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CHI News June 2015 June 10, 2015

CHI News

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In This Issue...

2014/2015 Annual Report

Exploring the Impact of Poverty on Health

CHI Hosts First Patient Engagement in Research Workshop

Physician Engagement Think Tank

Connected to the Community Award

New Workshops and Services Offered Through CHI

2014/2015 Annual Report

CHI's 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available! Click here to view a copy and read about our accomplishments over the past year.

 

Exploring the Impact of Poverty on Health

CHI’s Carolyn Shimmin, Knowledge Translation Coordinator, penned an article which gathered national media attention, circulating in numerous publications including the Huffington Post titled, 'Politicians Who Discuss Healthcare Without Poverty Are Missing the Point'

CHI Hosts First Patient Engagement in Research Workshop

The Knowledge Translation platform  hosted a stakeholder engagement workshop entitled ‘Patients as Research Partners in Manitoba: Establishing a Provincial Patient Engagement Strategy.’

The goal of the workshop was to understand the need for, and to co-build, a provincial strategy for enhancing patient engagement in Manitoba health research through a respectful and coordinated approach. 40 participants from across Manitoba attended the April 2015 event, including patients, health researchers, decision makers, community organizations, indigenous organizations and patient engagement experts.

The workshop focused on gathering stakeholder perspectives in several areas including: what patient engagement in research means; what is the current state of patient engagement in research in Manitoba; how to move forward in building a provincial engagement network and suggestions on specific components of a strategy. 75% of the attendees committed to continued involvement in developing the strategy.

Physician Engagement Think Tank

In collaboration with Jim Slater, CEO Diagnostic Services Manitoba and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH), CHI’s Choosing Wisely project team, led by Dr. Eric Bohm, hosted a one-day ‘Think Tank’ workshop: Creating a Meaningful Physician Engagement Model to Enable Health System Improvement. The event brought together participants including physicians, provincial and regional administrators and researchers to understand current physician engagement best practices.  

The Think Tank allowed for the beginning of authentic conversations due to the high ratio of physicians to administrators. It was a first step in bringing together these groups to discuss the importance of physician engagement from recent studies and practices; the current state of physician engagement in Manitoba and best strategies to move forward both with Choosing Wisely and with physician engagement as a whole.

To view a report from the day, please click here.

Connected to the Community Award

Dr. Kristy Whittmeier, Director, KT, received an award from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association for the work she did with a multi-disciplinary team to launch the world’s first self-management app for people with Mild Hemophilia. The event honors outstanding organizations that have partnered with Canada’s wireless industry to improve the lives of Canadians.

For more information on the app, visit our website at chimb.ca/events/154

New Workshops and Services Offered Through CHI

New Introduction to REDCap workshops have now been listed from June through Aug, including a new intermediate workshop, Using the Data Dictionary & Longitudinal Projects. For more information including dates, times and locations visit chimb.ca/events/111

Data Science is offering new services through their Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Unit. For more information visit our website at chimb.ca/datascience

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