As of March 2014, the contents of the Health Innovation Portal, launched in 2012 by the now de-funded Health Council of Canada to house innovations in healthcare technology and practices, became fully absorbed into Accreditation Canada’s Leading Practices Database.
The Health Innovation Portal was a searchable database for healthcare providers that contained leading innovative healthcare practices vetted by the Health Council of Canada. Kicking things off was the Health Innovation Challenge. In 2009, the council launched the Health Innovation Challenge as a way to get university and college students involved in finding the best healthcare practices across Canada. Winners of the challenge had their submissions featured on the Health Innovation Portal.