Co-creating a research agenda for health technology innovations

The sustainability of healthcare in BC hinges on innovation and technology to improve health, well-being, and independence while keeping people out of hospital. To make useful technologies we must know where they are needed, how well they work, and how to fit technology into our healthcare system. No one has all the answers. We need to bring together patients and their families, health professionals, industry leaders, engineers, researchers, and hospital administrators to identify health technology priorities and opportunities, and map a plan to move forward. We will host five workshops — one for each participant group to identify priorities, opportunities and challenges. Each workshop will result in a white paper summarizing the priorities of the group. A final co-creation workshop will include all participant groups to identify research priorities, build new patient-centered research teams, and define a pathway for these priority projects to move forward.

Team members: Andrew Sixsmith (Simon Fraser University); Sylvain Moreno (Simon Fraser University); Faranak Farzan (Simon Fraser University); Jaimie Borisoff (British Columbia Institute of Technology); Teresa Cheung (Fraser Health); Lillian Hung (University of British Columbia); Kate Keetch (Fraser Health); Chris Condin (Fraser Health); Fatemeh Khorami (Simon Fraser University); Randy McIntosh (Simon Fraser University); Swapnil Shah (BC SUPPORT Unit); Brittney Schichter (BC SUPPORT Unit); Elicia Maine (Simon Fraser University); Tania Bubela (Simon Fraser University); Mei Fang (Simon Fraser University); Delia Cooper (BC SUPPORT Unit); Clay Braziller (Simon Fraser University).