By 2018, the market for fitness-related wearable technologies will hit $5.1 billion; but do they actually encourage healthy habits? In this article, Healthy Debate interviews a range of health experts, including our Centre Lead, Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, to explore the topic. While wearable devices do have great potential to motivate users to engage in healthy […]
A recent study by the University of Pennsylvania on fitness wearables has sparked wide debates; not only because of its findings, but rather how the study itself pointed to the fact that today’s technological advancements are outpacing the time needed to produce scientific, peer-reviewed results. Comparing the publication to Wired’s study, which used newer trackers […]
Centre Founder Dr. Alex Jadad is now the Interim Director at the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation, as of March 1, 2015. Based in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, the IGHEI builds on the work of partners across Toronto’s academic health sciences network. In November 2014, […]
Our own Jackie Bender, Scientist at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation and ELLICSR Cancer Survivorship Centre and collaborator Jennifer Stinson Clinician-Scientist from the Hospital for Sick Children join Hannah Keartland Citizen Science Lead from Cancer Research UK on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss how smartphone apps are being used to tackle cancer. […]
We are proud to announce that the Centre has been certified by BSI to ISO 13485 Medical Devices Quality Management System. The scope of the certificate is specific to the “Design, development of software systems, mobile applications, hardware and prototyping.” The certification comes as a result of the Centre’s consistent commitment to quality. The certificate […]
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY JOB TITLE: Research Associate DEPARTMENT: Cancer Survivorship Program SITE: Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre LOCATION: ELLICSR Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Centre URL: http://www.theprincessmargaret.ca/en/patientsfamilies/supportservices/pages/ellicsr.aspx REPORTS TO: Principal Investigator STATUS: Temporary, Full time (1.5 year contract) SALARY: Level and salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and consistent with […]
Congratulations to our very own Crystal Chin for being the recipient of the first ever Kevin J. Leonard Award. Kevin was an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto and a Research Scientist with the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network. Established to pay tribute to […]
The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation was pleased to host the first presentation of the Kevin J. Leonard Award on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to a student from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation working to further the cause of patients as partners in their healthcare and exemplifying the ideals […]
The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, is pleased to share their newly published 12/13 Annual Report: From Patients to People.
The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation is pleased to host the first presentation of the Kevin J. Leonard Award on Tuesday, May 27. Please join us as we recognize an outstanding student from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation who has furthered the cause of patients as partners in their […]
Our work on building mobile solutions that allow for improved patient self-care was highlighted in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) article. Our iterative process includes piloting and running trials of the solution with patients and their care team to evaluate the interventions. The specific intervention mentioned in the CMAJ article, is our work on Hypertension (link […]
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.