Adoption of the Wound Care Quality Standards in Ontario

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Wound Care Quality Standards are the foundation for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario (MOHLTC).  The OntWIG symposium identified disconnects between the quality standards and practices around procurement, funding accessibility and inconsistencies in the continuum of care across the 14 Ontario Local Health Innovation Networks (LHIN).

Here we reflect on the thought-provoking Ontario Wound Interest Group (OntWIG) symposium that examined the adoption of the Health Quality Ontario quality standards covering diabetic foot ulcers, pressure injuries and venous leg ulcers.

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Patients Included | Toronto Health Innovation

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Toronto Health Innovation Week provided a spirit of optimism for the newest innovations. Patients Included should be the default way of working in health innovation and improvement.

We selected four 1-minute video interviews to include here to capture the essence and optimism of Toronto Health Innovation Week. Read our reflections on the MEDEC MedTech conference.

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10 top posts from the last year

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These top posts and content resonated with you the most. They were not necessarily what we expected. The underlying topic insights will guide our future content curation.

We had lots of view and engagement analytics from among the 77 posts on the Opencity Inc. blog plus another 73 on other platforms and sites, through 2016.

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Our top picks of worthwhile reads

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These 9 books had an impact on our thinking in 2016. Find out why they are worthwhile reads and could be a valuable use of your time.

Providing our recommendations based on what we read in 2016 seems a more valuable insight than a simple review of 2016 or prediction for 2017. We hope you agree.

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Post Hackathon commercialisation

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You pitched your ideas to the Hackathon judges. You may have won an award. What comes next in the commercialisation process?

Here we offer guidance on how to commercialise innovations from a Hackathon. How do you take your brilliant innovation conceived through a Hackathon to market?

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Converging strands in the future of health outcomes

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A shift towards health outcomes from care delivery is becoming a movement. Our ongoing research into health outcome models has navigated us through converging strands about the future of health outcomes.

This post directs you to that further reading; a book, podcasts, and websites.

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Hacking Health Waterloo cafe

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Data integrity is paramount to the success of health outcome measurement programs. A motivating experience to be one of the speakers at Hacking Health Waterloo cafe 6.

Again such an eclectic mix of intelligent, passionate professionals trying to solve healthcare challenges. Here are the promised links to the resources and references.

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Charity Spotlight – Cure Brain Cancer

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Cure Brain Cancer Foundation profoundly demonstrates what is possible through international collaboration.

CEO, Catherine Stace has steered the Australian charity to worldwide recognition, in what could be described as excellence in Hacking Brain Cancer.

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Cultural change as a driver for outcomes

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Cultural change is one driver for ensuring sustainability for quality health improvement. In this continuing series of posts, we explore the excellent work by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Their excellent resource titled The Spread and Sustainability of Quality Improvement in Healthcare explores 10 key factors underpinning spread and sustainability. We highly commend their work and hope it receives wider international recognition.
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