At Alberta Health Services (AHS), we innovate to achieve service excellence.
AHS aims to deliver exceptional high quality, sustainable, patient-centered care and service. This requires:
At AHS, health innovation is understood as a new and improved way to:
Developing an innovative product or service requires many skills and involves several steps, such as evaluating ideas, developing products and prototypes, generating evidence, financing and commercialization.
AHS has a dedicated team to work with healthcare professionals and groups across Alberta to help develop and implement innovations that improve patient outcomes. We encourage ideas and innovations from healthcare professionals, researchers, innovators and industry. We use processes and experience to assess, implement, and evaluate innovations across Alberta.
AHS encourages evidence-informed innovation development and helps introduce the innovation following established processes. All innovations undergo an assessment, which has a number of goals:
Proposed innovations are managed case by case, depending on project objectives, healthcare needs, priorities and other considerations specific to each innovation.
The Innovation Team serves as a central point of contact for anyone looking to work with AHS on health innovation.
As part of the initial assessment, innovators are asked to complete an innovation intake form, which will help guide, plan, and identify the right people and resources to develop the innovation. For a copy of the form, or to reach the Innovation Team, contact us at [email protected].