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Fraser Ratchford

  • Infographic Examines Benefits of e-Booking for Patients, Clinics

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    Posted on May 8, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford Giving patients the ability to e-book their own medical appointments can benefit both patients and clinicians. Patients can book appointments 24/7 and receive electronic confirmations and alerts while staff can...

  • Public Health Social Media Challenge Expert Forum Shares Social Media Tips

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    Posted on May 15, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford The ImagineNation Public Health Social Media Challenge seeks to inspire public health organizations in Canada to use social media initiatives in creative and innovative ways to improve public health. We’ve had...

  • Innovations Like the Breathe App Help Those with Asthma Manage Their Condition

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    Posted on June 4, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford Canada Health Infoway’s website features dozens of stories and videos about the progress that’s being made with digital health solutions across Canada. The breathe app is our most recent video. An ImagineNation...

  • Harnessing the Power of Social Media

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    Posted on April 4, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford Canada is a very connected nation. In fact, Canadians are the heaviest Internet users in the world, spending an average of 45.6 hours per month online, according to a report from the Canadian Internet...

  • Infoway Challenges Public Health Organizations to Go Viral

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    Posted on February 26, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford This year Canada Health Infoway is challenging public health organizations to go viral. Our ImagineNation Public Health Social Media Challenge is designed to inspire public health organizations in Canada...

  • New Study Finds the Benefits of e-Booking

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    Posted on June 24, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford Digital health is making a significant impact to Canadians and is resulting in better delivery, quality and access to care. e-Booking is one of the tools that is adding convenience and increasing productivity...

  • Put Your Audience First When Devising a Social Media Plan

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    Posted on July 8, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford I recently had the pleasure of hosting our second Expert Forum. For one hour, teams participating in our ImagineNation Public Health Social Media Challenge presented their social media initiatives to receive...

  • The Results are in for the Public Health Social Media Campaign

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    Posted on November 13, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford In the words of our President and CEO, Michael Green, “in today’s digital world, there are many ways to deliver a message”. When I worked in Public Health [a few years back], I was always an advocate for...

  • Three Tips to Improve Your Entry in the Data Impact Challenge II

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    Posted on February 23, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In health care, there are many policy issues and questions for which there doesn’t seem to be any easy way to find the answers. But what if the answers are hiding right under our noses?

  • e-Booking: A Relatively Simple Concept That Can Make a Big Difference (Part 1 of 2)

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    Posted on April 10, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford Benefits to clinics When it comes to digital health, sometimes a small change can make a big difference — and this is the case with e-booking. A recent white paper released by Canada Health Infoway studies...

  • e-Booking: A Relatively Simple Concept That Can Make a Big Difference (Part 2 of 2)

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    Posted April 15, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford Benefits to patients Often, when I try to book a medical appointment, it can be a frustrating experience as it means busy signals and waiting on hold. However, e-booking solutions can let patients book their own...

  • 5 Years of ImagineNation: What We’ve Learned

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    Posted on March 31, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford Dr. Peter Diamandis, CEO of X PRIZE Foundation, doesn’t build rockets. But, he may be the reason any civilians have a chance of going to outer space. Dr. Diamandis created the Ansari X Prize, which challenged...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: By the Numbers

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    Posted on May 10, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford The ImagineNation Challenges series is celebrating a milestone — our 5th anniversary! This year marks five years of sparking innovation and fostering a community of innovators who are passionate...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: Why Host a Challenge?

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    Posted on June 14, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford The optimal solution to a tough problem can be hard to find. That’s a main advantage of open innovation challenges — they bring a larger set of creative minds to bear, yielding more and better answers. This...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: Five Challenge Types to Drive Innovation

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    Posted on July 5, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In a previous post , we discussed the numerous reasons you may benefit from running an open innovation challenge. Now that you have your reasons, it’s time to choose the challenge type that will allow you to...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: What Motivates a Challenge Participant?

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    Posted on August 9, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In a previous installment of this blog series, we covered considerations for hosting your own innovation challenge. But to stage an effective challenge, you must understand what will motivate your target...

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

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    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...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: Lessons Learned

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    Posted on October 20, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In this series of blog posts, we’ve been celebrating five years of running innovation challenges at Canada Health Infoway by passing on the knowledge we’ve gained from that experience. In doing so, we have...

  • Use Our Lessons Learned to Launch Your Own Innovation Challenge

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    Posted on November 14, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford After five years of ImagineNation Challenges, there has been a lot of learning, connecting, and sharing — all of it in the pursuit of improving health and health care in Canada.

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