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Value-Based Innovation Program

The Ministry’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care is driving a shift in Ontario’s health system to value-based care – seamless, patient-focused care delivered through a high-performing health system. Ontario’s health innovation ecosystem plays a critical role in this shift, as innovative technologies and processes provide exciting new ways to deliver accessible, high quality care.

In May 2017, the Ontario Healthcare Sector Supply Chain Expert Panel released Advancing Healthcare in Ontario: Optimizing the Healthcare Supply Chain – A New Model recommending a modern, value-based approach to procurement.

The Value-Based Innovation Program (VBIP) provides a new way for our health system to procure and adopt innovative technologies and processes that ensure greater value for Ontarians. The Value-Based Innovation Program leverages Ontario’s single-payer health care system as a demand-driver for health technology solutions and processes that can be rapidly assessed, sourced and integrated into clinical practice and spread across the province. It is our new way of doing business in Ontario’s health system.

This new approach will enhance treatment outcomes and deliver health services more efficiently by:

  • Leveraging our health system as a demand driver for innovative solutions that address some of the most pressing health system challenges.
  • Using modern, value-based procurement techniques that truly recognize the needs of patients, caregivers and health service providers.
  • Partnering with health industry leaders and calling openly for solutions to complex health challenges.
  • Breaking down the silos of health care delivery across the patient journey through health system funding reform.
  • Sharing the risks and benefits of new technologies and processes with industry and health service providers, seeking new approaches to financing innovation.

The program aims to establish value-based procurement as a clear standard in Ontario, enabling health service providers to have more ways to delivery better care to patients across Ontario.

For More Information

416-314-3209 | ochis@ontario.ca