Daily Media Digest April 4, 2023

The Role of Care Partners in Long-Term Care – It’s Essential
Bruyère Research Institute
“With help from an Advisory Board of ECPs and long-term care experts, the research team gathered and analyzed interview and survey data to help the homes implement and evaluate their programs.”
TAGS: long-term care, pandemic, Essential Care Partner (ECP) program, Bruyère Research Institute

House committee’s health workforce report has critical gaps left to be filled
The Hill Times
“The House Health Committee’s report is welcome, but deficient in its lack of specific recommendations on actions to alleviate the current crisis and prevent others from developing.”
TAGS: Canadian health care system, House Health Committee, Queen’s University

Innovative programming will increase diagnostic imaging capacity
HRI Portal
“Recently the government of Ontario invested more than $20 million in 27 new MRI (magnetic imaging resonance) machines in hospitals and clinics across Ontario, however there are not enough MRI technologists to operate the MRI machines currently in use.”
TAGS: diagnostic imaging, cancer screening, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Western University announces $3.5M endowment for new research chair in nephrology
CTV News London
“On Friday, Western University announced a $3.5 million endowment that will go towards a new research chair in nephrology, the subspecialty of …”
TAGS: nephrology, kidney disease, Canada research chair, Western University

How Registries Accelerate Rare Disease Research
Sanofi Genzyme
“With such geographically distributed groups of patients, it was clear that collecting real-world data about their health experiences and outcomes in one place would be invaluable to research.”
TAGS: rare disease, disease registry, innovative research, Sanofi Genzyme