Ontario government invests five million dollars to boost innovation in provincial healthcare

Tickit Health is part of an unprecedented opportunity for companies and academics to demonstrate innovative products in the Ontario healthcare system. In collaboration with SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Tickit platform  will host a series of screening and intake assessment tools in four clinical areas: Cardiology, Emergency Department, Plastic Surgery, and Adolescent Medicine. Tickit will also capture the patient experience in selected clinical program groups within SickKids hospital. Leaving an significant impact on helping healthcare organizations and leaders better understand the patients they serve. The project will receive up to $350,000 CAD as well as support from industry partners in some of Ontario's top hospitals. The funding comes from AdvancingHealth, a partnership between OCE and Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, is a program program is administering a $5 million boost to five healthcare-related IT projects. According to Minister of Government and Consumer Services to David Orazietti, "The AdvancingHealth program will allow the public and private sectors to work together to build ground-breaking products and services. This program will help improve the healthcare procurement process, while also creating new jobs and will support the province's economy.”

AdvancingHealth is managed by OCE and funded through Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Its aim is to foster healthcare innovation leading to improved health outcomes, enhanced patient experience and efficient use of the system's resources.

Read more on the projects from Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc:

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