Betakit: MaRS launches initiative allowing healthcare providers to collaborate with startups
Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District announced the launch of Innovation Partnership: Procurement by Co-Design, a program designed to accelerate the development of technological breakthroughs by Ontario’s health ventures and facilitate their procurement within the Ontario public health system.
The initiative will allow healthcare service providers the opportunity to participate in the development of technology tailor-made to address the particular problems they face while complying with the Broader Public Sector (BPS) procurement guidelines.
“Health technology breakthroughs could play an important role in modernizing our aging healthcare system and creating innovative approaches to procurement can accelerate the adoption of those technologies,” said Zayna Khayat, lead of health systems innovation at MaRS Discovery District and executive sponsor of the program. “This partnership will help to reform how we harness new technology in order to better meet the needs and expectations of patients in Ontario.”
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