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A new publication in Social Science & Medicine
Just published – P. Lehoux and D. Grimard wrote the article “When robots care: Public deliberations on how technology and humans may support independent living for older adults” published in Social Science & Medicine.
New publication in BMC Health Services Research
Just published – F. Roncarolo, A. Boivin, J.-L. Denis, R. Hébert and P. Lehoux wrote the article “What do we know about the needs and challenges of health systems? A scoping review of the international literature” published in BMC Health Services Research.
New publication in Public Understanding of Science
Just published – P. Lehoux, F.A. Miller, D. Grimard and P. Gauthier wrote the article « Anticipating health innovations in 2030–2040: Where does responsibility lie for the publics? » published in Public Understanding of Science.
New publication in Review of Policy Research
Just published – P. Lehoux, G. Daudelin, J.-L. Denis and F.A. Miller wrote “A Concurrent Analysis of Three Institutions that Transform Health Technology-Based Ventures: Economic Policy, Capital Investment, and Market Approval”» published in Review of Policy Research.
New publication in Critical Public Health
Recently Published – P. Lehoux, B. Williams-Jones, D. Grimard and S. Proulx wrote the article “Technologies of the self in public health: insights from public deliberations on cognitive and behavioural enhancement” published by Critical Public Health.
New publication in Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Just Published – Pascale Lehoux, Fiona Miller and Geneviève Daudelin wrote the article “Converting clinical risks into economic value: The role of expectations and institutions in health technology development” published by Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
New publication in the Journal of Responsible Innovation
Just Published – Olivier Demers-Payette, Pascale Lehoux and Geneviève Daudelin wrote the article “Responsible research and innovation: a productive model for the future of medical innovation” published by the Journal of Responsible Innovation.
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New article published in Health Services Management Research
Just Published – Pascale Lehoux et al. wrote the article “Medical innovation and the sustainability of health systems: A historical perspective on technological change in health” published by Health Services Management Research.
New article published in BMC Health Services Research
Just Published – Pascale Lehoux et al. wrote the article “Assessment of a multimedia-based prospective method to support public deliberations on health technology design: participants survey findings and qualitative insights” published by BMC Health Services Research.
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Analysis published in Le point en santé et services sociaux
Just published – Pascale Lehoux and Geneviève Daudelin wrote “Le développement des innovations – une place à occuper par les acteurs de la santé” published in the latest issue of Le point en santé et services sociaux (french content).
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Pascale Lehoux, for reponsible innovation in health
Professor Lehoux believes that the direction taken by technological innovation in health depends largely on venture capital and speculative financial market rules. Those who develop innovations must target major markets like the US market, and demonstrate that their company can support rapid growth. We end up with very expensive technology that healthcare systems often struggle to integrate and that respond poorly to the most pressing health needs. The objective of her research program is to elucidate new ways to design, finance and manufacture innovations. These new ways of doing things emerge in different places in the world and have one thing in common: the desire to leave the limitations imposed by “Economic ROI above all” thinking.
For the next seven years, this funding will allow Professor Lehoux, holder of University of Montreal’s Chair on responsible innovation in Health and founder of Hinnovic, an independent blog dedicated to the analysis of health innovations, to work on issues that have been dear to heart for a long time and that are really important, not only in terms of public health but also from the point of view of innovation support policies. She has assembled a team of international caliber to make giant leaps on what is responsible innovation in health and on ways to promote its development and sustainability in health care systems.
The research team will examine in Quebec, Ontario, France and Brazil how financing strategies that simultaneously pursue economic and social performance (impact investing) allow companies based on social entrepreneurship to develop and deliver to the market socially responsible goods and services in such areas as adolescent health, chronic diseases and aging. The need for innovations that promote the involvement and empowerment of patients is large and it is fertile ground for rethinking the links between the economy and public health.
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