Engineering a better healthcare system

We pioneer data-driven research to improve system efficiency and enhance patient care.

The Centre for Healthcare Engineering (CHE) at the University of Toronto provides a bridge between academia and the healthcare sector, translating the latest research findings to impact practice and offering educational opportunities for students and practitioners.

Dionne Aleman, Timothy Chan and other CHE affiliates in the news covering the COVID-19 pandemic


Innovative technology for older adults

Prof. Mark Chignell showcased a driving simulation to empower the elderly to experience the outside world “even when they have limited mobility.”

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Healthcare industry opportunities

Learn about some of the tools developed at the Centre for Healthcare Engineering.

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Pandemic Outbreak Planner

morPOP is a computer-based model developed to simulate disease spread through a population, use graph theory to optimize public health policies for the purpose of mitigating outbreak impact, and answer what-if scenarios concerning pandemic spread. Examples of questions that could be answered with the model include...

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Event – Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations (Oct. 15)

October 14, 2021

The 3rd Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations: Building Resilient Healthcare Supply Chains for the Next Pandemic Sponsored by Hopkins… Read more »

Job Opportunity – Senior Analyst, Planning at Ontario Health (Oct. 27)

October 13, 2021

The Senior Analyst, Planning will report into the System and Infrastructure Planning (SIP) department which is responsible for system and… Read more »

Event – Skule Lunch & Learn presents Healthcare Engineering: Models to Support Healthcare Decision Making (Oct. 13)

October 1, 2021

Prof. Michael Carter discusses the challenges facing the health care industry and potential engineering-related solutions. October 13 @ 12:00 pm… Read more »

Meet Myrtede Alfred, MIE’s newest IndE professor

September 2, 2021

Myrtede Alfred is joining the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering. Prior to… Read more »

Press Release – Optimizing patient prioritization for admission to rehab among four projects powered by Connaught New Researcher awards

August 27, 2021

The disruptions caused by COVID-19 have left hospitals across North America with massive backlogs of postponed elective surgeries. Many of… Read more »

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