2018 Health Innovation Awards

imageThe 2018 Health Innovation Awards recognized successful initiatives across the province throughout all aspects of the health care system.

As Manitoba continues its health care transformation, many innovative projects help make meaningful differences in the lives of Manitobans and generate momentum for more success. These awards highlight the efforts of Manitobans who have improved our health care system and bridged gaps to help create a healthier province.

The awards recognize and celebrate initiatives across the province in four categories:

Health Innovation Award for Patient-centred Care

This award will recognize an initiative that directly resulted in positive improvements to processes, clinical approaches, and the culture of patient-centred care in front-line services. Improvements include access to care, quality of care and overall patient experience to ensure Manitobans are getting the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

Health Innovation Award for Health System Improvement

This award recognizes creative and pioneering efforts that have resulted in improved patient care. With increasing pressure on the health care system to operate better, faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost, this award's winner will have demonstrated how they improved healthcare planning and operations behind the scenes. Projects should demonstrate how the patient experience has been improved by highlighting how changes have resulted in quicker access to care, a smoother experience of care or resulted in cost savings by reducing duplication, redundancies or inefficiencies.

Mino Bimaadiziwin Innovation Award for Healthy Living

Mino Bimaadiziwin is an Ojibway philosophy, capturing the concept of balancing the four elements of health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This award will recognize an individual or group that has enhanced healthy living activities among Manitobans. Nominees will demonstrate the measurable impact of their work, how it has advanced and improved care and how they are sharing what they learned within Manitoba to ensure long-term success.

Enid Thompson Award for Health Care Innovation

This award recognizes an individual who initiated an outstanding change that has had a positive effect on patient care in the publicly funded health-care system. This award is named in honour of a lifelong civil servant responsible for several innovative changes that have had lasting impacts in Manitoba, including the introduction of the first comprehensive, universal home-care program in North America.