The Toronto Chapter of KTECOP presents a talk by Michael Hillmer and Stéfanie Fréel from the Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
OISE, Room 7-105
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Topic: Measuring Health Research Funding Impact in Ontario: The Health System Research Fund Impact Assessment Framework
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Health System Research Fund (HSRF) provides competitive funding to health system and population health research to build research capacity in Ontario, strengthen the uptake and use of evidence into policy and decision-making, and promote research that supports and informs Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, Patients First. The MOHLTC Impact Assessment Framework provides a systematic means of capturing how research/KTE outputs are used to inform healthcare policy and practice. Evaluating research/KTE impacts from both funded recipients’ and knowledge users’ perspectives contribute to understanding the HSRF’s emerging impact on the health of Ontarians and healthcare system improvements.
About the Speakers
Michael Hillmer is Director of the Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 2007, Michael worked at the Health Council of Canada and conducted his doctoral research at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Stéfanie Fréel is the Strategic Project Lead in the Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Prior to joining the Ministry, Stefanie worked at Dignitas International, a global health NGO focused on improving health care in Malawi, the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation based at Toronto General Hospital, and consulted for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.