Success Story

Drug Derived from Toxic Venom May Prevent Blood Clots, According to New Research from St. Michael’s

Researchers at St. Michael’s are working on a clot-busting drug from an unlikely source—venom from one of the world’s most poisonous snakes—that could be used preemptively for strokes and heart attacks. Sidestepping these major medical events could save patients' lives and health care dollars.... Read more >

OHA’s Marcia Visser Talks Candidly with the Catalyst: How CAHO’s MOVE ON ARTIC Project Improved her Mother’s Quality of Life

OHA Board Chair Marcia Visser speaks with the Catalyst about a CAHO initiative that changed her life: The MOVE ON ARTIC Project helped her elderly mother transfer from a nursing home to assisted living—a striking reversal of the norm, a gold star for the project, and a personal success story. ... Read more >

Not Your Ordinary Inkjet: Researchers Develop Printers to Make Artificial Skin and Bone

Researchers at two CAHO hospitals use 3D printing to generate skin and bone replicates for severe burns and joint replacement, respectively. This new technology, still years away from large-scale use, could improve the patient’s quality of life, reduce lengths of stay and save health care dollars. ... Read more >

CAMH/UHN Study Finds Genetic Risk Factor for Parkinson’s

Scientists at CAMH and UHN discover connection between early-onset Parkinson's disease and a genetic condition. The findings may help guide the development of neuroprotective treatments that could possibly prevent Parkinson’s or delay its progression.... Read more >

Dr. Joshua Tepper, HQO President and CEO, Speaks with the CAHO Catalyst

Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and CEO of Health Quality Ontario (HQO), chats with the CAHO Catalyst about his vision for HQO; how this independent organization will make its mark on the province; and partnerships in the tireless drive for quality.... Read more >

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? Pioneering Researchers Use Stem Cells to Repair Heart Muscle

Two senior researchers launch the world's first clinical trial using adult stem cells to fix damaged heart muscle, post heart attack. This novel approach could save lives and lead to improved quality of life for those who suffer heart attacks. ... Read more >

Leslee Thompson Speaks with CAHO Catalyst about the Value of Partnerships

Leslee Thompson, President and CEO, Kingston General Hospital and Chair, CAHO engaged in a discussion with the CAHO Catalyst about the value of partnerships.... Read more >

Researchers at SickKids Apply Whole Genome Sequencing to Autism, Find Genetic Risk in 50% of Cases

A research team at The Hospital for Sick Children has identified genetic risk variants in half of its study participants. As the first autism study to apply whole genome sequencing, it represents a major step forward that could pave the way for faster diagnoses and better facilitate personalized medicine. ... Read more >

We Need Renewed Investment in Health Research and Innovation

On September 23, 2013, at the Economic Club of Canada, I spoke to a group of 175 people from an array of sectors―business, industry, finance, health care, government, hospitals, universities―on the new bottom line for investment in health research and innovation. ... Read more >

A Message from the Chair

Health research and innovation makes Ontario healthier, wealthier and smarter. This is the message that CAHO and its members across Ontario are going to share with the public, decision-makers in government and a wide range of stakeholders. We kick off this discussion this month and it will continue over the course of the fall and winter. [...]... Read more >