| Impact Achieved
|| As of April 22, 2009 MHI had aggregated 2,791 patient-led petitions (854 petitions voted upon, with 1,215 votes, and 230 comments); 72 ideas (48 ideas voted, 450 votes); 82 micro-ideas (77 micro-ideas voted, 482 votes); 5417 patents (833 patents voted, 1090 votes). MHI was one of several leading health 2.0 models presented to decision makers for anti-stigma initiatives. On the Web, patients have expressed how MHI is positively influencing the public experience with the health system by opening new channels for patient and caregiver participation and engagement towards a more open and transparent health system. Myhealthinnovation.com has a Google™ footprint of over 135,000 and is, after 12 months, the most publicly accessible and visible forum in the world for submitting and voting on new health innovations (as determined by typing in “innovation” and “health” into Google). The Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Portfolio in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has used MHI in an initiative to capture new ideas, as has Longwoods Publishing and the National Post newspaper.