On the surface, repairing broken bones or analyzing symptoms to prescribe the correct medication might seem like quite simple tasks, it’s important to realize the oversight required to effectively provide healthcare for million of citizens. It is something that requires an expansive, but also cohesive, network of hospitals, clinics, ambulances, research labs, suppliers, and government aid, both financial and from a policy standpoint.
According to Professor Timothy Chan, the new director of the University of Toronto Engineering’s Centre for Healthcare Engineering (CHE), the current system is in desperate need of re-engineering. The CHE is using a highly interdisciplinary, systems engineering approach to healthcare, and, by doing so, their goal is to drastically improve how healthcare works in Canada.
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