Request for Expression of Interest – Environmental Scan and Competitive Analysis for HSF Ontario Health Professional Education

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario, Health Professional Education team, part of the Research Department, is undertaking an environmental scan and competitive analysis of Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development, and Knowledge Translation programs and practices for healthcare professionals.

There is increased evidence that significant gaps exist between what is known to improve health, and what is done to improve health policies, products, services and outcomes. A growing body of work on promoting the rapid uptake of evidence, changing the performance of health professionals, and knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) suggests that KTE – as a comprehensive framework that both subsumes and broadens the more traditional concepts of Continuing Medical Education and Development – has the potential to narrow those gaps, leading to more evidence-informed healthcare along the full continuum of care. In response, Canadian health research funders and agencies have made KTE a priority.

The intent of this RFP is to select a supplier to design and implement an environmental scan and competitive analysis of Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development, and Knowledge Translation programs and practices for healthcare professionals to inform directions and opportunities for our provincial Health Professional Education programs going forward, within the context of the broader HSF’s national strategic planning and priorities.

Interested parties are requested to respond to the RFP in electronic copy by end of day (5pm EST) Tuesday August 7, 2012. The successful vendor will be notified no later than August 20, 2012. 

This work must be completed for a fixed price between $30,000 to $50,000 plus HST.

All proposals – and any questions about this request for proposals prior to the submission deadline – should be directed to Lily Poon, Manager, Health Professional Education, at Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Tel: 416 489 7111 ext. 453, email: lpoon@hsf.on.ca or Shirley Von Sychowski, Manager, Evaluation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Tel: 416 489 7111 ext. 339, email: svonsychowski@hsf.on.ca.

Complete information on the RFP, including scope of work and submission requirements, is availble here or on the Canadian Evaluation Society Website (http://evaluationcanada.ca/en/4/6/01745).