Welcome to Innovative Thinking, a new platform created to share the latest in knowledge development at Telfer School with the community, academics, and potential research collaborators.
Be inspired by a selection of innovative research ideas, from articles published by our faculty in top-management journals to award-winning research projects. Telfer School’s Innovative Thinking shows our commitment towards research excellence without losing sight of our impactful role in the community.
Professor Ivy Bourgeault launched in 2017 a research project entitled Empowering Women Leaders in Health, Health Sciences and Indigenous Health. “The project’s ultimate goal is to build a strong and supportive community of established and emerging women leaders, helping them transform the health care system through their unique leadership skills, experiences, and contributions,” explains Professor Bourgeault. Read more ›
On September 11th, academics and health leaders explained why health managers should avoid looking for simplistic solutions to overcome the challenges of health systems Read more ›
The Canadian Health and Human Resources Network will be hosting the 2018 Canadian Health Workforce Conference (CHWC) from October 4th to 6th. The goal of the conference is to showcase the latest research, cutting-edge technology, and innovation in health workforce policy, planning, and management across the country and to provide academics and practitioners with an opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange and meaningful discussion on a range of health workforce issues. Read more ›
Implementing change and reducing costs in health organizations may not be as straightforward as health managers and policymakers think. So, how can we implement new initiatives effectively in such an unpredictable system? Can complexity thinking help us achieve real transformation? To address some of these questions, the Telfer School of Management will be hosting Embracing Complexity in Health: Leadership and Policy Making in a Complicated System on September 11th at 5:00 pm. Read more ›
The takeaway of this Telfer Forum is an important message for health organizations: analytics and AI will continue advancing how health services are delivered, but health organizations should err on the side of caution. There are major opportunities so that AI-driven solutions can become a “cure” for many of challenges that health organizations currently face. However, if health providers, researchers, and the industry don’t work together to implement these technologies as part of larger digital health strategy, these opportunities might turn into a “curse.” Read more ›
A PhD student in Management (Health Systems specialization), Andrea is interested in healthcare delivery, family caregiving, care transitions, information systems, design thinking, and innovation. Andrea’s love of healthcare research is equally matched by her passion for the culinary arts. Read more ›