Hospital for Sick Children - The Transport Remote Access Care System
- Hamilton Health Sciences - Redesign of Multi-Site Hospital Total Parenteral Nutrition Processes.
- Ontario's Excellent Care for All strategy puts patients first by improving the quality and accountability of the province's health care system.
- More than 100 exhibitors reflected the six themes that are helping to make a difference in improving access and quality in health care.
- The first Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo was held in 2006.
- The redeveloped Health Care Options web site is giving Ontarians a brand new way to access and learn about the many health care options -- things like Family Health Teams and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics -- in their communities.
“I would like to congratulate all those who participated in this year's Health Innovations Expo. Your enthusiasm, dedication and creativity are not only helping to improve the quality of health care for Ontarians, but also improving access to much-needed services.”