Workpackage 7: Health Systems, Practice, Policy and Regulatory Issues

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Policy and Regulatory Issues in Enabling Technological Innovation – Workpackage 7.1 PRI-TECH

This project examines current policy and regulatory frameworks and developments that are relevant to the licensing, approval, regulation, reimbursement and evaluation of new technologies and innovations resulting from AGE-WELL. Recommendations will be made for how innovation in health technologies for older adults can be accommodated and stimulated within existing policy and regulatory frameworks, as well as how these frameworks might be modified to support safe adoption of promising and effective technologies. 

Award Term: April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2020

AGE-WELL NCE Investment: $ 665,328

Total Non-NCE Contribution: $ 130,000

Project Leads
  • Don Juzwishin, University of Victoria
  • Paul Stolee, University of Waterloo
Developing Regional Health InnoVation Ecosystems – Workpackage 7.2 DRIVE

This project explores how technology innovations can be fostered and driven in what we refer to as Regional Health Innovation Ecosystems. The research team will develop models for AGE-WELL that will facilitate partnerships in local collaborations among researchers, policymakers, practitioners and industry. 

Award Term: April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2020

AGE-WELL NCE Investment: $ 523,213

Total Non-NCE Contribution: $ 173,680

Project Leads
  • Heidi Sveistrup, University of Ottawa
  • Josephine McMurray, Wilfrid Laurier University



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Data-Driven Decision-making in Healthcare – Workpackage 7.3 3DHC

The objective of this project is to develop and prove the feasibility of home health monitoring and data-driven decision support systems based on various data sources. The outcomes of this work include: 1) a knowledge base of mHealth, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for healthy aging; 2) frailty prediction algorithms based on wearable data; and 3) interRAI Community Health Assessment decision support algorithms.

Award Term: April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2020

AGE-WELL NCE Investment: $ 469,091

Total Non-NCE Contribution: $ 123,534

Project Leads
  • John Hirdes, University of Waterloo
  • Joon Lee, University of Calgary