Supporting physician innovation in Canada
Last week I found myself in gorgeous Banff, Alberta, meeting with an esteemed group of physician leaders and healthcare innovators from across Canada. Together, we began laying the groundwork for transforming Canadian healthcare from an ecosystem of fragmented, local Inventions to a thriving ecosystem for scalable Innovation.
This was my first meeting as the Chair of the new Joule Innovation Council for the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). It is an honour and privilege to lead this Innovation Council for our national organization of 83,000 physicians across the country!
Our Innovation Council we will be guiding the CMA and Joule Innovation on a number of new programs to help Canadian physicians achieve scalable impact with their Healthcare Innovations:
- Grant Funding to help your innovation work progress faster
- Mentorship from physicians and innovators who have successfully gone from Ideation > Invention > Innovation in our complex healthcare system.
- Access to early-adopters and beta-testers
Most importantly, we will build a thriving community of physician innovators – and together we will learn from each other, fix the barriers that stifle innovation and build an innovation ecosystem that works for patients and providers, rather than against us.
If you are a Canadian physician, I encourage you to learn about the new programs Joule Innovation has to offer. And please reach out to myself and my Council peers on how we can help!
So why am I doing this?