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CAHO hospitals are driving safer prescribing practices for Ontarians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 >