Being Tuned into the Fiscally Constrained Hydraulic Health System of the Future: Why it is important for innovators to be paying attention - MaRS Future of Medicine™
Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
A hydraulic system uses a series of valves to control a fixed amount of fluid based on changing demands in the system. Health systems are rapidly becoming hydraulic at the international level. For this reason, health systems will increasingly depend on innovations that decrease hospital admissions, and that displace alternatives to existing technologies based on cost advantages, improved patient outcomes and/or system-wide efficiencies. Evidence will become the lens through which health systems make choices and will assume significantly greater importance than meeting regulatory requirements.
The discussion will include examples of how this has played out recently and where this is heading, particularly as this relates to information technology, genetics and diagnostics. Ontario is taking the lead in changing the application of evidence to align more closely with innovators pre-market and mitigate the risk to adoption in a future innovation-driven health system.
The talk should be of particular interest to innovators and the industry in general, and those involved in IT, genetics and diagnostics.
Part of the MaRS Future of Medicine™ Series
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.