FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN)is running two-day workshops for its newly-expanded Innovation Procurement Toolkit (IPT). The sessions will provide comprehensive training in managing innovation procurement initiativesusing the new toolkit and are offered at no cost to participants.
The expanded IPTprovides healthcare procurement professionals with a single point of referral and resources to support their activities in developing and conducting procurements for innovative solutions. The IPTcontains 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) in alignment with the Interim BPS Primer on Innovation Procurement.
The series of workshops will be held across Ontario on May 28-29 (Toronto), June 5-6 (London), and June 12-13 (Ottawa), with dates to be confirmed for fall sessions to be held in downtown Toronto, Northern Toronto, Burlington and Sudbury.
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 BPS 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.”
Registration for the free workshops in Ontario opens on April 23rd, 2018 through the HSCN website www.hscn.organd space is limited. For more information, email email@example.com visit hscn.org.
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.