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    Seeing the Light: A Patient’s Story of Regaining Sight through a New ‘Bionic Eye’

    Orly Shamir speaks to the Catalyst about last spring’s life-changing surgery, undertaken at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, in which a retinal implant in her left eye partially restored her sight after a decade of advancing blindness. She is the first patient in Canada to receive this new ‘bionic eye.’

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    ‘Bionic Eye’ a Canadian First: Successful Implant of Prosthetic Eye

    A surgical team at UHN has, for the first time in Canada, successfully implanted a prosthetic eye that restores the vision of patients with degenerative eye diseases leading to blindness. With rehabilitation, the ‘bionic eye’ may cure blindness in these patients.

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    The Great White North: Ontario’s North as a Burgeoning Economic Driver

    The Catalyst shines a light on two CAHO hospitals in Ontario’s north. With funding, these two facilities and their research arms are driving northern development, creating jobs, attracting global experts and showing a healthy return on investment.

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    October 21 2014 Request for Proposals

    CAHO and HQO have joined forces to transition CAHO’s existing Adopting Research to Improve Care (ARTIC) Program from research hospital settings into a cross-sectoral provincial resource. A call for new project proposals has been launched.

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The Great White North: Ontario’s North as a Burgeoning Economic Driver
Something major is happening in northern Ontario, and it’s changing the landscape of health research in Ontario. With investment, two CAHO hospitals ‒ HSN and TBRHSC ‒ are driving the northern economy, employing many in highly skilled jobs, attracting top research talent and showing a healthy return on provincial backing. Read more >
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Ontario Has the Choice to Make Positive Decisions
The Ontario fall economic statement made it clear that the government is committed to balancing the budget by 2017-2018. The annual Auditor General’s Report (December 2014) highlighted the fiscal challenge before Ontario. No doubt the Ontario government will have some difficult choices in the coming months leading up to the 2015 Budget. 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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