University of Windsor lands $2.7-million grant to study healthcare innovations

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Windsor Star/Dave Waddell

The University of Windsor’s Odette Health Innovation Network has received $2.7-million in funding from the province that will allow researchers to track the province’s progress in health care innovation procurement.

The grant from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is for a three-year period.

“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 WIN chair Anne Snowdon.

“Creating a successful procurement model will ensure a thriving health economy resulting in sustainability of our health sector and continuously improved patient care.”

Network researchers will create up to 25 case studies to identify evidence of successful innovation procurement and documenting the impact of innovation.

More to come.