Industry/Government Collaboration in Health Innovation Roundtable
About the Industry/Government Collaboration in Health Innovation Roundtable
17 February 2015
The Federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, announced the creation of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation (Panel) on June 24, 2014, to examine innovative health care ideas and approaches that exist in Canada and internationally. The Panel’s mandate is to identify promising innovations, here and internationally, which could help Canada reduce growth in health spending while improving the quality and accessibility of care. It will also provide advice on how the federal government can better support those innovations.
The Institute of Health Economics (IHE), in partnership with the Healthcare Innovation Secretariat (which is supporting the Panel), held a roundtable in Toronto, Ontario on February 17th, 2015, to help inform the Panel’s recommendations. The purpose of the roundtable was to gather key informants from industry and the public sector to engage in informative discourse around the topic: Industry/Government Collaboration in Health Innovation.
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Industry/Government Collaboration in Healthcare Innovation Roundtable – Summary Report
The objectives for the roundtable were to:
- Discuss the current and potential use of federal levers to support healthcare innovation.
- Deliberate opportunities and barriers for the federal government in engaging in the further development and application of healthcare innovation.
- Identify some directions and recommendations for the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation’s consideration.
This roundtable helped inform the final report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation available on the Government of Canada webpage:
Report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation.