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Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program 2017 - 2018

April 11, 2017

Applications for the 2017-2018 class are currently being accepted. Deadline for application submission is May 31, 2017. This program identifies and mentors future leaders in Manitoba's health system. The focus is on developing skills to assist individuals to prepare for leadership roles while understanding the dynamics of the healthcare system and academic environment.




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New Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences Collaborating Centre Created

March 30, 2017

The Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences (MB-SAHS) Collaborating Centre launches next month and will be one of seven newly designated Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Health Sciences Collaborating Centres across Canada.




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Manitoba Researchers Awarded Primary and Integrated Health Care Grants

March 29, 2017

Two research grants have been awarded to research teams led by University of Manitoba researchers with the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).




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Statistical Challenges and Opportunities for the Analysis of Microbiome Data

May 10, 2017

REGISTER NOW - May 10/11, 2017: This two-day workshop will bring together international, national, and local researchers and trainees to share knowledge about methods for the analysis of microbiome data as well as stimulate discussion between applied researchers from animal and human health disciplines and statisticians about the analytic challenges and opportunities for microbiome data.




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Patient Engagement Survey for MB Health Researchers

February 27, 2017

If you are a health researcher in Manitoba, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey on Patient Engagement. The purpose of this study is to establish a baseline understanding of researchers’ current knowledge, attitudes and practices related to engaging the public and/or patients in health research, along with desired needs for support. Results will be used to help to inform the develo...




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Crucial Conversations - Tools for Talking when Stakes are High

June 01, 2017

June 1 - 2, 2017 - Crucial Conversations helps you master the skills you need to step up to high-stakes issues while remaining candid and respectful. Through this course, you will acquire the necessary skills to establish better relationships, gather divergent perspectives, and achieve better results – all strengths of a great leader.




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KT Collaboration on ER Wait Times Infographic

March 03, 2017

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy recently launched its report Factors Affecting Emergency Department Waiting Room Times in Winnipeg. The launch featured an infographic developed with CHI Knowledge Translation.




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Knowledge Translation Camp

April 05, 2017

Are you a researcher looking to learn more about knowledge translation and how it can apply to your work? Join us for a morning of workshops addressing various knowledge translation topics on April 5th, 2017




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Like the New CHI Facebook Page

February 23, 2017

CHI is now on facebook! Make sure to like our page and share it to help us raise awareness about our centre and the work we do.




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CHI Open House

March 08, 2017

March 8, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Mark your calendars to discover a destination for researchers and health-care stakeholders in Manitoba. Everyone is welcome! Come learn how the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation impacts health services and research in the province and what the centre can to offer you.




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CHI Knowledge Translation's KT Blog: Knowledge Nudge

February 17, 2017

CHI's Knowledge Translation (KT) platform has been running knowledgenudge.com since 2015. KnowledgeNudge.com is updated weekly with posts relevant to the world of knowledge translation (KT), with emphasis on the topics of patient engagement, the science of KT, and media & dissemination. Managed by the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation’s (CHI) KT Platform, the site endeavours to...




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CHI Launches Manitoba Health Metadata Mapping Project

December 14, 2016

December 2016 - Manitoba is one of three pilot sites across Canada implementing metadata mapping projects. The Manitoba Health Metadata Mapping Project will attempt to create an enumeration of health-related data and their associated metadata with a goal of promoting the use of existing datasets for secondary analysis. The project has potential to foster research collaborations and innovations ...




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CHI's Dr. Kathryn Sibley Awarded Canada Research Chair

December 09, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Sibley was awarded with a Canada Research Chair on December 9th by the Honourable Maryanne Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour on behalf of the Honourable Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science. Sibley is the new Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Science. Sibley is a Knowledge Translation Scientist with the Geo...




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CHI Helps Launch Survey for Manitoba Government

November 23, 2016

CHI is helping administer a survey on behalf of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living.




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2016 International Population Data Linkage Conference

April 25, 2016

Workshop on SAS®-based tools to automate quality assessment of population-based administrative data




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Rounds 2015-2016

December 02, 2015

CHI hosts Grand Rounds between September and May of each year and feature a range of speakers addressing a variety of topics. Following each round, video recordings are posted to CHI's Youtube channel. Please note, CHI rounds are accredited under The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.




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Dr. Ryan Zarychanski Selected for the First Lyonel G. Israels Professorship

March 29, 2016

CHI's Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, Director of Knowledge Synthesis, was awarded the first Lyonel G. Israels Professorship in Hematology. This professorship will be dedicated to researching hematology, benefitting treatments against blood diseases such as leukemia, and enhancing the training of Manitoba’s medical students in the field of hematology.




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Biology of Breathing Research Symposium

February 01, 2016

The annual Biology of Breathing Research Symposium will take place on Monday, March 21st, 2016 (Student Competition) 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Room 500, John Buhler Research Centre.




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How the System Works and How to Work the System

November 25, 2015

Want to increase your influence on the system?




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REDCap Overview & Demo for PI’s and Research Coordinators

November 09, 2015

A 45-minute informal session introducing investigators and coordinators to REDCap, and discussing how one can get started with our local installation of REDCap.




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KT Canada Seminar Series

October 08, 2015




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Dr. Lisa Lix awarded Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant

July 29, 2015

Congratulations to CHI’s Dr. Lisa Lix, recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant for her research “Advancing the Science of Data Quality for Electronic Health Databases: Applications to Chronic Disease Research and Surveillance”. She received funding support of more than $900,000 over 7 years.




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Visiting Professor Rounds: Dr. Nancy Salbach

May 06, 2015

Lessons from a cluster randomized trial: Facilitating stroke teams’ implementation of a rehabilitation guideline Dr. Nancy Salbach, PT, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto CIHR New Investigator in Knowledge Translation Dr. Nancy Salbach is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She received...




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Tools, Education and Resources Available for Clinical Research

April 15, 2015

This presentation is aimed at clinical investigators and research staff who are looking for information about how to start a clinical research study or trial, what clinical trial tools and education are available and what services are offered by the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).




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Workshop - Introduction to REDCap

October 20, 2015

REDCap provides researchers with a secure, centralized, audited environment to store manage and analyze data.This workshop gives researchers a basic introduction.




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Intermediate REDCap Demo & Drop-in Q&A

November 09, 2015

A combination demo of an intermediate-level topic, followed by a drop-in Q&A session. Intended for current REDCap users, with priority given to study coordinators.




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Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis Workshop

April 13, 2015

Longitudinal research plays a critical and unique role in health, social and behavioral sciences. There are four core questions that characterize most longitudinal investigations: What is the shape of intra-individual change over time (i.e., linear, nonlinear)? Are there inter-individual differences in change over time? What predicts inter-individual differences in change over ...




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Central Intake: A Solution To Healthcare Waits

February 18, 2015

The Centre for Healthcare Innovation is hosting a Grand Round featuring Dr. Eric Bohm: Central Intake: A Solution to Healthcare Waits. Dr. Bohm will review the structure, implementation, successes and challenges of central intake for hip and knee arthroplasty in the WRHA.




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CHI staff receive Research Manitoba’s 2014 Applied Health Services Research Grants

January 09, 2015

Congratulations to CHI’s Dr. Depeng Jiang and Dr. Sara Kreindler, recipients of Research Manitoba’s 2014 Applied Health Services Research Grants.




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Shit Happens

January 08, 2015

CHI’s Director of Knowledge Translation, Dr. Kristy Wittmeier, co-leads a project centering on a social media campaign that is partnering researchers with patients to inform healthcare research in Winnipeg.




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CRINGe Speaker Series

November 14, 2014

CRINGe Speaker Series - Short clinical research presentations where participant can: - Hear from and ask questions of experienced researchers - Meet others working in clinical research - Suggest topics for future presentations




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PMI Workshop: Physician as Coach

January 22, 2015

Coaching is increasingly being adopted as part of a support and development strategy in our health care system. When physicians assume formal leadership roles, they are in the position of managing and enabling the performance of others. Coaching has been shown to be effective for increasing engagement, creating greater autonomy and accountability, enhancing personal resiliency and promoting inn...




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Knowledge in motion: Winnipeg centre aims to improve health care

December 02, 2014

Click here to read more about CHI and our Knowledge Translation Platform on page 36 of the Nov/Dec 2014 Issue of Wave Magazine.




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Network Meta-Analysis: Understanding and Generating Indirect and Mixed-Treatment Evidence

November 17, 2014

Network Meta-Analysis: Understanding and Generating Indirect and Mixed-Treatment Evidence




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Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice and Research

December 11, 2014

The Centre for Healthcare Innovation will host a Grand Round featuring national experts in the measurement, collection and analysis of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs): Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice and Research Panel Speakers include: Moderator: Dr. Lisa Lix, Director of Data Science, George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Dr. Nancy Mayo, McG...




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Didactic Session: Missing Data

November 12, 2014

The goal of this short course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the potential implications of missing data on their data analyses as well as potential solutions.




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Didactic Session: Missing Data

November 12, 2014

The goal of this short course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the potential implications of missing data on their data analyses as well as potential solutions.




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Improving Wait Times: Single-entry models for hip and knee replacement patients

November 24, 2014

Timely access to scheduled services is an urgent and persistent national issue. Single-entry models (SEMs) are more likely to achieve sustained improvements in wait times for scheduled health services, as proven by countries that have successfully implemented their use. However, the impact of single-entry on health and health systems has not been well demonstrated. The Winnipeg Regional Heal...




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Staff Annoucements- Nov 2014

October 28, 2014

Please join CHI in welcoming Wendy Doig, Justin Zhang and Dan McGregor to the team.




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KT Canada Seminar Nov 2014

November 13, 2014

The KT Canada Seminar Series Presents Russell Glasgow, speaking on the topic: The RE-AIM Framework: History, Recent Applications, and Future Directions.




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Computational Biology in Translational Research

November 26, 2014

CHI's November Grand Round features speakers Dr. Ron Beavis & Dr. Pingzhao Hu. They will discuss Computational Biology in Translational Research.




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Developing Sustainable High Performance

October 22, 2014

The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and the Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program present- Developing Sustainable High Performance- a session exploring tools and techniques for sustaining high performance.




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Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses

September 23, 2014

This course will guide participants through the process of completing their own publication quality systematic review and meta-analysis. Whether you are preparing a funding application, or synthesizing knowledge to inform policy or change practice, this course will provide participants with the knowledge and skill-set necessary to plan, conduct, critically appraise, analyze, and report evidence...




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Truth, Research & the Overlap of the Two

October 06, 2014

CHI Rounds October, 2014- Truth, Research & the Overlap of the Two October 6, 2014, 12pm- 1pm. Room 264, Apotex Centre.




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CHI Grand Rounds, 2014-2015

September 19, 2014

CHI will host one Grand Round per month between September 2014- May 2015. Rounds feature a range of speakers addressing a variety of topics.




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Leadership Strategies for Sustainable Physician Engagement

September 19, 2014

Leadership Strategies for Sustainable Physician Engagement November 27 & 28, 2014




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Clinical Researchers: Careers, Training and Opportunities

September 30, 2014

Seminar: Clinical Researchers: Careers, Training and Opportunities Speaker: Dr. Norman Rosenblum (University of Toronto). Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room 164, Apotex Centre




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CHI Grand Round: Physician Engagement: Lessons Learned from B.C

September 18, 2014

CHI Rounds return on September 18th. Please join us for the first session of the season with speaker Laurie Ringaert who will discuss: Physician Engagement: Lessons Learned from B.C




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CHI Annual Report, 2013-2014

August 20, 2014

CHI's 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available. Download a copy of the report to read about CHI's accomplishments over the last year.




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CHI Staff Updates, August 2014.

August 20, 2014

Please join CHI in welcoming new members to the team and congratulating select members on new appointments.




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2013 Dr. Noni MacDonald Award

March 04, 2013

Congratulations to the Centre for Healthcare Innovation’s Dr. Kristy Wittmeier, Director, Knowledge Translation, on receiving the 2013 Dr. Noni MacDonald Award. She was the first author on the winning article, “Success with Lifestyle Monotherapy in Youth with new-onset Type 2 diabetes,” which was published in the March 2012 issue of Paediatrics & Child Health.




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News Release

February 19, 2013

A new study shows the use of corn-based hydroxyethyl starches (HES), the most common blood volume expanders used to resuscitate critically ill patients with low blood pressure, may be doing more harm than good. A team of researchers led by Dr. Ryan Zarychanski at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) at the University of Manitoba have published a potentially practice...




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Inspire article: The heart of the matter

April 10, 2013

In April 2013 CHI's Project Management Office (PMO) wrapped up a yearlong project that helped reduce wait times for patients waiting for Cardiac Catheterization from 5 to 6 weeks to 1.5 weeks for urgent outpatients, and from 8 months to three weeks for elective outpatients.




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Study:Taking probiotics can be good for you, but does not prevent childhood asthma.

December 17, 2013

A large international study analyzing health benefits of probiotics on babies in utero or up to 12 months old, led by researchers Meghan Azad from the University of Alberta and the U of M’s Ryan Zarychanski, was published this month in the prestigious British Medical Journal.




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What if Implementation is Not the Problem? Exploring the Missing Links Between Knowledge and Action

January 21, 2014

Please join us for the next George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation Rounds featuring speaker Dr. Sara Kreindler.




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7 Innovations At Work

February 10, 2014

WRHA's January/ February 2014 edition of Wave magazine profiled 7 innovations that are enhancing care in 2014. Included in this list were CHI led initiatives and projects. These 7 innovations will drive quality improvement in health care for Manitobans.




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CHI awarded medal in recognition of exceptional leadership In healthcare

February 14, 2014

CHI has been awarded an IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Award for exceptional leadership in Canada’s healthcare sector. CHI was awarded the silver medal in the healthcare sector category.




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Governments strengthen health research in Manitoba

February 21, 2014

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Manitoba Health Minister Erin Selby were joined by Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President Research, University of Manitoba, to announce the launch of the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation as Manitoba's SUPPORT Unit for patient-oriented research.




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KT Canada: A Theory-Based Knowledge Translation Intervention to Improve Physician Hand Hygiene Practice

March 13, 2014

The Centre for Healthcare innovation is hosting a Knowledge Translation Canada National Seminar featuring speaker Janet Squires on the topic: A Theory-Based Knowledge Translation Intervention to Improve Physician Hand Hygiene Practice.




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CHI Launches REDCap

April 09, 2014

CHI has implemented REDCap, at the University of Manitoba, to provide researchers with a highly secure, centralized, audited environment to store manage and analyze research data.




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Primary Care Clinics Project improves patient access & experience

April 10, 2014

CHI's Project Management Office (PMO) and the WRHA’s Chronic Disease Collaborative Unit formed a joint team to develop and implement a Primary Care Clinics Project, focused on standardizing and streamlining a primary care model with a focus on patient flow




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Beyond the Bench: Engagement of Patients in Health Research

June 13, 2014

This workshop is for researchers and patients involved in health or medical research. It will take place on June 13, 2014, 8:30am- 11:30am in Room 500- 715 McDermot Ave.




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Workshop: Introduction to REDCap

May 16, 2014

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web application designed to support data capture for research studies.This hands on workshop will give researchers a basic introduction to REDCap.




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Call For Applications: Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program

May 22, 2014

This program mentors future health leaders. The focus is on developing skills to assist individuals to prepare for leadership roles while understanding the dynamics of the healthcare system and academic environment.




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Training Opportunity: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

May 28, 2014

CHI will support Manitoba based investigators and researchers to access training at no cost through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).




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New Resource- Clinical Trial Roadmap

June 26, 2014

There are 10 steps required to move research from an idea to approval to conduct research at a public institution or site in Manitoba. This road map has been created to support researchers in Manitoba conducting Clinical Trials.




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Awards & Appointments, July 2014

July 07, 2014

CHI is pleased to announce the following award recipients and appointments: Dr. Sara Kreindler- Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation Dr. Pingzhao Hu- Research Manitoba Establishment Grant Dr. Salah Mahmud- Director, Clinical Trials Platform, CHI




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Resource- Continuing Review and Post Trial Approval Activities

July 31, 2014

After a study/trial receives all required approvals, researchers are advised to make considerations for several activities. CHI's Clinical Trials Platform has developed a resource to support researchers navigating these processes. Please visit the Clinical Trials Platform page to access additional resources.