Media Releases

Ready for Business: CAHO Executive Director Takes on Role as Innovation Broker

Toronto, April 3, 2017 – Today, the Honourable Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announced that our Executive Director, Karen Michell, has been named as an Innovation Broker, working with the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). CAHO is honoured by this appointment with the Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist […]... Read more >

Memory Clinics expanded to underserviced areas in Ontario

New ARTIC project helps patients living with dementia receive care, closer to home Toronto, January 23, 2017 – A model that allows family doctors to care directly for patients with memory problems associated with dementia and other conditions is being expanded to 17 clinics in rural, remote and underserviced communities across the province. Expansion of […]... Read more >

Bringing Evidence to Care: How the Pediatric Rehabilitation Sector is Adopting Evidence-Based Best Practices

Ontario is home to global leaders in childhood disability research who are doing foundational work in areas including cerebral palsy, autism, and concussion care. The Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS) hopes to leverage this world-class resource by bringing together researchers, clinicians, patients and families to facilitate the dissemination and adoption of top research […]... Read more >

Health System Research: Transforming Ontario Health Care

Chair, CAHO, Dr. Catherine Zahn: Good evidence is the foundation for rational and effective investment in the Ontario health care system. CAHO hospitals collaborate with our health community partners to conduct the research that informs policy decisions to address resource gaps that limit equitable access to excellent care. This edition of Catalyst demonstrates the power […]... Read more >

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 >

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 >

A Health Research Strategy Requires Collaboration

Chair, CAHO, Dr. Catherine Zahn This edition of the Catalyst marks my introduction as Chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). First of all, a big thank you to our outgoing Chair, Leslee Thompson. During her two-year tenure, Leslee set the tone for collaboration. During Leslee’s Chairmanship, CAHO established a foundational partnership […]... Read more >

Ontario Researchers Lead the World’s First Clinical Trial of a Double Virus Therapy for Cancer Patients

Patients across Ontario research hospitals are taking part in the world’s first clinical trial of a new cancer-fighting double virus therapy discovered jointly by scientists at CHEO, The Ottawa Hospital, and McMaster University. The enormous potential of this world-class discovery is emblematic of how health research contributes to a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario.... Read more >

Tapping into the Family Network: Engaging Clients and Families to Foster Research and Innovation

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital takes client- and family-centred care to the next level by partnering with clients and families to help drive innovation in research. The second floor at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is home to ScreenPlay, a high-tech interactive waiting area designed to improve care and reduce waiting room anxiety for children […]... Read more >

CAHO Applauds CTO’s New ‘Streamlined’ Approach for Multi-Centre Clinical Trials in Ontario

On March 4, 2015 I had the opportunity to support a major announcement in our sector: A new ‘streamlined’ approach for the ethical review and oversight of multi-centre clinical trials in Ontario was launched on this day by Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO).... Read more >