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.

A new tool to quickly and efficiently redeploy hospital staff

New MEng project opportunities for 2021

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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Project profiles

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 – 2021 Canadian Operational Research Society Annual Conference (June 7-10)

May 9, 2021

Every year, the CORS annual conference brings together Operations Research and Management Science academics and practitioners from Canada and abroad…. Read more »

News Item – Pandemic modelling: U of T Engineering expert explains

May 6, 2021

In a new Q&A, U of T Engineering pandemic modelling expert Dionne Aleman explains the crucial role modelling plays in… Read more »

Job Opportunity – Financial Analytics and System Performance Consultant (May 28)

May 3, 2021

Financial Analytics and System Performance Consultant Policy and Public Affairs Division, Ontario Hospital Association Full-Time Permanent Target Hiring Range: $94,048… Read more »

News Item – Congratulations 2020-2021 Capstone project winners!

May 3, 2021

First Place & The Peri Family Industrial Engineering Design Award: Stop the Spread: COVID-19 Public health Policy Decision Support Project… Read more »

Event – INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2021 (July 21-23)

April 15, 2021

Despite rapidly developing technology, new data sources, and process advances, healthcare delivery in general remains reactive and hospital centered.  Further,… Read more »

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