Ameet Mehta is Dreamweaver at the Health Strategy Innovation Cell, based at Massey College, University of Toronto. He is an entrepreneur and advisor with over 20 years of experience in technology, media and healthcare innovation in North America, Asia and Europe, for companies such as 43 South Molton (creative hub), antfactory (venture capital), Sun Microsystems, Bain & Company, Accenture, Microsoft and IBM. He is also a founder of a health clinic in London, UK called Rejuv. His passion is to bring together ideas and people to creatively generate original thought and collaborative ideas – and to facilitate the extraction and articulation of their vision into a transformative yet tangible roadmap. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
|A Roadmap to Innovation: Accelerating Ideas through the Innovation Cell||In a relatively short period of time, the Cell has amassed a brand and network that has global reach in the health 2.0 industry (global ecosystem). This unique position has allowed the Cell to interact with many individuals, patients, health providers and organizations that continually generate innovative ideas for the health system. While the Cell aggregates and disseminates these ideas, innovation -- beyond idea generation -- encompasses the ability to nurture those specific concepts that are most likely to succeed in the marketplace.
In order to accomplish this task, a structured analytical framework is required in order to move idea generation to health innovation, fulfilling the Cell's original mandate of "game changing" business model innovation and leveraging its growing brand into a global health system player. This framework would ensure a thorough and thoughtful analysis that takes into account many factors including the contribution to the health value chain, impact on existing business models and incumbant players, and the ultimate likelihood of success, providing direction for the most effective utilization of internal and external resources, prioritization, etc. In the absence of such a process, many key elements of a potentially successful innovation may be neglected resulting in acceptance of a poorly developed idea. Worse, without such a schema, it could result in rejection of a game-changing theory that has the potential to deliver significant value to the heath system and its people.The development of a schema also has added benefits beyond the efficiencies created in evaluating internal and external ideas in the health 2.0 industry; including the development and fostering of collaborative partners and inter-dependencies, growth of the Innovation Cell's ecosystem, core brand, global media footprint and the creation of Canada's premier resource for health 2.0 players.
|Introducing myhospitalidea partership project with the Ontario Hospital Assocation||The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Health Strategy Innovation Cell are pleased to present an interactive webcast on October 20 showcasing the roll-out of myhospitalidea.com. In the spirit of the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010, myhospitalidea.com will harness the power of the public’s ideas to continuously improve hospital quality. myhospitalidea.com will track what the public believes are the most exciting hospital “ideas in action” – real implementations in Canada and around the world that are gaining attention for their merit and growing success as measured by web analytics. When myhospitalidea.com is released, it will be a social forum to invite new, low-cost ideas from the public – and a place to celebrate the most exciting hospital ideas that have been implemented in hospitals in Canada and around the world to improve quality of care. Join this webcast to learn about the opportunities for a select group of OHA member hospitals to help steer the evolution of myhospitalidea.com. The webcast will explain the process of joining the Collaboration Council, the criteria for Council selection, and timelines and obligations of Council hospitals. The webcast will explain how myhospitalidea.com leverages trends in social media and collaborative open innovation. An example of collaborative health care innovation is the Innovation Cell’s leading patient-led idea generation platform: myhealthinnovation.com. The Innovation Cell, a not-for-profit think tank at Massey College, specializes in building collaborative innovation tools and capturing and analyzing real-time health information from the web.|
|Ontario Hospital Association and Innovation Cell Partner on myhospitalidea.com||In the spirit of the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010, myhospitalidea.com will harness the power of the public’s ideas to improve hospital quality. myhospitalidea.com is a collaborative project between the Health Strategy Innovation Cell and OHA that will dynamically track what the public believes are the most exciting hospital “ideas in action” – real implementations in Canada and around the world that are gaining attention for their merit and growing success as measured by Web analytics. myhospitalidea.com will be a social forum to invite new, low-cost ideas from the public to improve the quality of care. Upon release of myhospitalidea.com, it will be a place to celebrate the most exciting hospital 'ideas in action’ that have been implemented in Canada and around the world|