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


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


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


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


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!

New Publication in PLOS One!


THTex is proud to announce a new publication in PLOS One by four of our members: Dr. Ken Farion, Professors Samia Chreim and Wojtek Michaloswki, and Greg Huyer, MSc in Health Systems Student at Telfer School of Management.  Congratulations! Use of the pediatric emergency department (PED) for low-acuity health issues is a growing problem, contributing […]

Telfer Health Transformation Exchange – Communities of Practice Workshop


The Telfer Health Transformation Exchange (THTex) welcomed over 30 health professionals and academics on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 for a Communities of Practice in Action Workshop. After brief introductions from Professor Wojtek Michalowski and Dr. Michael Fung-Kee-Fung, CoP Champions shared their experiences and spoke to the successes and gaps within their CoPs. Over the course […]

Mayday: Canada’s Healthcare System in Crisis


On October 3, 2017, the Telfer Health Transformation Exchange hosted their second event of the year and were pleased to welcome guest speaker Senator Kevin Ogilvie. The speaker discussed Canada’s current healthcare system situation and presented his assessment of possible ways to improve it. Senator Ogilvie advocated for systemic changes in the delivery and access […]

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