We have backgrounds in engineering, computer sciences, design, psychology, clinical sciences and public health. While these unique perspectives help us critique, innovate and create solutions, we also have other interests! Find out more about each of us below.
This research team explores how patients use the internet and how this information-seeking behaviour influences their care. This team is also interested in open access to information, including data that was once the exclusive domain of academics.
The HF team’s mission is to improve healthcare for people through safe, usable and effective technologies and processes. Their activities include comparative usability evaluation, user-centered design and evaluation of products, environments and processes and human factors education within both the public and private healthcare sectors in Canada and around the world. Visit us at www.humanfactors.ca.
To err is human. Errors are consequences rather than causes of unsafe systems. By studying and improving the complex conditions under which humans work, this research team is ushering in a new era of healthcare.
The MI team explores how to best collect, store and retrieve healthcare information for use in acute-care settings. This team provides clinicians with active decision support tools that help improve the quality and efficiency of care while also conducting research and evaluation around innovative approaches to improving care.
The PHI team explores innovative ways to level the playing field for disadvantaged groups in society through the use of information and communication technologies and social networking tools. They’re collaborative and action-oriented research initiatives focus on youth leadership development; multicultural and international health and wellbeing; and the promotion of supportive care for people living with chronic diseases.
The PHIT team works to develop technology innovations that connect patients with providers and are focused on improving health outcomes and patient quality-of-life. This team works on all phases of the product cycle; from gathering user requirements to study evaluations/trials, and everything in between.
The Telehealth team uses information and communication technologies to eliminate the barriers associated with geography, time, distance or available services to provide patients equitable access to the clinical care, treatment options and specializations they require. This team works closely with clinical teams to integrate telehealth into their specific delivery models.
For further information regarding UHN Telehealth, please go to: http://www.uhn.ca/healthcareprofessionals/Telehealth/Pages/default.aspx
The Tech/Ops team keeps the Centre running smoothly! They support the main infrastructure of the Centre and work environment for Centre employees. They are also responsible for evaluating and implementing approved changes associated with the Centre’s infrastructure.