Health care systems are under increasing pressure to cope with shifting demographics, the threat of chronic disease and rising health care costs. It’s critical to identify cost- effective, prevention-focused solutions to promote wellness and improve quality of care and quality of life.
Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (CDIC) vision is to change the way healthcare is delivered by leading the personalization of health systems to be more responsive to patients and deliver better value.
CDIC is a research and development hub for innovation where leaders work collaboratively to apply the next generation of disease prevention and management approaches, supportive and enabling technologies and related advances in chronic disease including care at Seven Oaks Hospital and programming at the Wellness Institute. CDIC will:
- Improve health, healthcare and well being of our patients .
- Spur innovation that lowers health care costs.
- Bring new healthcare products and technologies to market.
- Local, national and international reach
- Unite experts from healthcare, research, academic, medical device and business sectors.
CDIC has grown out of Seven Oaks role as an innovator in Emergency services and its leadership in kidney health, which attracted a small but respected contingent of medical researchers based at the site. The research they are doing is world class, but also delivering local benefits for patients and health system efficiency. The research is broader than kidney disease which is directly related to upstream heart disease and diabetes, and CDIC is actively seeking to reduce the risk and prevent chronic disease with screening and risk prediction. Similarly, Wellness Institute translates research into action with disease-specific and general programming to manage chronic disease and has a strong focus on risk reduction to address all chronic disease.
New ways of analyzing healthcare data are driving a transformation in medical research in which thousands of patient records can be compared and tracked over time to predict an individual’s risk of disease and help design and manage the care that is needed to meet their personal health, wellness and quality of life goals. CDIC researchers are at the forefront of this health data movement with research strengths in:
- Risk predictive analysis (Big Data)
- Epidemiology (public health)
- Kidney health
- Healthcare economics
- Process Engineering
Through its public benefit research, CDIC has build up a team of principal investigators holding $2 million and over 100 publications in the last five years. Their research projects have helped to build up a research team including a Manager, seven Research Coordinators, a Biostatistician/Health Economist and 5-6 students per year.
That capacity is in demand in academic research, but also available for, and valuable for industry collaboration. CDIC is currently working with private industry on clinical trials for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and technology to improve chronic disease management and is interested in hearing from industry or academic collaborators.
To inquire about research at Seven Oaks, collaborating with CDIC or engaging our research and consulting services for your project please contact:Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre c/o Michelle Di Nella, Research Manager 2300 McPhillips Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3M3 Email or Ph. 204.631.3383