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What is healthbound?


HealthBound
using information & data to improve the quality & efficiency of care

 

 

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What is healthbound?


HealthBound
using information & data to improve the quality & efficiency of care

 

 

WHAT IS HEALTHBOUND?

 

Four hospitals in the GTA have identified key clinical challenges that we believe can be addressed by innovative Canadian companies and individuals.

HealthBound convenes startups, clinicians, and hospitals across the GTA with government and private organizations to develop solutions to these challenges.  Our goal is to perfect problem-solution fit, adapting products and processes to benefit hospitals, improve patient outcomes and streamline clinical practice.

HealthBound's value is three-fold:

  1. Ubiquitous, Thematic Challenges. Four hospitals in the GTA have identified common problems, meaning solutions will be high impact across the hospitals and, more broadly, the Canadian healthcare system.
  2. Focus on Clinical Validation. Canada's leadership in clinical evaluation helps startups attract more funding, pushes them towards market readiness in the U.S., and stimulates potential for procurement within Canadian hospitals. 
  3. Cross-Domain Mentorship. With comprehensive domain expertise, from procurement and health IT to clinical trials and regulatory strategy, participants have access to all resources they need to be successful.
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How it works


How it works


HOW IT WORKS

HealthBound participants will work in teams to refine or adapt their product, service, or process so that it answers an unmet need identified by one of four partner hospitals: St. Michael’s, South Lake, Trillium and William Osler. 

Following a Collision Day, where domain experts and clinical leaders will come together with startups, physicians, and other innovators to network and learn lean methodologies, 15 selected teams will be selected to move on to our Rapid Development Phase.  The teams will have four months to validate technology, business model, and problem-solution fit. 

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CHALLENGES


CHALLENGES


CHALLENGE 1: STREAMLINING Resources for CAREGIVERs during patient transition

CHAMPION: SOUTHLAKE REGIONAL HEALTH CENTRE

Southlake is looking for an innovative solution that allows caregivers to be included in the healthcare team and that facilitates the flow of information from the different resources available to the them, with the ultimate goal of ensuring better delivery of care.

CHALLENGE 2: IMPROVING HOSPITAL HAND HYGIENE

CHAMPION: ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL

St. Michael’s is looking for an innovative solution to help track and measure hand hygiene practices in the hospital, with the ultimate goal of improving hand hygiene compliance.

CHALLENGE 3: managing patient anxiety During transition and discharge

CHAMPION: TRILLIUM HEALTH PARTNERS

Trillium is looking for a product that consists of well-designed patient and family supports that can lessen a patient’s anxiety of being cared for in a different physical environment, by providers they don’t already know, and who are unfamiliar with their care needs and preferences.

CHALLENGE 4: Facilitating the MONITORING & DELIVERy of CARE IN THE COMMUNITY through technology

CHAMPION: WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM

We’re looking for technological solutions that can introduce relevant solutions that relate to patient health pre- or post-acute care. The solution will allow patients and caregivers to share patient data between themselves and the healthcare partners in the community and the hospital.

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WHY PARTICIPATE


WHY PARTICIPATE


WHY PARTICIPATE?

 

With the support and guidance of federal and provincial funders,  the Biomedical Zone, as part of Ryerson University, St. Michael's Hospital and I-INC, is launching a needs-based innovation challenge to address the key challenges identified by the partnering hospitals.  These challenges relate to the theme "using information & data to improve the quality & efficiency of care delivery" that we believe can be addressed by innovative Canadian companies.

HealthBound participants will work directly with funding bodies to refine relevant, investable execution plans, leading them toward significant funding opportunities. They will also be coached by leaders in lean methodologies, design thinking, health IT, regulatory, and more, while receiving exposure to national media outlets.

If you are a startup, clinician, or innovative thinker that believes you or your company can help us find better solutions to these challenges, we want you to apply.

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When/where


When/where


WHEN IS KICK-OFF?

 

April 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 2nd Floor Exhibition Hall

209 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON

 

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Who should apply


Who should apply


WHO SHOULD APPLY

 

We encourage innovative, engaged, and dedicated individuals who have an interest in healthcare and a desire to apply their talent to solving real clinical challenges to apply. Participants may include entrepreneurs, physicians, hospitals, scientists, startups, or anyone that considers themself an innovator.

 

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