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Webinar: Emerging models for research in the new era of health innovation

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The goal of this webinar is to create awareness and basic knowledge how research’s role and methods are evolving to enable health innovation to be adopted at scale.

By the end of this session, participants will:
  • understand the innovation imperative in healthcare in Canada and globally
  • understand the barriers to innovation adoption at scale
  • be inspired by examples of evidence-based innovations adopted by healthcare systems
  • know initiatives and new participatory co-design methodologies that are building needed capacity for innovation in healthcare (e.g. Dutch health innovation school, UHN OpenLab, Saint Elizabeth Research portfolio, Radboudumc Reshape center)
  • know where to go for tools to evolve your methods as a researcher in an era of innovation

Zayna Khayat, Ph.D.
Future Strategist, Saint Elizabeth health
Adjunct faculty, Health Sector Strategy, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Zayna is Futures Strategist with Saint Elizabeth a health and social impact enterprise with a major focus on home care. In 2017, Zayna was on secondment from MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub in Toronto, Canada to the REshape Health Innovation Centre at Radboud university medical centre in Nijmegan, Netherlands (January to December 2017). At the REshape Center, she was their “Innovation Sherpa in Chief”, working on several key initiatives to strengthen the Dutch health innovation ecosystem.
At MaRS, Zayna lead the Health System Innovation platform from 2014 to 2017, helping smooth the path to adoption of health innovation by health and care systems in Canada and around the world. Zayna is adjunct faculty with the Rotman School of Management in the Health Sector Strategy stream.
Zayna completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Toronto (2001), followed by a long career in strategy consulting, including as a Principal in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Dr. Khayat has been on the Faculty of Singularity University (Exponential Medicine) since 2016.

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