The Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist for Ontario (OCHIS), created in 2016 by the Government of Ontario, serves as tool to help accelerate health technology commercialization efforts in Ontario. The purpose of the office is:
To drive collaboration across the health care system to accelerate the adoption and diffusion of new innovative health technologies and processes to:
- Improve patient outcomes (in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care)
- Add value to the system
- Create jobs in Ontario.
William Charnetski, the Chief Health Innovation Strategist for Ontario, explains below the state of the health technology market in Ontario and how OCHIS is working to build and support the health innovation ecosystem in the province.
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