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    New Research Provides Important Clue as to Susceptibility to No. 1 Killer of Canadian Women in Midlife: Heart Disease

    An LHSC researcher has discovered why some women are especially susceptible to heart disease. This knowledge may help to develop new drugs that could prevent or slow down this disease, the number one killer of post-menopausal women in Canada.

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    New Tool Measures Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Could Lead to New Treatments

    Researchers at Holland Bloorview have developed a new and wearable device that detects states of anxiety in children with ASD, and helps these kids manage their symptoms. New treatments may evolve from this innovative tool that’s on the eve of commercialization.

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    The Transitional Discharge Model: People-Centred, Peer-Supported Project Impactful for Both System and Clients

    Lawson launched the TDM project, which builds a bridge from hospital to community for people diagnosed with a mental illness, in 2013. Less than two years later, its impact on the system is measurable ‒ a 9.8-day reduction in hospital stays ‒ while the impact on clients is immeasurable.

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    New Decision Tool for COPD Better Identifies At-Risk Patients, Could Save System $115 Million

    Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have developed a new clinical decision tool to assist ED physicians in better identifying at-risk patients with COPD. An economic analysis has shown that this could save Ontario’s health care system $115 million over three years.

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New Decision Tool for COPD Better Identifies At-Risk Patients, Could Save System $115 Million
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have developed a new clinical decision tool to assist ED physicians in better identifying at-risk patients with COPD. An economic analysis has shown that this could save Ontario's health care system $115 million over three years. Read more >
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The Transitional Discharge Model: People-Centred, Peer-Supported Project Impactful for Both System and Clients
Lawson launched the TDM project, which builds a bridge from hospital to community for people diagnosed with a mental illness, in 2013. Less than two years later, its impact on the system is measurable ‒ a 9.8-day reduction in hospital stays ‒ while the impact on clients is immeasurable. Read more >

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Research Drives New Policy on Blood Glucose Test Strips, Could Save System $100 Million
Research from St. Michael’s Hospital on the merits of costly blood glucose test strips has led to a new government policy to reduce their routine use in certain cases of Type 2 diabetes. This could save Ontario’s health care system almost $100 million over the next five years. Read more >
Rhodes Scholar and Advocate for the Elderly Recruited from Johns Hopkins
Mount Sinai and UHN recruited Dr. Samir Sinha in 2010 ‒ an expert from Johns Hopkins who quickly assumed a leadership role on elder care. Sinha is working to unlock the puzzle of sustainability by improving the care and quality of life for older patients while delivering health care savings. Read more >
CAHO Congratulates the Ontario Health Innovation Council ‒ Another Example of Ontario’s Innovation Leadership
TORONTO, December 19, 2014 – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) is very pleased to see today’s release of the Report of the Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC). Accelerating innovation in health care is both a significant challenge and a critical opportunity for raising the quality of care for the patients we serve […] Read more >
CAHO Supports Ontario’s Continued Investment in Innovation and Health Innovation Leadership
TORONTO, December 10, 2014 – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario supports the Ontario government’s on-going investments in an innovation agenda for the province and its support for health innovation specifically. This government has demonstrated its commitment to long-term thinking about health innovation through a series of commitments to the Ontario Research Fund, the […] Read more >

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