McMaster University researchers are hoping to develop innovative health care solutions through the use of a new research facility.
The million dollar investment by the university will bring critical Ontario based healthcare data to the fingertips of seven McMaster researchers who have been approved by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Science.
Hsien Seow from McMaster’s department of Oncology looks at this as a unique opportunity to collaborate when it comes to his work on end of life care.
“Having a hub here will allow me to grow that program and work with people like in the nursing faculty here, who I have always respected their work but not really worked with.”
Before McMaster’s satellite ICES site, researchers in the area had to call or commute to Toronto to access the information relevant to their area of study.
What will happen now Seow says is “organic growth and development to get the right questions and the right answers to these really tough problems in our health system.”
The facility offers 14 work stations with access to data from a variety of partners including the Ministry of Health and Statistics Canada.