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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Podcast – COVID-19 and the U.S. border, Not many Canadians want an election & There is a good reason why the Blue Origin rocket looks like that

July 21, 2021

The Scott Thompson Show talks news, politics, and pop culture. A unique perspective from someone who likes to talk. –… Read more »

Job Opportunity – Information and Improvement Analyst

July 9, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin is pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting for the position of… Read more »

Job Opportunity – Business Process & Data Analyst (July 5)

June 30, 2021

Position Title: Business Process & Data Analyst  – TFT Reporting to: Program Manager, Data Strategy and Governance Department: Data Operations – Clinical… Read more »

News Item – ‘The world is watching us’: Pressure mounts for Canada to share surplus COVID-19 vaccines

June 3, 2021

“Vaccine uptake will inevitably wane within the next couple months,” said Dionne M. Aleman, an associate professor of industrial engineering… Read more »

News Item – U.S. unveils COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan, Canada is a priority

June 3, 2021

Dionne M. Aleman, associate professor, Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, shared a similar opinion. “Sending some of our vaccines to… Read more »

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