" "What are Core Outcomes Sets?

The COMET Initiative has released a whiteboard animation video to explain the importance of core outcomes sets in patient-centered health research. Please be sure to complete the short evaluation question at the end of the video!



Improving Healthcare: Straight from the Heart | Sanjay Saint | TEDxUofMImproving Healthcare: Straight from the Heart | Sanjay Saint | TEDxUofM

Approximately 2 million Americans develop infections in hospitals every year despite fast-paced innovation in medical equipment and procedures. Despite the deadly nature of many of these infections, they can often be prevented with simple hand washing techniques. Dr. Sanjay Saint argues that the social learning that guides our behavior in institutions like grocery stores can be used to improve the quality of healthcare in our hospitals.


Health Care: Reversing Cost and Quality in America's Poorest City: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner at TEDxPhillyHealth Care: Reversing Cost and Quality in America's Poorest City: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner at TEDxPhilly

As the Coalition's Executive Director, Dr. Brenner spends much of his time meeting with stakeholders and policymakers, advocating for the models of care the Coalition has developed and demonstrated through data centric results. His goal is to ensure that families who live in urban, underserved communities receive high-quality, culturally competent, personalized family health care. Fixing health care is not a technical problem -- it is a moral, ethical and political problem. "Go out and meet the most expensive people in the city and build health care around extreme patients," while lowering costs at the same time.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB9pbHqUs5cIntro to Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses

Here's a brief introduction to how to evaluate systematic reviews and why it is important.





Clinical Trials: It’s not just a phase!Clinical Trials: It’s not just a phase!

This video covers the role of clinical trials within the drug development process in Canada. These trials have multiple phases, with each having a specific purpose in order to test the safety, dosage and efficacy of the drug. Additionally, the risks and benefits to participants are covered for individuals who are considering participating in a trial.


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Power of Transparency to Save Lives

Roger explores the importance of information transparency to consumers and its potential impact on health outcomes. Roger Holstein believes the most powerful thing in the world is our health. To this end, he has dedicated his career to transforming the healthcare industry and has spent the past 35 years developing innovative, new businesses at leading brands including Healthgrades, WebMD and Medco.



Value-Based Quality and Safety: Overview

HI-FIVE (Health Informatics For Innovation, Value & Enrichment) Training is a 12-hour online course designed by Columbia University in 2016, with sponsorship from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The training is role-based and uses case scenarios. Also, it has additional, optional modules on other topics of interest or relevance. Although we suggest to complete the course within a month's timeframe, the course is self-paced and so you can start and finish the course at anytime during a month's time period. No additional hardware or software are required for this course.



Bad Science: Ben Goldacre at Imagining the Future of Medicine