There is now an optimism that the once fragmented players in Waterloo Region are beginning to coalesce in support of scaling health tech.
Waterloo Medtech has just launched their latest proceedings report discussed here. The new Medical Innovation Xchange in Kitchener opened in January. Communitech has announced a new Velocity micro VC-fund for the medtech sector. Google is opening an accelerator in the region.
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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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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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Creating impactful posters for medical congresses is an art and science
These 7 best practice tips can help improve the impact of your posters. As just one example, over 600 abstracts have been accepted for the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) in Florence this September.
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The Canadian medtech market appears to be punching below its weight but new patent fillings and start-ups suggest a positive outlook.
A distinguished panel discussed what it takes to go from start-up to the first $50M in the Canadian Medical Device industry at the Commercialization Playbook event.
“Opportunity for Canada in this space is huge in growing role of medical technologies”; says Dr. Brian Courtney
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Here we recap on our top how-to insights for Medtech corporations
These are a round-up of the most popular healthcare posts and downloads from the last few months.
We are working on other best practice how-to guides on Advisory Boards and Congress Symposia.
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In reaction to many questions about the why of Opencity Inc. we also posted a philosophical reflection on our balance between providing healthcare services and social responsibility. The post was titled ..with conscience.
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I will be presenting core messages from the Health Outcome Models white paper at the Hacking Health Waterloo café in March.
Continuing our series of posts on health outcome models and value in measuring healthcare we have developed this white paper to explore in greater depth.
This white paper has been specifically written for those Med Tech or pharmaceutical companies seeking to gain deeper, broader relationships with executive healthcare decision makers through outcome partnership programs.
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McKinsey&Company report $44 billion in beyond-the-product solutions in the US alone. Here we explore how multi-national Med Tech corporations can develop health outcome models. Much of the success lies in creating sustainable cultural change owned by the healthcare system.
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Continuing my LinkedIn Pulse posts on Value in Healthcare and Business Model Innovation here is my latest thinking drawing these together in discussing healthcare outcomes.
In case you missed the recent McKinsey&Company article Improving healthcare while curbing cost: Med-Tech companies offer a solution. Whilst potentially directed at the executive leadership with the healthcare system it clearly points to the timely opportunity for Med Tech businesses to engage in a new type of executive conversation with their customers about what truly matters to them – measurable healthcare outcomes. The piece is timely, relevant and authoritative. McKinsey suggests the opportunity for beyond-the-product solutions in the US alone could be as great as $44 billion (USD).
Follow the link here to the October 2015 McKinsey& Company article.
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