Health Care Partner Perspective: Bringing Patient Voices into Health Technology

Health technology is a hot topic, particularly when it comes to patient engagement! The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) team at C2E2, is an independent academic group contracted by the BC Ministry of Health to produce Health Technology Assessments. The team will carefully look at the strengths and weaknesses of health care technologies and processes, old or new, and recommend whether they should be used across the province.

Health care professionals can help combat ‘the greatest threat to human life’

This summer’s heat waves had people scrambling for ways to stay cool. In the Lower Mainland pool hours were extended, cooling centres were set up to prevent heat-related illness and power usage hit an all-time high. Ongoing wildfires and poor air quality in the interior were another reminder that global warming’s effect on our health has never been more evident. 

The sun should not set twice before hip fracture repair

“If all hip fracture surgeries were within two days of admission, one in six deaths among delayed surgeries would have been avoided,” says Dr. Boris Sobolev, leading author of a study recently published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study compared various timing standards for surgical treatment of older adults with hip fracture who otherwise are medically stable. 

Why is Canada so behind in research on climate change and health?

Authors: Margaret McGregor, Stirling Bryan, Penny Brasher (far right in photo) & Courtney Howard (second from right in photo)

Congratulations to Professor Boris Sobolev who received the Best Oral Presentation Award at 2018 Global Congress in Dublin

Congratulations to Professor Boris Sobolev who received the Best Oral Presentation Award at 2018 Global Congress in Dublin for a talk on findings from his study on 48-hour policy for the timing of hip fracture surgery. 

Corinne Hohl

Dr. Corinne Hohl is an Associate Professor in UBC’s Department of Emergency Medicine, an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Vancouver General Hospital and a Scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Her main research interests are in emergency medicine, drug safety and effectiveness and adverse drug event surveillance. Dr. Hohl's research program aims to improve the safety of patients using prescribed medications by building better systems and enhancing research capacity.

Her currently-funded projects are:

Congratulations to Lindsay Hedden on Receiving Rising Star Award!

Lindsay Hedden, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Population and Public Health, has received this year’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) Rising Star Award, for her Health Affairs paper on primary care workforce supply and activity.

Congratulations Lindsay!

Congratulations to C2E2's Mohsen Sadatsafavi who is to Receive New Investigator Research Award!

C2E2 Member and UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences assistant professor Mohsen Sadatsafavi will receive the 2018 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) New Investigator Research Award at an awards banquet to be held in June.