3. Enable clinical innovation in complex-acute and specialty care

Clinical innovation will help us transform complex-acute and specialty care services in response to changes in our healthcare system and current and projected population health demographics. It will help us to align our resources to meet the needs of patients and families today and into the future. It will also help us to prioritize and invest in the cutting edge tools, approaches, partnerships, and services that deliver efficient, effective, and high quality care. This year, we will develop and implement a clinical innovation planning structure for KHSC that will help us continually align and integrate with all parts of our rapidly evolving regional healthcare system to deliver comprehensive, high quality care to the residents of southeastern Ontario.

By 2019:

KHSC is positioned as a leading  centre for complex-acute and specialty care

In 2017-18 Together with patients and families, we will:

Implement a clinical innovation planning structure that informs the KHSC long-term strategy

How are we doing?

A plan is in place to select an Innovation Lead for KHSC, who will then align with the Physician Advisory Council and the KHSC Executive to help focus innovative solutions ‑ technical solutions, new models of care and new treatments ‑ toward the current and future challenges facing KHSC.

The role description for the Innovation Lead has been completed and the hiring of the Innovation Lead is expected to be completed before the end of 2017.