January 30, 2014 13:00 ET
Highlighting the Importance of Innovation and Health Partnerships
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 30, 2014) - Health Canada
Today, Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, addressed the Economic Club of Canada to highlight
the Government of Canada's work to harness the tremendous potential of innovation to improve the quality and fiscal sustainability of Canada`s health system.
Minister Ambrose underscored the importance of innovation and health partnerships to help improve the future financial sustainability and quality of healthcare for Canadians and announced the creation of a wise person's panel to examine innovation in healthcare.
Healthcare innovation can play a critical role in helping achieve greater efficiency in the publicly funded healthcare system and better outcomes for patients.
"It is time to tap into some of the brilliant Canadian minds and meet the challenge of transforming the health system through innovation. I will be creating a wise person's panel to examine the state of innovation in Canada's healthcare system, and ensure our federal policies align with our goal of creating a more innovative, effective, and financially sustainable health system."
Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Canada Health Infoway Inc.
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Michael BolkeniusOffice of the Honourable Rona AmbroseFederal Minister of Health(613) 957-0200Health CanadaMedia Relations(613) 957-2983Public Inquiries:(613) 957-29911-866 225-0709
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