Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter blog

The Art of the Possible Webcast | December, 2018

CAHO held a webcast on The Art of the Possible: Debunking Common Procurement Myths in Ontario’s Broader Public Sector. The expert panel members examined well-known barriers to innovation adoption in Ontario and strategies to address them.... Read more >

Physicians and researchers partnering to improve care in Northern Ontario | November, 2018

Physicians at Health Sciences North (HSN) are collaborating with researchers at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) to improve care for patients and families in Northern Ontario and across the province. Read More.... Read more >

Using Kingston-made technology to uncover the brain effects of kidney disease | October, 2018

Kidney disease doesn’t just affect a patient’s body, it’s hard on their brain too – but no one really knows to what extent. New research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is offering intriguing insights into the kidney-brain connection that could change the way that kidney disease is assessed and treated in future. Read the […]... Read more >

CAHO hospitals are driving safer prescribing practices for Ontarians | September, 2018

Ontario research hospitals are helping physicians and health care professionals change prescribing practices to help patients take only the medications they need, reducing the medication burden in Ontario while improving the quality of life for seniors. Read More.... Read more >

Inaugural Research Day Focuses on Smart Health in Northern Ontario | September, 2018

Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute is exploring how technology can bring smart health solutions to northern Ontario to improve care and treat patients closer to home.... Read more >

Health tech developed in Hamilton is bridging the gap between hospital and home | August, 2018

Imagine having a major surgery and being able to go home only days later. We know that people recover better in their own surroundings, where they’re most comfortable. But, there’s also a higher risk of complications in the first month after surgery. How do we reduce this risk to ensure people don’t end up back […]... Read more >

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 >