14 Apr Crowdsourcing Health Policy with the Provider Community during a Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic presented the healthcare system with numerous challenges requiring an expedited process to address issues and identify necessary innovations. Crowdsourcing is a rapid, flexible and low-cost engagement approach that allows the user to collect substantial information from a large number of people. CorHealth Ontario worked with its cardiac, stroke and vascular stakeholders to develop provincial-level, evidence-based policy and protocol through data-driven crowdsourcing. The experiences of crowdsourcing through CorHealth’s stakeholder forums, guidance memos, data and modelling activities and the resource centre form a transferable model for times of crisis wherein organizations must act quickly and effectively to meet stakeholder needs.
Jowett E, Alexopoulos V, Cattaruzza C, Woodward G. Crowdsourcing Health Policy with the Provider Community during a Crisis. Healthcare Quarterly (Toronto, Ont.). 2021 Jan 1;23(4):23-7.