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Primary Care & Health Systems Research Program

Program Lead: Liisa Jaakkimainen
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The Primary Care and Health Systems Research Program investigates the accessibility, timeliness and effectiveness of the primary and acute care systems. Researchers across Ontario are examining the performance of primary care reform models, the use of electronic medical records for research and the effectiveness of quality improvement strategies in acute care settings. We have developed analytic methods to examine injury, evaluate chronic disease management within primary care, measure the coordination of care and wait times across the health care system, and identify health team structures that support quality primary care.

Announcements & Events

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Recent Publications

Recent ICES Grants

collaborations and partnerships

Health Quality Ontario (HQO)

College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP)

Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Association of Ontario Health Centres

Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)

Toronto Community Health Profiles Partnership (TCHPP)

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

The Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • AMS Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

    2022: Awarded to Dr. Bridget Ryan by AMS Healthcare in partnership with the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit. Read more.

  • Canada Research Chair

    2020: Dr. Hannah Wunsch named Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Organization and Outcomes.

  • Clinical Research Chair in Strengthening Primary Care for Integrated Health Equity

    2020-2025: Awarded to Dr. Claire Kendall by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.

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