The Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) is a living laboratory for health system solutions in Ontario and beyond.
Whether it’s evaluating an app that allows patients with chronic kidney disease to order supplies and manage dialysis at home or using big data to improve medication safety for vulnerable communities, WIHV is responding to today’s most pressing health issues through research insights and solutions.
Our Areas of Work
Working with stakeholders inside the health system and innovators from the private sector, WIHV identifies the ground-breaking approaches that address gaps in our healthcare system. Our work supports solutions that make care more convenient, more effective, and less costly to deliver.
Our areas of work include:
For many organizations operating outside of the healthcare system, it can seem like a black box. Not having the right information can hold up the design of a new digital health tool or model of care that could be beneficial to providers and/or patients.
At the same time, leaders working inside the healthcare system may not have the time to invest in deciding which tools to use and how to properly integrate them into clinics and hospitals.
With each project we take on, we look to make sure that new tools or models of care align closely with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Quadruple Aim framework, ticking each of these boxes:
An Equity Lens
The WIHV Equity Committee believes that healthcare research must address the diverse needs and experiences of all patients to have the most impact. The WIHV Equity Committee:
For more information on our equity committee, please email WIHVEquity@wchospital.ca