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Based in Montreal, Hinnovic.org publishes content in both French and English. If you wish to see only English content, you may choose among the posts below.

About Hinnovic.org

Hinnovic is an independent blog that we launched in 2008, which is devoted to the analysis of health innovation. It is funded exclusively through public research grants. My team and I believe that in order to improve population health and the governance of health care systems, inclusive and rich debates about health innovation must be fostered.

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Environment and health, clarifying the links

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Summer of 2007, residents around many lakes in Quebec see their access to water restricted due to a proliferation of cyanobacteria. Summer 2012, the contamination of a cooling tower in Quebec City causes an epidemic of legionellosis – a potentially fatal lung disease — affecting 181 people and causing the deaths of 13 of them. […]

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Rochester’s Healthy Home: Reducing exposure to home environmental health hazards through hands-on education

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We often think of home as a safe place to grow and develop as families. Home may very well be where the heart is, but it can also contain home environmental health hazards – such as lead, asthma triggers, pests, chemicals, and poor indoor air quality – that can put families at risk. In the […]

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Navigating health care, a complex journey

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You have not been feeling well for several days and it worries you. Your chronic digestive problems are out of control. You have just celebrated your fiftieth birthday and feel that a medical check-up would be timely. Your teenage girl would like to get a prescription of contraceptives. You are pregnant and need follow-up. On […]

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Could patients help improve health care system navigation?

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The Patients’ Association of Canada aims at improving the health care experience for all by promoting the patient perspective. In this interview, Sholom Glouberman, the Association’s President, describes the problems patients encounter when navigating the health care system and the actions the Association takes to address them.  

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Informing health care system navigation through patients’ journey

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Integration of health services has been touted as key to addressing many issues identified in the health care system. As we strive to improve integration, patient stories can inform improvement strategies. So, what is it that patients experience as they interact with the health care system?  

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From robot snakes to surgical implants

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From our "Clever solutions for health" series Still interested in finding clever and socially relevant solutions for health? We invite you to listen to Philip Breedon’s talk presented at the TEDxMontrealQuartierLatin, an event hosted by the Hinnovic team on October 1st, 2010. Arguing in favor of greater collaboration between designers of surgical devices and physicians, […]

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Strategies for meaningfully involving users in the development of an intelligent power wheelchair

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While it is known that power wheelchairs can positively impact on well-being, self-esteem, pain, activity and participation, health professionals who evaluate and train patients to use this technology report that it sometimes cannot be provided to individuals with cognitive, visual and motor problems. Over the past few years, technological advancements have allowed the development of […]

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The contribution of philanthropy to health innovation

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Are you one of those who contributed to the 1,355 billion dollars raised by Canadian charities for hospitals and healthcare institutions in 2011? Do you give time or money to Doctors Without Borders, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society? What do you think about the way the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation […]

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Changing the rules of the game – an interview with John Cawley

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Supporting and encouraging social innovations are at the heart of the J.W. McConnell Foundation’s mission. In order to this, this Foundation – one of the largest in Canada – has developed a vision and a philosophy of its own that are exposed here by John Cawley, the Foundation’s Director of Programs and Operations. In this […]

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Philanthrocapitalism, the Gates Foundation and global health – an interview with Linsey McGoey

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Dr Linsey McGoey is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Essex. In this interview, she clarifies the concept of philanthrocapitalism and discusses how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is reshaping the field of global health.    

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