Phase I - eHealth Innovations Partnership Program

Phase 1 of the initiative is the eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP).

Learn about the eHIPP background and rationale

eHIPP will facilitate experimental "real-world" large scale implementations, focusing on the integration of existing innovations to create value (effectiveness, efficiency, cost-savings). The initiative will achieve this by developing inter-sectoral collaboration between:

  • health care innovation communities
    • researchers
    • clinicians
    • patients
    • decision makers from a variety of traditional and primary health care settings
  • industry

The expectation is for collaborative teams (health care innovation community + industry) to focus on the needs of one of the target populations:

  • Early detection of and intervention for youth (11-25 years of age) with mental health conditions.
  • Seniors with complex care needs in their homes and communities.

What is a health care innovation community?

Who is an industry partner?

Objectives

  • Identify patient-oriented eHealth solutions that will improve health outcomes, patient experience, and lower the cost of care along the continuum for the eHIPP priority areas.
  • Foster partnerships between health care innovation communities and industry to co-develop and evaluate the clinical benefit and cost-effectiveness of eHealth solutions in clinical- and population health-environments. These evaluations will take the form of cluster randomized, and/or randomized controlled trials (level 1 evidence) in order to assist in the subsequent commercialization of successful innovations.

Funding

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eHIPP will fund grants from $500,000 up to $1.5 million over four years. Half of this funding will come from industry and/or industry support organizations, economic development agencies and other health funding agencies.

Funding Continuum of the Innovation Pipeline

Technology Readiness Levels

Long description: Funding Continuum of the Innovation Pipeline

Timeline

Major steps Key points Timeframe/Deadline
Webinars Informative sessions for applicants and industry. September 2014 – March 2015
Partnership Workshops Regional Workshops will be held to link potential health care innovation communities together with health technology industries October 2014 – March 2015
Registration April 1, 2015
Full Applications Submit full team (health care innovation community + industry) application June 3, 2015
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