In 2013, Mackenzie Health embarked on an exciting journey to transform our organization’s capacity to engage in innovative healthcare delivery. We built an applied innovation vision and the infrastructure to create and propagate sustainable change within our organization, and to spread it more broadly at the healthcare system level. Over the subsequent two years, we built partnerships with industry and academia and established an evaluative focus on implementation, usability, adoption and scalability of disruptive innovations, predominately in healthcare technology, but also in evidence-based practice changes and alternative service delivery and procurement models. The partnerships were built on a common vision of healthcare innovation and were critical to the success of our early innovation initiatives.
To provide a strong foundation for healthcare technology innovation, Mackenzie Health also committed deeply to building the advanced technological infrastructure necessary to support innovations in information, communications, and automation technology within healthcare (ICAT Healthcare).
The Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi²) is positioned as a leader in healthcare applied innovation with a focus to ensure sustainability and long term success.