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Posted Friday, November 07, 2014

That's Wheelie Gross study calls for guidelines for wheelchair cleaning in healthcare settings
Paula Gardner , Affiliate Scientist at Bridgepoint's Collaboratory for Research and Innovation has just had a study publishedin the American Journal of Infection Control that shows there are no clear guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting these complex pieces of equipment.
The maintenance and infection control of wheelchairs is an unexpected research topic; however...

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Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Ross UpshurBridgepoint is pleased to announce that Dr. Ross Upshur is the new Scientific Director of the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation.
“Bridgepoint has been a committed leader of this increasingly important area of healthcare,” said Dr. Upshur. “As a physician and a scientist, Bridgepoint presents the opportunity to work in a living laboratory where we can model, test and evaluate our research in a way that we see our results in action.”
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Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7D-3727 When Dr. Kerry Kuluski began her complex care research at the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research & Innovation three years ago, the term “complexity” carried a hint of taboo. Now, her team’s research is informing changes in the way we care for patients with multiple health conditions. In the current issue of Illness, Crisis and Loss , Kerry and her research team reveal the personal impact of living with multiple chronic conditions, and the gap between...
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Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

Bridgepoint Hospital The surprising science behind evidence-based hospital design
by Vanessa Milne, Sachin Pendharkar & Gord Winkel healthydebate Rahel Yetbarek sits with her feet up, looking out onto the city and the large swath of treed land that surrounds the freeway below her. The nurse is taking in the view over her lunch break, from the 10th floor rooftop garden at Bridgepoint, a Toronto hospital. Nearby, a few patients do the same. The drone of the highway in the background doesn’t...

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Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014

By Dr. Renée Lyons, Bridgepoint Chair in Complex Chronic Disease, and the TD Scientific Director of the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation
When Scottish health authorities began imagining what a better healthcare system would look like for patients, they turned to the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation. I was invited to spend a month in Scotland, to provide advice, expertise and inspiration to help the country lay the groundwork...

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