• An increasing number of children with community acquired pneumonia are developing costly complications that can require surgical intervention and/or the need for intensive care.

    Improving Pneumonia Treatment for Children Could Save System $15,000 Annually

    Dr. Jeffrey Pernica and colleagues at Hamilton Health Sciences, in collaboration with Dr. Robert Slinger at CHEO, developed a novel molecular technique that identifies the bacterial cause of complicated pneumonia, increasing treatment efficiency and potentially saving Ontario over $15,000 in annual drug costs.

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  • With an estimated 5,700 twins born in Ontario each year, the recommendation for vaginal delivery could save the system between $3-8 million annually.

    Twins Study Findings Reduce Health Risks and Costs

    Researchers at Sunnybrook find no advantage to having a cesarean section over a vaginal birth in terms of mitigating risks for twin births. With an estimated 5,700 twins born in Ontario each year, the recommendation for vaginal delivery could save the system between $3-8 million annually.

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  • Colleen Young was recently a panelist at Stanford University’s mould-breaking Medicine X conference, 2015

    The Power of Open Dialogue: A Conversation with Colleen Young

    After five years of dialogue, debate and discussion on one of Canada’s largest health care social media communities, #hcsmca, Colleen Young has learned a lot about Canada’s health enterprise. Before moving on to help build online communities for the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the States, Colleen met with Catalyst to share insights about the power […]

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  • Health and Community Leaders Talk: A co-authored blog series on why health research matters

    On the Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter Blog…

    Health & Community Leaders Talk: Minister Reza Moridi  Minister of Research and Innovation, Reza Moridi, shares his insight on how health research contributes to a Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter Ontario: “Health research helps us to live longer and have a better life, and on the other side, health research helps our economy to grow.”

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Chair, CAHO, Dr. Catherine Zahn
Enhancing our Knowledge-Based Economy
Chair, CAHO, Dr. Catherine Zahn The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) is comprised of 24 research hospitals across the province, each committed to the core mission of improving care for patients today—and tomorrow. We are responsible for driving the future of health care through the research and education pillars of our mission. While […] Read more >
Dr. David Dyment, Clinical Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Next Generation Sequencing: Discovering Genetic Causes of Rare Diseases
DNA sequencing has helped researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to discover the genetic cause of 85 new rare diseases, giving patients a definitive diagnosis and opening doors for the development of effective treatments. Read more >

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The Power of Open Dialogue: A Conversation with Colleen Young
Back in October 2015, Colleen Young announced she’d be stepping away from one of Canada’s largest and most loved health care social media communities on Twitter: #hcsmca. After five years of innovative dialogue, debate and discussion, Colleen has learned a lot about Canada’s health enterprise. Before moving on to help build online communities for the […] Read more >
Twins Study Findings Reduce Health Risks and Costs
Researchers at Sunnybrook find no advantage to having a cesarean section over a vaginal birth in terms of mitigating risks for twin births. With an estimated 5,700 twins born in Ontario each year, the recommendation for vaginal delivery could save the system between $3-8 million annually. Read more >
Improving Pneumonia Treatment for Children Could Save System $15,000 Annually
Dr. Jeffrey Pernica and colleagues at Hamilton Health Sciences, in collaboration with Dr. Robert Slinger at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), developed a novel molecular technique that identifies the bacterial cause of complicated pneumonia, increasing treatment efficiency and potentially saving Ontario over $15,000 in annual drug costs.  Read more >
The Importance of Clinical Trials: A Conversation with Patient Gretta Hutton
In the spring of 2014, Gretta Hutton received a call from a physician while in a Home Depot parking lot. She was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma and given 2 – 5 years to live. After weeks of feeling hopeless, both her sister and a friend told Gretta about a clinical trial at Hamilton Health […] Read more >

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