The Early Adoption projects support validated, market-ready technologies that have been successfully implemented in one or more health care settings. Early Adoption projects involve a Health Innovation Team (HIT) collaborating to perform an additional implementation (and preferably multiple implementations) of the technology (in one or more health care settings) in order to evaluate the technology across multiple implementations, to generate further evidence to support value-based procurement and wide-scale adoption and to develop an adoption plan.
Early Adoption projects must align with the theme of Better Care Closer to Home and the technologies must have obtained required regulatory approvals and received initial user feedback. Furthermore, the technology must have supporting institutional use case data, including clinical and economic evidence of value.
Activities may include: identifying changes required to clinical workflow to successfully integrate the technology, knowledge translation and user training, establishing new evidence to facilitate integration into the broader health system (e.g., across multiple LHINs), developing further clinical or economic evidence, developing an adoption plan and developing an value-based procurement plan for participating health care providers.
Exclusions: Activities not supported include clinical trials to assess the safety or efficacy of the technology and all activities outside of the province of Ontario.
Outputs: Upon completion of an Early Adoption project, HITs should have identified clinical workflow changes and other changes needed for successful implementation, generated sufficient evidence to support wider adoption and developed a plan for wider-scale procurement and adoption of the technology in Ontario.