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Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: The Impact of Innovation Challenges

Posted on September 21, 2016 by  Fraser Ratchford

In the first post in this blog series celebrating five years of ImagineNation Challenges, we described the results of the ImagineNation Challenges by the numbers. That post helped to illustrate scope and scale of what the challenges achieved. In this post, we take a reflective look on the more intangible impact of our challenges.

An open innovation challenge is an opportunity to inspire, connect, discover, create and achieve. Over the course of running 10 challenges, we’ve been able to leverage these opportunities to achieve various outcomes, within and beyond the challenges themselves.

The Impact of Innovation Challenges

The Impact of Innovation Challenges

Together these impacts and outcomes have helped to shape digital health in Canada over the last five years. We are trying to imagine what things will look like in the next five years — and we know that the legacy of the first 10 challenges will play a key role.

This blog series was produced to help celebrate ImagineNation Challenges 5th Anniversary. This is the fifth of seven blogs. To view other blogs in this series, click here.

fratchford 240Fraser Ratchford is a Senior Director at Canada Health Infoway and works with Infoway’s partners to electronically connect citizens to their health information, to their care team, and to other virtual health services and tools. Prior to his role at Infoway, Fraser held a number of leadership positions in health care. His major focus over the past 30 years has been digital health, working in various sectors including government, hospital and public health.


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