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Policy perspectives

How do you keep the idea of an essential medicines list fresh? Who needs to know about an innovative way to deliver youth mental health services? How do you make research findings relevant to communities? These were some of the…

Perspectives sur les politiques

Comment s’assurer que l’idée d’une liste de médicaments essentiels reste dans l’actualité? Qui a besoin de connaître une façon innovatrice d’offrir des services de santé mentale aux jeunes? Comment faire en sorte que les résultats de la recherche soient pertinents…

It’s in the DNA

Like threads in woven fabric, patient engagement is becoming firmly entrenched at The Ottawa Hospital. “It is becoming part of the hospital’s DNA,” says Dean Fergusson, head of the Ottawa Methods Centre, OSSU’s Scientific co-Lead and a key advocate for…

Ottawa: a patient partnership engine

An OR Black Box® to improve surgical outcomes, a patient navigator for Francophones and a matchmaking service for researchers and patient partners show that Ottawa is ’walking the talk’ in patient partnership in research. Home to two OSSU Research Centres…

A matchmaker at CHEO

A matchmaker between researchers and community members is how Michelle Quinlan describes her role at CHEO. Since November 2017, Michelle has been the inaugural Research Family Leader Program Co-ordinator, a position created by the Ontario Child Health Support Unit (OCHSU),…

Out-of-the-box thinking

An innovative project that brings aviation expertise to the operating room engaged patients from start to finish to ensure success. Just like on airplanes, The Ottawa Hospital now has a “black box” in a surgical operating room that records conversations,…