January 21, 2020
As part of IHPME’s continuing education programming, the new AI in Health Certificate is a flagship component of an initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the health sector, which is being championed by the Institute. Developed by faculty members Emily… Read more about IHPME launches inaugural AI in Health Certificate
September 19, 2019
From innovators to fine artists, or famous visionaries like Steve Jobs and Oprah, highly creative individuals have always stoked the curiosity of Dr. Sharon Kim and led her to question just why we find generating creative ideas so challenging. Kim… Read more about Unlocking creativity to bring innovation to health – a conversation with human centered design expert Sharon Kim
August 23, 2019
Getting an infection while in hospital, having an adverse reaction to a medication, or even worse, having something left inside you after surgery are all examples of adverse events that patients are at risk of experiencing during a hospital stay.… Read more about IHPME led study finds impact of hospital harm costs Ontario health system $1 billion
June 6, 2019
By Heidi Singer If you’re curious about the new Ontario Health Teams – how to form one, what they will look like, how they will work, and why they may transform care in the province – few people know more… Read more about Want to Start an Ontario Health Team? U of T symposium will help you understand the potentially massive transformation in the Ontario health system
June 6, 2019
By Rebecca Biason Two years ago, Khaled Almilaji a Syrian physician and humanitarian, was caught the throes of a U.S. travel ban, unable to return to his studies in public health at Brown University or to his pregnant wife Jehan… Read more about Humanitarian and IHPME graduate builds health information system for hospitals in Syria’s war zone
June 6, 2019
by Rebecca Biason Female survivors of childhood cancers who have been treated with thoracic radiation, such as survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), have a higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life compared to the general population. To mitigate… Read more about Mammography screenings not the best option for young survivors of childhood cancer – IHPME study
September 10, 2018
They desire a better country. These words, the motto of the Order of Canada, ring especially true for one of the Order’s most recent recipients, Dr. Allan Detsky, a Professor at IHPME who has been recognized for his lasting impact… Read more about Allan Detsky Reflects on Order of Canada Recognition
September 10, 2018
Should we be involved in co-designing our own healthcare? Many industries from technological giants to fast food chains consider the wants and needs of their consumers, why then should the health care sector be any different. Katie Dainty, a professor… Read more about Co-designing Health Care Solutions for Cardiac Arrest Survivors and Bystanders, U of T joint study
Dr. Robert S. Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Dr. Robert Bell was appointed Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, effective June 2, 2014. Prior to this role, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network for nine years. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Princess Margaret Hospital and Chair of both Cancer Care Ontario’s Clinical Council and the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario.
Dr. Bell received his Doctor of Medicine from McGill University and a Master of Science from the University of Toronto. He also completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Dr. Bell is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
An internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, health care executive, clinician-scientist, and educator, Dr. Bell brings more than 40 years of health care experience to his current role.
IHPME-GSU is honoured to have Deputy Minister, Dr. Bell join us for a lunch and learn. We hope to see IHPME faculty, students, and alumni attend for a brief presentation on the patients first act, systems transformation, and a moderated discussion.