This week, the Centre was honoured to receive three CIHR Catalyst grants. One awarded as Principle Investigator (Dr. Emily Seto), and two others as co-investigators (Drs Seto and Cafazzo), for grants led by Dr. Jennifer Stinson (Hospital for Sick Children) and Dr. Alexander Logan (Mount Sinai Hospital). Canadian Institute of Health research The highly competitive [...]
When a patient is inadvertently harmed, finding someone to blame is a common response. Rarely, however, is an adverse event the result of just one person’s mistake. Health-care professionals operate within systems that include the physical setting, the organization, other team members, and equipment and technology. Click here to read the full article and see [...]
Joseph Cafazzo, the Lead of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at Toronto’s University Health Network, said Canada and Taiwan share the same values in healthcare research, including the principles of offering high-quality healthcare services to patients. Click here to read the full article
Why are medical devices left unused in the corner of the room? Why do we continue to resort to using paper when we have IT systems that are supposed to eliminate the need? Why are regulators now more closely scrutinizing health technologies for causing use-errors that lead to injury and death?
On December 10th & 11th, 2013 Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community launched the inaugural World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) an international initiative whose aim is to promote and facilitate innovation in healthcare delivery around the world Development (http://www.wish-qatar.org/). Dr. Jadad was the only Canadian and Latin American panelist at this historical global event who participated as [...]
HumanEra was awarded a Continuing Education Research and Development (CERD) Grant for a project titled “Educating Clinicians on Critical IV Push Infusion Concepts Using Novel Visual and Interactive Training”. The project involves the creation of a training tool for educating clinicians on complex, IV push infusion concepts to promote best practices for delivering IV push medications. [...]
Dr. Alex Jadad’s interview for the Verhaltenstherapie ”On Living a Long, Healthy, and Happy Life, Full of Love, and with no Regrets, until Our Last Breath” published on November 18, 2013. Please click here to view : Alex Jadad Interview
HumanEra collaborated with researchers/clinicians at the University of Campinas and the Hospital do Coracao to build Human Factors capacity and improve safety within the Brazilian health care system. Based on the project success, HumanEra will return to Brazil in 2015 to continue this collaboration.
2 Career Opportunities Available: 1.Web Developer/Programmer We are interested in expanding our team of Web developers in Toronto at JMIR Publications Inc! About JMIR: JMIR Publications is an open access academic publisher based in Toronto, Canada, and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in the eHealth domain. We are the leading open access publisher [...]
_____ Dear colleagues, The passing of Kevin Leonard has affected us all in so many ways. We have lost a caring and passionate patient advocate, a trusted academic and researcher, and a true friend. At the July 24 “Celebration of Kevin’s Life”, the establishment of the Kevin J. Leonard Award was announced. This award pays [...]
July’s Hacking Health Café welcomed speakers and attendees from different areas of healthcare, bringing together their unique stories and experiences. Hosted at our Labs, the event sparked lively discussion around disruptive innovation, thinking outside the box and how to sustainably design for healthcare! Passionate about quality of post-surgical care for his patients, Dr. Andrew Feifer opened the [...]
Our colleague and friend Kevin Leonard passed away on July 15th, leaving a legacy at our Centre that cannot be forgotten. Joe Cafazzo spoke at the ceremony celebrating his life. Below is a transcript of his memories of Kevin, expressed at the event. ‘I was a student of Kevin’s and I considered him a mentor [...]
The Centre is hosting this years BYOD Event! The Centre’s very own Dr. Emily Seto, Anjum Chagpar and Ian Darwin will be presenting along with Martin Sumner Smith, Andrea Bilobrk, Misha Nossik and Efren Habteselassie. This workshop is focused on the CCN research agenda ‘Bring Your Own Doctor’, how mobile, social and Cloud computing will [...]
The Centre was recently featured in a MACLEANS article entitled “The smartphone will see you now” by Tamsin McMahon!
Dr. Alex Jadad will speak at EU Science: Global Challenges Global Collaboration Conference on Thursday, March 7th, 2013.
Canadian researchers say they have uncovered several potential errors that could dangerously undermine the production of chemotherapy solutions…
In October 2012, the team members at the Center and Healthcare Human Factors co-organized Hacking Health Toronto , a hackathon that brought together our clinical and design contacts with Toronto’s developer community, to rapidly prototype digital solutions to healthcare problems.
We are pleased to release our 2011/2012 Annual Report! Without a doubt, this has been a year of growth and increasing impact.
After several months of design and development, the new and improved Centre website is ready to launch!
On November 28, 2012, the Centre hosted a one-day workshop, titled Towards successful migration to computerized physician order entry for chemotherapy, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
On October 23rd, 2012, eSAC officially launched the Innovation Competition. Through this call, eSAC hopes to stimulate creativity and intellectual cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean.