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Health Services, Systems and Policy Seminar Series: Monika Kastner

February 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST

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Research Approaches, Methods & Methodological Challenges in Implementation Science

    To benefit patients, we need to systematically implement the knowledge we produce into health care systems and ensure that we involve relevant knowledge users in the process. However, we don’t always implement this knowledge or work collaboratively even though these are what is needed to inform optimized practice and policy decisions. This session will describe the challenges in knowledge translation and implementation science and explore approaches to overcome them.
Profile of Monika Kastner

Monika Kastner is the Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Implementation at North York General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario; and affiliated with the University of Toronto as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) and through the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM). Monika’s research interests and goals are to make a positive impact on the health of vulnerable populations with the use of innovative eHealth technologies, and to advance the science and practice of KT and health services research. Monika is the recipient of the CIHR New Investigator Award and the Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science in recognition of her work on the KeepWell initiative (funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and the CIHR), which involves implementing a unique mHealth application that empowers older adults and their providers to optimize multimorbidity management. Monika is also conducting research to advance the science (methods) of KT and implementation. For example, she is leading a Canadian team to develop the knowledge-activated tools (KaT) platform aimed at helping a wide range of knowledge users (providers, patients, researchers, and policy makers) to optimize the development, implementation and dissemination of healthcare innovations with the best potential for impact.

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