An enabling force. A harmonizing forum for intellectual exchange.

Innovative leadership; evidence-informed decisions; collaborative solutions — these are critical elements for Canada’s complex health care environment  and IHPME is building the knowledge and leaders to deliver them.

Empowered by $6M+ Annual Research Funding

IHPME brings together leading researchers from a wide variety of disciplines to develop and translate innovative ideas into evidence-informed practices that improve the planning, delivery and outcomes of health care.

Responsible for more than $6.0 million in research funding each year, the Institute is making significant contributions to knowledge in the fields of system design, performance management, comparative health systems, health policy and health economics, health services research, quality improvement, patient safety, observational and decision sciences research, clinical trials and knowledge transfer.

Cultivating Responsive Thinking via Academic Programs

MHSc Health Administration

Combining expertise in health policy, business and management in a comprehensive program for health managers and professionals. The interdisciplinary curriculum reflects the Institute’s strength in evidence-informed health management and policy and is enriched by practicum placements under the mentorship of top health care executives.

MHSc Health Administration/MSW combined degree program and a MN/MHSc Health Administration combined degree programs are also available.

Master of Health Informatics

Responding to the emerging discipline of health informatics. The MHI is designed to train health informaticians capable of leading organizational and health system change. The program combines expertise in health systems with applied knowledge in information and communication technologies.

MSc and PhD Programs 

Delivering a Masters and Doctoral program delivering a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum with a focus on health policy, organization and management, e-health innovation and health services research.

IHPME also offers a concentration in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research and has an international reputation for excellence in training clinicians in clinical, health services and decision sciences research.

Joint and Specialization Programs

Working with other centres, departments, institutes, faculties and universities, these programs expand and enhance the program options available to IHPME students.

IHPME also collaborates with universities and health technology assessment agencies in Canada and Europe to offer an international Master of Science degree in Health Technology Assessment and Management.

Executive and Leadership Training

Offering ongoing education for health care leaders, the highly successful Physician Leadership Program provides physicians with an intensive program to develop leadership and management skills.

The Clinical Epidemiology Institute provides a week-long introduction to critical appraisal skills and evidence-based practice and policy for clinicians, decision-makers and industry.

Building the New Health Care Leadership Generation

More than 300 students engage with the leading thinkers and researchers who comprise IHPME Faculty.

More than 200 faculty members hold appointments within the Institute, representing a wide variety of disciplines including health policy, organizational management, economics, law, clinical epidemiology, innovation, e-health and technology, sociology and political science.

More than 100 senior health care executives serve as adjunct faculty to the MHSc and MHI programs. The result is a unique combination of academic and professional expertise within the Institute and strong collaborative relationships between academic researchers and health care decision-makers and providers.

The Institute is committed to translating innovative ideas into practices that bridge clinical, organizational and policy levels to improve health care.

IHPME Faculty are called upon to contribute ideas, information and analysis to discussions and decision-making at local, regional, national and international levels — and are invited to participate on committees, task groups, hospital and health agency boards and national and provincial research review panels.