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.

Are you a healthcare provider looking for technical or research assistance in healthcare engineering?

A variety of options are available at CHE. Please see the page on opportunities for healthcare providers or the brief description in the following Project Request Form.


News Item – Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

May 10, 2022

The idea of drone-delivered AEDs may sound futuristic, but it’s slowly gained traction since Justin Boutilier and Timothy Chan, Boutilier’s… Read more »

Job Opportunity – Senior Analyst, Planning (Apr 5)

April 1, 2022

The Senior Analyst will be responsible for capacity planning including health human resources, services and/or capital infrastructure projects which have… Read more »

News Item – Sanjeev Chandra, Mark Chignell and Craig Simmons among nine U of T Engineering faculty to receive 2022 Connaught Innovation Awards

March 31, 2022

The other eight projects funded by this year’s Connaught Innovation Awards include:  Target acquisition games for measurement and evaluation (TAG-ME)… Read more »

Internship Opportunity – Infectious disease modelling of wearable sensors

March 23, 2022

As a Summer Research Intern, you would get an opportunity to help define a research module of interest, own this… Read more »

Dionne Aleman

A fast and granular agent-based simulation model of COVID-19

Most COVID-19 projections are based on compartmental models, which require only high-level information about a disease and population to make high-level predictions. For nuanced assessment of policy interventions ...

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Other healthcare industry opportunities

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

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Bed Capacity

Project profiles

Bed Capacity Planning Tool

This project provided hospitals with a set of simulation and optimization tools to help identify process improvements. A Monte Carlo simulation tool was built to estimate the patient demand for beds in a hospital during a typical week...

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Recent internal opportunities for industrial engineering students at the University of Toronto

Posted / Deadline Project Sponsor Looking for Starting date Funding
2022-02-17 / 2022-02-25 Research Assistant to construct optimization model to reduce the strain on the EMS system in Ontario Partnerships for Evaluation and Policy Research MEng student; senior BASc student Start immediately Available

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

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