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Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Health Innovation Breakfast

The Health Council celebrated the winners of our 4th annual Health Innovation Challenge this morning at a Health Innovation themed breakfast held at the Toronto Reference Library.

Winning students came from the University of Alberta, Dalhousie University, McMaster University, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Toronto to collect their awards in front of Health Council staff and health system stakeholders.

Will Falk provided an inspiring keynote address about the future of health care where patients and providers will connect virtually.   He discussed his interest in the innovative practices taking place in developing countries and stated that Canadians need to get rid of old ways of doing things i.e. doctors reliance on fax machines.

The Health Council demonstrated the Health Innovation Portal and informed winning students that the innovative practices that they identified as part of the Challenge will be posted on the Health Innovation Portal with acknowledgement.  Their work will contribute to sharing good ideas across jurisdictions and hopefully help to build national leading practices that allow for better health care for all Canadians.

You’re all invited to join the health innovation dialogue and share health care innovative practices on the Health Innovation Portal.   Our searchable database makes it easy to find practices, programs, services and policies that are of interest to you.  If you would like to contribute an innovative practice, please email Your contributions will make this tool of value to the Canadian health care system.

Congratulations again to all the winners!

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