Monday, March 30
MaRS Discovery District
All paid MaRS conference passes
Hospitals, health authorities, and health ministries in Canada and around the world are grappling with how to end hallway medicine, how to deal with labor shortages and productivity, how to improve access to digital health, and how to provide more integrated care — without increasing their cost burden.
Doctors, researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs are creating innovative technologies that can improve clinical outcomes while reducing the overall cost of care. At the same time, governments are searching for ways to boost their economies.
Innovation is at the heart of all of these opportunities, but the question is how to harness it?
Many countries’ innovation policies, including Canada, are primarily focused on the supply of innovation, producing a big talent pool of people who do great research. On the flip side, there has been almost no focus on policies that address the demand for the innovations stemming from that talent pool and research. Based on the publication by Neil Fraser and Melicent Lavers-Sailly, and brought to life with real-world examples by Lars Dahl Allerup from Denmark, Dr. Shahin Ilan from ConsultLoop, and others, this session will focus on the potential for demand-side innovation policies to make it easier for the public sector to ask for innovative solutions to help solve societal issues and encourage them to adopt these solutions, using learnings from other industries and jurisdictions.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor
Lars Dahl Allerup
Cofounder, Rethink Value
Lars Dahl Allerup is co-founder of Rethink Value – an international Value-Based Healthcare think tank established in Denmark in 2019. Rethink Value is all about real-world Value-Based Healthcare. The ambition of Rethink Value is to inspire thinkers who practice and apply ValueBased Healthcare. A think tank that inspires stakeholders throughout the value-chain of health and […]
President, Canada, Medtronic
Neil Fraser is the President of Medtronic Canada and Regional Vice-President – Canada, Medtronic plc, one of the largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies in the world. He is Co-chair of AdvaMed’s Medtech Conference, coming to Canada for the first time October 5-7, 2020, Past-chair of Medtech Canada, a Board Member of Baycrest Health […]
Senior Manager, Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement, Medtronic
Melicent is the Senior Manager, Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement at Medtronic Canada and Co-chair of Emerging Health Leaders Toronto. Since joining Medtronic — the largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies in the world — in 2009, Melicent has won numerous local and international awards for her work in advocacy, thought leadership, marketing, and communications. […]
+ more speakers to be announced