Telfer professor Samia Chreim is part of a team of 8 researchers who received $1,686,027 from the Ontario Research Fund for Research Excellence Funding Program for their research program The Use of eTriggers to Systematically Detect and Manage Adverse Events.
In addition to principal investigator Dr. Alan Forster, Executive in Residence affiliated with the IBM Centre for Business Analytics and Performance at the Telfer School of Management, the research team includes international experts from medicine, epidemiology, information technology, and management representing several institutions including the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa and McGill University. Dr. Forster is the Scientific Director Performance Measurement at The Ottawa Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
The main goal of the research program is to demonstrate improvements in patient safety through the implementation of innovative methods to manage information describing adverse events (i.e. defined as undesirable outcomes caused by medical care). The research will be conducted at The Ottawa Hospital, one of Ontario’s largest teaching hospital and a recognized leader in Patient Safety.