The Healthcare Improvement Challenge contest was launched in October. More than 2,200 ideas from healthcare providers and people in jobs linked to healthcare in Nova Scotia were received. The ideas have been narrowed down to a shortlist of 20 to be voted on by the public.
The top 10 ideas will be considered priorities, and the government will work with health-system partners to implement them, where feasible. Even those that do not make the top 10 will be considered if they have potential.
Some of the top 20 include ideas to create registration apps, provide healthy food in emergency department waiting rooms vending machines, to cancel appointments online, and post wait times in emergency rooms.Nova Scotians can vote for their three favourite ideas until January 8. They can be found here: https://www.novascotia.ca/healthcare-challengeResults from public voting will be announced by the end of January.