PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2012) - Spigit, the global leader in Social Innovation Software, has been selected for idea and innovation management at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Spigit was selected based on its integration with Microsoft SharePoint and proven track record of uncovering transformative ideas in a scalable manner through innovation initiatives that leverage the power of the crowd.
Canada's most research-intensive hospital and innovator in child health chose Spigit to help achieve its innovation objective -- to both facilitate and promote the generation and sharing of ideas and to create a culture of innovation. By rolling out SpigitEngage to 10,000 employees and volunteers, SickKids will enable collaboration across multiple departments and frontline staff with the goal of re-inventing children's health care and making it better.
"We needed a solution to augment and align with the culture we're building here," said Jeff Mainland, Vice President, Strategy, Performance and Communications, The Hospital for Sick Children. "This solution will help us connect all our employees and volunteers and bring good ideas from the outside in. We look forward to the new discoveries that will continue to help us improve children's health."
SpigitEngage will help SickKids unleash the creativity of its workforce to find ideas that will transform the quality of healthcare for its patients. It will serve as an idea generation and collaboration portal that will host specific challenges and campaigns aimed at improving child health through patient care, research, education and innovation. SpigitEngage activates crowds by integrating emergent social collaboration with traditional workflow and analytics, enabling purposeful social innovation that drives organizational growth and engagement.
"Healthcare innovation improves lives and we are proud to help The Hospital for Sick Children tap into the ideas and experiences of their people to continue innovating and drive growth," said Shail Khiyara, Chief Marketing Officer at Spigit. "Transformative innovation starts with mining ideas from frontline employees and Spigit's social innovation solution gives them an edge in defining and delivering the best child healthcare."
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About The Hospital for Sick Children
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world's foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada's leading centre dedicated to advancing children's health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada's most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.™ For more information, please visit www.sickkids.ca.