2016-17 WIN Annual Report

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2016-17 ANNUAL REPORT MAKING WAVES... www.worldhealthinnovationnetwork.com





Who We Are The World Health Innovation Network (WIN) is based at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, under the leadership of world renowned researcher Dr. Anne Snowdon. WIN brokers partnerships between key stakeholders to source, embed and scale innovations in health systems. WIN develops the evidence of impact and scalability across health systems and disseminates this information to accelerate health system transformation, drive economic growth and improve patient outcomes.

What We Do WIN partners with health system stakeholders to source innovation, create the evidence for value, and then develops models for scalability to embed innovative technologies, products and models of care into health systems to achieve value for Canadians, and drive economic growth for innovators.


GLOBAL IMPACT A Message from the Advisory Council Chair "WIN is creating new knowledge for healthcare, then taking that knowledge and scaling and disseminating it into the health system and across the border. No other organization is doing that - and that's why I am thrilled to be a part of this leading-edge organization."

As the Chair of WIN’s Advisory Council I have seen exponential growth of WIN over the past year. WIN's work has significant potential to accelerate and scale health innovation to improve patient care quality, generate efficiencies to sustain our health systems, and drive economic growth for companies. By engaging health sector stakeholders including industry, business, health care leaders, clinicians, governments and academia, WIN creates opportunities to accelerate adoption of innovation at scale to transform our health systems into a strategic economic asset. Having worked for an international company in both the US and Canada, I believe the capacity to scale innovation across the health sector through increased collaboration between countries, provides boundless opportunity to improve patient safety and strengthen system level performance. WIN’s strategic location at North America’s busiest international border crossing generates enormous potential to build collaborative partnerships globally to embed and scale health system innovation to achieve significant health and economic benefits for our countries. I look forward to continuing to expand partnerships between Canada, the U.S. and globally to achieve such important economic and health impacts.

Martha Huston Chair, WIN Advisory Council Former President, Cardinal Health Senior Vice President and General Manager, Medical Services and Solutions, Cardinal Health


RESEARCH Health Innovation Projects WIN is the first Canadian health innovation network with formal ties to the U.S., and collaborative research partnerships that provides innovators and entrepreneurs access to information to support successful commercialization of products resulting in economic growth and tangible health care benefits. Through collaborative partnerships between governments and policy makers, industry partners, clinicians, health leaders, researchers, and academia, we accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies, products, systems, devices and models of care in health systems with the goal of achieving value for health systems and patients. Our process begins by identifying health innovations that add value at the system level. We engage partners to create an innovation project, then link them with an interdisciplinary research team to work together in a live environment to embed and evaluate the value of the innovation. We disseminate the knowledge from our research to promote the adoption of innovations globally.

Innovation Procurement Initiative Measures and Case Studies Partner: Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) The Innovation Procurement Initiative was established by Supply Chain Ontario (Ontario Buys), part of MGCS to enable innovation procurement and contribute to making Ontario a leader in innovation procurement and adoption. In March 2016, funding of $2.7 million over three years was granted from the MGCS to enable WIN to undertake case study research titled “Innovation Procurement Initiative Measures and Case Studies” with key partners across the Ontario health sector. A central focus of the case study research is to create evidence of value of innovation procurement and to document the key elements that contribute to the value within the innovation procurement process. In support of these MGCS innovation initiatives, WIN is focused on providing the following outcomes: • Key Performance Indicators and a measurement framework to create the evidence of impact to measure innovation procurement projects, and to identify features of innovation projects which facilitate or impede the adoption of innovation across the Ontario health system. • Empirical evidence (from each of up to 25 case studies) about the barriers and facilitators of innovation. • Knowledge translation and dissemination is a key component of our work to build the knowledge and skills needed to strengthen leadership capacity to support and drive a culture of innovation in health systems. Specifically, knowledge translation activities focus on key lessons learned about barriers, enablers and outcomes of innovation adoption and innovation procurement, as well as evidence of the key conditions for success in creating a culture of innovation in health systems.


MOVING FORWARD A Message from the Academic Chair "It has been a fantastic first year “in the life of WIN”! Our work to create the evidence for impact, scalability and value of innovations in healthcare has fueled health sector knowledge and leadership in transforming health systems, achieving value for Canadians, and driving economic growth for the province and the country as a whole."

Riding the “Wave” of WIN’s many accomplishments this year has been an exhilarating and very rewarding experience. We are so honoured to work with our many global partners to create the evidence for impact, scalability and value of innovation in health systems. By bridging theory and practice, creating new knowledge and building collaborative partnerships, we are able to capitalize and leverage the powerful combination of the strengths of the private sector, government, health systems and academia bring to the partnership to mobilize health system leaders and clinical teams to implement and scale innovation. This multi-stakeholder collaboration creates an environment that enables and empowers the development of new knowledge and novel approaches to applying knowledge that create the capacity for industry, government and health leaders to achieve high performing, safe and sustainable health systems. A major project with the Ontario Government focused our work on a critical “green field” area of research focused on innovation procurement, also known as value based procurement. Working with many stakeholders and partners across the Ontario health system, we are examining innovation procurement processes, from the lens and diverse perspectives of industry, government, clinicians and academia. Each empirical case study is identifying key enablers, barriers, value and impact of the procurement of innovative solutions to overcome system challenges that offer tremendous value and impact for health systems and industry alike. In October, we launched our first paper, “Visibility: The New Value Proposition for Health Systems”, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. The paper proposes a new strategy to strengthen patient safety and health system performance and value by leveraging best practice in supply chain and logistics from the business sector to transform healthcare supply chain processes to strengthen the delivery of safer, high performing, efficient and sustainable health care to all citizens. As a result of this research, we are thrilled to have been awarded a Networks of Centres of Excellence International Knowledge Translation Platform (NCE-IKTP) grant, which brings expertise from five partner countries to the network. The work of this NCE grant will position Canada as an international leader in health sector supply chain transformation focused on patient safety and health system performance. By mobilizing knowledge of supply chain best practices to track health products and processes to patient outcomes, we can significantly reduce medical error, reduce costs, increase health system sustainability and drive economic growth for Canadian companies. Each of these programs of research and knowledge dissemination initiatives contribute substantially to WIN’s world-leading vision to provide value for Canadians and health systems, and contribute to economic growth for innovative companies in Canada.

Dr. Anne Snowdon RN, BScN, MSc, PhD Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Academic Chair, World Health Innovation Network 4

KNOWLEDGE GENERATION Sharing Knowledge through Networks Global Network in Strategic Health Sector Supply Chain Innovation Partner: Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) The World Health Innovation Network (WIN) was awarded a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) grant of $1.6 million from the International Knowledge Translation Platforms (IKTP) Competition to create the SCAN Health global network. The NCE program is funded by the Government of Canada. The SCAN Health global network will enable the exchange of knowledge, and mobilize international expertise to develop the tools and resources required to strengthen supply chain leadership capacity in health systems, development and acceleration of the adoption of supply chain best practices, and the implementation of measures of impact of global health sector supply chain innovation. This successful award is an outcome of the incredible commitment, inspiration, and contribution of each of our partners on this grant. We are honoured to collaborate with over 100 partners, spanning five countries: Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. With global support and collaboration, SCAN Health will advance and strengthen the capacity to accelerate and scale innovative supply chain pathways that offer complete traceability of products and care processes from bench to bedside to patient outcomes. This work will contribute substantially to optimizing the world’s health sector supply chain infrastructure and best practices to improve patient safety, quality outcomes, and sustainability of health systems.


DEVELOPING FUTURE LEADERS A Message from the Dean "Our University has a long and proud history of over 150 years. During this time, the University of Windsor has experienced both exciting and continued transformation and growth and I am very proud of the highly successful creation, contribution and capacity of the World Health Innovation Network to expand our impact in Canada, in the US and globally."

The World Health Innovation Network brings the unique combination of best business practices with best evidence of the key conditions required for successful innovation in the health sector to achieve economic growth and tangible health benefits for all Canadians. Led by Dr. Snowdon, with an impressive network of partners from business, health, government and academic sectors, WIN delivers real-world opportunities for our students in both the business and health sectors. The award of a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) grant to create SCAN Health and mobilize knowledge to scale health sector supply chain - the very first NCE awarded to a Canadian Business School - will create value for patients, contribute to health sector sustainability and economic growth for companies. The World Health Innovation Network is a great source of pride that brings a unique opportunity for our University to attract outstanding students, faculty and staff from around the world.

Dr. Mitch Fields Dean of Odette School of Business University of Windsor


EDUCATION Building Current and Future Leaders Transforming the health system of tomorrow requires developing the young leaders of today. Gone are the days where medicine and management can operate in separate silos. WIN’s approach to education reflects the collaborative and multi-disciplinary methods required to address health system challenges. That’s why our health education platform is delivered across business, health sciences, and medical faculties, and our curriculums blur the lines between medicine and management to foster a culture of innovative thinking. In 2016-2017 WIN worked with the Odette School of Business to develop and implement a new part-time MBA program with a dedicated Health Sector Stream. This program provides specialized knowledge, skills and expertise to students, better preparing them to be leaders in health innovation. This program is based on current system challenges and opportunities, engages Faculty and Health Leaders-in-Residence with expertise from business, industry, government, and health systems to deliver the program, and provides students with the opportunity to apply their learning to real-world health innovation projects. The Odette School of Business is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited, and offers Canada’s most integrated business program through real-time, team-based corporate projects and has been ranked in the top three of business schools in Canada for research achievement. Located in the City of Windsor, Ontario, the University is strategically placed on the busiest international border and trade corridor in the world. Windsor is ranked as one of the top ten innovative communities in North America.

Establishing a Health Innovation Ecosystem Partner: Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) The World Health Innovation Network has contributed to the design and planning of a major health innovation ecosystem in Canada, in the southern most health region in Ontario, the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network. The project focuses on building capacity for health system innovation and scalability across the region, including leadership education and development program focused on designing, implementing and scaling innovation initiatives across the entire region. Key dimensions of the ecosystem initiative include strategic planning and capacity building, innovation adoption demonstration projects, engaging in industry partnerships in health system initiatives across the region. One key area of focus examines the impact of integrated care models to support citizens with complex co-morbidities and high rates of emergency department use and hospitalization. This research is creating the evidence of impact of new integrated models of care for citizens with frequent use of health service in hospitals, early evidence has identified a remarkable reduction in hospitalization and Emergency Department visits as a result of this new model of integrated care focused on supporting patients to achieve their health and wellness goals.


MAKING WAVES 2016-17 Highlights of the World Health Innovation NetworkÂ



Danielle Peters President, Magnet Strategy Group and Co-Founder, Cross Border Health

Dr. VK Singh Director of Healthcare Asia for Lean Healthcare ExcellenceSimpler

Dr. Peter Vaughan Board Chair, Canada Health Infoway

Carolyn Cross CEO, Ondine Biomedical Inc.

Here are some of the people helping us 'make waves' Peter van der Velden Partner, Lumira Capital

Donna Wellington Vice President, Hospital Operations - Henry Ford Hospital

Dr. Kathleen MacMillan Director and Professor School of Nursing - Dalhousie University

Jodi Butts Executive Director, Rise Asset Development

Mark Kohler Chairman and CEO Exelerate Capital

Dr. Charles Alessi Senior Advisor and Lead for Preventable Dementia, Public Health England

Dr. Donald Lighter Professor - Physicians' Executive MBA program University of Tennessee