Today the Health Council of Canada launches its new Health Innovation Portal. The Health Innovation Portal is a website that houses innovative health care practices, policies, programs and services from across Canada.
The portal includes a searchable database of innovative practices, an overview and explanation of the Health Council’s Innovative Practices Evaluation Framework, information for identifying and sharing health innovations and information on the Health Council’s Health Innovation Challenge for students.
The user-friendly, searchable database features over 240 innovative practices, with a range of keyword search options and intuitive outputs, such as dynamic PDFs of practice descriptions and links to original source material.
The Innovative Practices Evaluation Framework was developed to ensure consistent and transparent evaluation of innovative practices into three categories: “emerging,” “promising,” or “leading.” The Health Innovation Portal includes explanation of the inclusion and evaluation criteria and the rating guide used to categorize practices.
“We developed the Health Innovation Portal with health care managers and practitioners, policy makers, and researchers in mind,” said John G. Abbott, CEO of the Health Council of Canada. “We want to help Canada’s health care leaders find programs and practices that are working across the country from a variety of health care themes, so they can learn from them and put them into practice within their own areas.”
Visit the Health Innovation Portal at healthcouncilcanada.ca/innovation