HealthAchieve2009 celebrates health care innovation

    Ontario's most innovative health care projects to be recognized at
    Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo 2009

TORONTO, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - Presented by HealthAchieve2009, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario government's annual Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo 2009 will showcase the substantial health care innovations happening in Ontario and will explore the future possibilities as well.

"There are ground-breaking initiatives happening right now in Ontario. The Expo is the perfect opportunity to network with peers, generate new ideas and learn from the very best in health care innovation," said Fredrika Scarth, Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo spokesperson.

"We're pleased to be partnering with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on this initiative providing more value and inspiration to HealthAchieve delegates," added Tom Closson, President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association.

More than 200 exhibitors will reflect six themes that can be leveraged to improve the overall health system performance: meeting community needs through integrated care; improving quality and patient safety; improving efficiency through process redesign; innovations in health information management; innovations in health human resources and innovations in health promotion.

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will present the Minister's Awards of Excellence which spotlight six outstanding innovations from across Ontario. Expo attendees and exhibitors are also invited to vote for their favourite innovation. The People's Choice Award recipient will be announced at the close of the Expo.

The Expo is being held on the third day of HealthAchieve2009 and takes place at:

    Where:    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
              Exhibit Hall C (North Building)
              255 Front Street West
              Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

    When:     Wednesday, November 18, 2009
              11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    The Minister's Award Ceremony: Join Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and
    Long-Term Care, for the official Awards Ceremony on November 18, 2009 at
    11:00 a.m.

    The People's Choice Award: The People's Choice Award recipient will be
    announced, and presented with a $10,000 achievement grant.

About HealthAchieve

HealthAchieve has become the largest event of its kind in Canada, and it continues to grow, attracting more than 9,000 health care professionals and over 350 exhibiting companies from across Canada and beyond. HealthAchieve provides a dynamic and cutting-edge showcase of the latest innovations in technology, offer dynamic learning opportunities and allow for networking among today's top health care and business leaders. For more information on HealthAchieve, visit

SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association

For further information: For further information: and to RSVP for HealthAchieve or to arrange an interview contact: Amy Ouellette, Ontario Hospital Association, (416) 205-1433,; For more information about Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo, please contact: Rebecca Crittenden or Debra Quinn, Strategic Objectives, (416) 366-7735,

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