Danina Kapetanovic is the Chief Innovation Officer at the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal (CIUSSS West-Central Montreal). The network, consisting of 34 facilities covering the entire continuum of care, provides timely and person-centric care to over 700,00 people annually. Within the CIUSSS and its hub, Jewish General Hospital, she conceptualised, founded and now heads the Connected Health Innovation Hub – OROT ( https://orot-jgh.org/ ).
OROT has a mandate to guide the way to the new era of care – a future in which health will be created, managed, and restored wherever the patient is. OROT identifies opportunities, inspires, and accelerates innovation in connected health by bringing together clinicians and end users with entrepreneurs and innovators in order to build and launch new technologies that improve people’s lives. Since its inception in 2020, the hub has co-developed and helped integrate dozens of solutions which have been instrumental in addressing some of the most pressing issues such as the access to care and human resources shortage.
Before joining the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, Ms. Kapetanovic served as Executive Director of Hacking Health, a global, grass-roots network of innovators committed to creating digital health solutions to benefit citizens, support healthcare systems, and promote economic activity. This network organized 160 hackathons in 63 cities around the world, leading to more than 1,500 innovative projects.
Previous to that, Ms. Kapetanovic served with the United Nations where she held various leadership positions, spearheading innovation and public-private partnerships resulting in positive and impactful change across the globe.
Ms. Kapetanovic holds a M.Sc. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Hunter College of City University of New York, a B.A. Honours in Neurolinguistics from McGill University in Montreal, a certificate in Healthcare Innovation from Duke University and a certificate in Development of Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology from Concordia University. She speaks five languages.