First Advisory Committee Meeting 

The Innovation Procurement Toolkit Expansion (IPTE) project is off to a great start! In September we held our first Advisory Committee meeting, with an outstanding group of stakeholders representing a broad range of interests in the healthcare sector. We are currently recruiting to fill the Project Coordinator role, and will shortly begin researching leading practices from Ontario and other jurisdictions. We plan to engage additional stakeholders as part of this process, to ensure we have an informed perspective from people already utilizing these methodologies.

FAQ of the month:  What is innovation procurement? Per the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), innovation procurement is defined as “the purchase of solutions that do not exist in the market, or need to be adapted or improved to meet specified needs and create value for users and the procuring organization”.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:29:00 PM

Sarah Friesen Named Project Manager 

In August 2017, HSCN announced the launch of the Expansion of Innovation Procurement Toolkits and Training project, an initiative to expand the Innovation Procurement Toolkit with tools and templates to support the early market engagement strategies and innovation procurement models identified in the interim BPS Primer on Innovation Procurement recently released by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.  

Zach Pocklington, Co-chair of HSCN, is pleased to announce that after an open competition process, Sarah Friesen has been named Project Manager for this initiative.  Sarah comes very well qualified to manage this important project, having supported the development of numerous other toolkits on behalf of HSCN, and we are thrilled she has agreed to move into the role.  

Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:27:00 PM