Ministry of Research and Innovation & Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care visited Toronto Rehab 
The Ministry of Research and Innovation & Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care visited Toronto Rehab to announce the launch of the Ontario Health Innovation Council. Dr. Bob Bell is one of the members. (Photo: UHN)
 
On Nov.19, The Ministry of Research and Innovation & Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care visited Toronto Rehab to announce the launch of the Ontario Health Innovation Council. Dr. Bob Bell, President and CEO, UHN, will serve on the council, to help inspire better, and more innovative ways to provide healthcare solutions through the frontiers of research and discovery.
 
"Ontario’s capacity to provide the best care and get value for our precious health dollars depends on harnessing our strengths in health research and innovation," said Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. "The Ontario Health Innovation Council will help us improve the quality of care while creating valuable new jobs.”
 
The newly formed council will help to enhance the province's world renowned health technology sector by developing recommendations to:

• Identify opportunities for Ontario's small and medium-sized businesses to participate in global and domestic markets for health innovations.

• Adapt best practices of other jurisdictions with overarching health technology innovation strategies, including the United States, United Kingdom and European Union in order to strengthen Ontario's plan.

• Expand the adoption of new technologies across health care settings to improve quality of care and value for health care investments.
 
To read the full press release, click here.

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