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Funding

Each participating AHSC AFP Governance Organizations is provided a proportional allocation of the total funding available each year. They, in turn, solicit research proposals and subject applications to an internal competitive peer review process to select the best proposals for funding. Interest in the process has gained momentum since its initiation in 2008/09. During the first eight years the Innovation Fund has provided seed funding to over 1000 projects across the Province.

Showcase

In November 2010 and again in November 2013, the IFPOC held a Showcase conference to highlight some of the extraordinary work being undertaken by academic physicians from across Ontario using Innovation Fund support. A third conference is planned for November 17, 2016, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference format has included: interactive panels with health system leaders including hospital CEOs, senior government officials and health system advisors; exhibits of innovations; guest speakers; and, awards for top innovators.

2013 Award Winners were announced and presented at the Innovation Fund Showcase 2013 by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews:

1 – AWARD: BEST TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION for CARE DELIVERY
TO: Dr. Matthew Bromwich
FROM: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
FOR: “ShoeBox Audiometry: Interactive iPad based mobile clinical audiometry”

2 – AWARD: NEW APPROACH for CARDIOVASCULAR and STROKE CARE
TO: Dr. Leanne Casaubon
FROM: University Health Network
FOR: “A Novel Day-Unit Care Model for TIA and Minor Stroke Patients Improves Rapid Access to Care and Satisfaction with Care”

3 – AWARD: BEST CREATIVE ALTERNATIVE for PATIENT-CENTRED CARE
TO: Dr. Andrée Gruslin
FROM: The Ottawa Hospital
FOR: “Improving Placenta Health through Education and Better Prevention”

4 – AWARD: BEST INNOVATION in EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE
TO: Dr. Ivy Cheng
FROM: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
FOR: “Implementing Wait-Time Reductions under Ontario Government Benchmarks (Pay-for Results): A Cluster Randomized Trial of the Effect of a Physician-Nurse Supplementary Triage Assistance Team on Emergency Department Patient Wait Times”

5 – AWARD: BEST NOVEL ADVANCEMENT in CANCER CARE DELIVERY
TO: Dr. Angel Arnaout
FROM: The Ottawa Hospital
FOR: “An Innovation in Breast Cancer Care in Ottawa: The Evaluation and Validation of a Rapid Diagnostic and Support (RADS) Clinic for Women Undergoing Assessment for Breast Cancer”

6 – AWARD: BEST INNOVATION in SYSTEM COORDINATION
TO: Dr. Nathalie Fleming and Dr. Amanda Black
FROM: The Ottawa Hospital
FOR: “Improved Obstetrical Outcomes for Adolescents in a Community-Based Outreach Program: A Matched Cohort Study”

7 – AWARD: BEST INNOVATION IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
TO: Dr. Melanie Willows
FROM: The Royal Ottawa Hospital
FOR: “Early Intervention Opioid Outpatient Clinic: The Regional Opioid Intervention Service”

8 – AWARD: BEST INNOVATION in EVIDENCE-BASED CARE
TO: Dr. Richard Kim
FROM: London Health Sciences Centre
FOR: “Personalized Medicine at London Health Sciences Centre: Implementation of a Dedicated Ambulatory Clinic and Inpatient Consult Service”

For information about these award-winners and their projects, please inquire through their Governance Organizations, which can be accessed on the main “ABOUT US” page: https://ifpoc.org/about-us/

Dissemination

In order to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge, IFPOC works with other organizations to seek opportunities to further fund our Innovation Fund projects. To that end, the IFPOC will annually be asking Governance Organizations to provide abstract of their “best” projects.

IFPOC hopes that, as part of its mandate to disseminate knowledge, the Committee and its top physician leads will collaborate with academic and other institutions across the Province so that the seed funding provided by the Innovation Fund can be maximized for those projects found to have been exceptionally successful.

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