Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

November 11, 2010 11:03 ET

Celebrating Health Innovations Expo Winners-McGuinty Government Recognizes Innovations That Improve Patient Care

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2010) -

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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 November 10 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 - 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.

quotes

"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."

– Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

quick facts

• 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.

learn more

Find out more about Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo.

Learn more about Ontario's Excellent Care For All strategy.

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Celebrating Health Innovations Expo Winners

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Photos of all finalists available.
 
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Contact Information

  • Members of the media:
    Minister's Office
    Ivan Langrish
    416-326-3986
    or
    Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    David Jensen
    416-314-6197
    ontario.ca/health-news