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The ImagineNation Challenges seek to inspire and provoke innovation in health and health care. While each Challenge is different, they all share a common theme – sharing experiences and promoting the growth and spread of digital health in Canada.  

New Challenges in 2013

Launched in May 2013, the Impact Challenges are a series of new Challenges that aim to capture the impact of digital health in three categories; patient, career and business:

  • Patient Impact Challenge: Participants are asked to describe, in 250 words or fewer, the impact digital health has had on their experience as a patient or a caregiver.
  • Career Impact Challenge:  Participants are asked to describe, in 250 words or fewer, the impact public investments in digital health solutions have had on their professional career. The career impact could be reflected through training, advancement, leadership, networking, collaboration, time saved, personal effectiveness or others.
  • Business Impact Challenge:  Participants are asked to describe the impact public investments in digital health solutions have had on their business.

Quality Impact Challenge

Also launching soon is the Quality Impact Challenge that will aid and encourage health care leaders in the drive to increase the impact of health information technology-enabled initiatives that improve clinical quality and the patient experience.

More Challenges will be announced in the coming year. Please visit ImagineNation for more details. 

Ongoing Challenges

Outcomes Challenge

In 2012, Infoway launched the Outcomes Challenge to showcase the successes of Challenge teams and encourage the spread of innovative solutions in four key categories that provide value to individual Canadians and clinicians:

  • e-Scheduling
  • Patient Access to Information
  • Clinical Synoptic Reporting
  • Medication Reconciliation

By May 2013, over three million uses of solutions in these categories were logged by Challenge teams. Visit the Outcomes Challenge page to view the teams and the innovative solutions that drove their success. 

Previous Challenges

ImagineNation Ideas Challenge

In 2011, Infoway hosted its first public Challenge, called the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge.

Canadians were asked for bold new ideas to transform health care using information technology – how would they enhance access to services, improve quality of care delivery or make the system more efficient?

Between March 31 and June 27, 2011 thousands of Canadians, including clinicians, health professionals and academics submitted ideas or cast their votes to select their favourite entries.

Learn more about the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge and see the winning ideas.