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Telfer Forum – Learning Health Systems: Facilitating Health Care Innovation and Integration

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Health care leaders and professionals have been working to make the health care system more agile and integrated.   The COVID-19 pandemic has only exposed and accelerated the need for this transformation. Learning health systems align science, informatics, incentives and culture for continuous improvement and innovation. They allow health care organizations to share best practices and […]

Upcoming Event – Learning Health Systems: Facilitating Health Care Innovation and Integration

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Health care leaders and professionals have been working to make the health care system more agile and integrated. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exposed and accelerated the need for this transformation. Learning health systems (LHS) align science, informatics, incentives and culture for continuous improvement and innovation. They allow health care organizations to share best practices […]

Joint Telfer Health Transformation Exchange and Regional Champlain Cancer Program Event – Reimagining Cancer Care: Lessons Learned From the Penn Centre For Cancer Care Innovation

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On January 28, 2021, THTex welcomed Justin E. Bekelman, MD, Director of the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation at the Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Bekelman is a Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Medicine, and Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine, faculty in the Center for Health Incentives […]

A decision support system for home dialysis visit scheduling and nurse routing

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Over the last years home dialysis has become the preferred treatment option for some patients with kidney failure. However, determining efficient and effective daily home-dialysis service plans imposes multiple challenges to hospital administrators, as it is a complex task with a number of interrelated decisions. These decisions are about the number of nurses required for […]

Health System Reform Must Include Physicians

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New article at the Dalla Lana School of Medicine, University of Toronto talks about Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) and the fact that physicians must be involved in health system reform. Read the article here.

New Publication in Healthcare Management Forum

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Dr. Wojtek Michalowski and Dr. Michael Fung-Kee-Fung have published a new article in Healthcare Management Forum entitled Business school teams up with clinical innovators: An opportunity for health system transformation. Healthcare represents one of the largest sectors in the economy with the health spending on average accounting for about 9% of GDP in OECD countries. […]

New Paper in Health Informatics

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Several of our THTex members have published a paper in the BMJ Open Journal Health Informatics, entitled “Type and use of digital technology in learning health systems: a scoping review protocol”. To read the paper, please click here. Congratulations to all!

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