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Improving care through research

The Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation is leading a new field of study strategically designed to respond to one of the most pressing areas of need for healthcare research in Ontario, Canada and the world: examining ways to improve the care and the entire life experience of patients living with complex chronic health conditions.

The problems our researchers are addressing arise as a result of a healthcare system that is heavily focused on treating one condition at a time. Current research indicates that such an approach leads to both problems in patient care and inefficient healthcare spending. The ultimate goal of our research is to create solutions to both problems. 

With that goal in mind, our researchers work in three broad thematic areas:  Health Systems, Clinical Services and Design and Health.

They are leading projects as varied as:

  • How patients with many conditions move through the system and the care they receive along that continuum - from family doctor to specialists, through acute care, rehab and to home care
  • How  stroke rehab can be improved for patients with multiple conditions; How technology such as tablets can be put to use by patients to improve their care, and;
  • How the design of a healthcare facility can impact patients with multiple chronic conditions.