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The Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN) is running FREE two-day workshops for its newly-expanded Innovation Procurement Toolkit (IPT) that will provide comprehensive training on:

  • The value of innovation procurement
  • How to use the newly expanded IPT
  • How the IPT can support you in the procurement of unknown solutions

These workshops will bring together a mix of various healthcare procurement specialists, suppliers and senior leadership. On the first day, the morning session will focus on the value of innovation procurement: how it is a strategic and innovative approach to procurement focussed on patient outcomes and increased efficiency to the system while achieving better value for money. We encourage you to invite members of senior leadership to this portion.


The afternoon of the first day will take a deep dive into the newly expanded IPT with a mix of small group activities to ensure that you feel confident and know how to use the IPT inside and out. The second day will focus on application and scenario-based activities surrounding the IPT to enable you to make an impact and deliver value immediately.  


The series of workshops will be held across Ontario as follows:



DATE 2018


Toronto GTA

May 28, 29

Delta Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

655 Dixon Road, Mississauga, ON

Erie St Clair/South West

June 5, 6

Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

591 Wellington Rd. S.

London N6C 4R3

Champlain/South East

June 12, 13

Holiday Inn & Suites - Kanata

101 Kanata Ave., Kanata K2T 1E6


September 17 & 18 



September 20 & 21 


Toronto (Downtown)

September 24 & 25 



October 10 & 11



The expanded IPT provides healthcare procurement professionals with a single point of referral and resources to support their activities in developing and conducting procurements for innovative solutions. The IPT contains guidance on innovation procurement, including early market engagement strategies and innovation procurement models intended to encourage the adoption of innovation by Ontario’s broader public sector (BPS), which includes publicly funded healthcare organizations. The IPT is in alignment with the Interim BPS Primer on Innovation Procurement.

With the rapid advancement of new technologies and solutions occurring in the Canadian healthcare environment there is a heightened awareness of the impact innovative technologies have on patient, provider and system outcomes.

“The training sessions will leave participants with a very clear understanding of the many tools, templates and guides contained in the toolkit,” explains Project Manager Sarah Friesen, who will be leading the workshops. “The sessions will explain how the tools can provide support to healthcare organizations in their quest to procure innovative solutions.”

Susan Smith, General Manager, HSCN, adds, “We are excited for health service providers to attend the workshops and learn how to use the toolkit to deliver value to their organizations while also enabling improved patient outcomes.”  


This project is funded by OntarioBuys, an Ontario government program, which makes investments to support innovation, facilitate and accelerate the adoption of integrated supply chain, back-office leading practices and operational excellence. OntarioBuys helps drive collaboration and improve supply chain processes in Ontario’s BPS.