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New tool tackles major barrier to health innovation adoption in Ontario | July, 2018

Procurement myths are well-known barriers to innovation adoption in Ontario. A new tool is available to help hospitals pull innovation into Ontario’s health care system faster, improving patient care and health system efficiency. The Art of the Possible: A Quick Reference Guide to Ontario Broader Public Sector Procurement Myths, created by the Council of Academic […]... Read more >

Patients + Research: Andra Fawcett | May, 2018

After surviving a major stroke in her early 50s, Andra began participating in research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. She shares her experience and thoughts on why health research matters for Ontarians.... Read more >

Patients + Research: Dr. David Gray | May, 2018

Economics professor Dr. David Gray took part in a clinical trial at The Ottawa Hospital to see whether an immunotherapy drug could keep his high-risk skin cancer from coming back. Four years later, he’s still cancer-free.... Read more >

North American first: Sunnybrook studies scalpel-free brain surgery to treat depression | May, 2018

For the first time in North America, researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are investigating the safety and effectiveness of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound to help patients with treatment-resistant major depression.  ... Read more >

Donor lungs with hepatitis C safely transplanted to patients at UHN | March, 2018

Donor lungs from individuals infected with hepatitis C have been successfully transplanted into 10 patients at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. This success could mean 1,000 more lungs would be available for North Americans in need of a transplant. Click Here. ... Read more >