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.

Photo: Brian Tran

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

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News Item – AI detects breast cancer as accurately as expert radiologists, study finds

January 2, 2020

A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based on… Read more »

Event – A Tale of Two Health Systems: Perspectives from Toronto and New York (Jan. 22)

December 16, 2019

Keynote Arjumand Siddiqi, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity and Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Panel Dr…. Read more »

Press release – CHE affiliate elected Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada

December 13, 2019

Four U of T Engineering professors and one alumnus are included in the latest cohort of individuals to be elected… Read more »

Press Release – From automated vehicles to operating rooms: Human Factors researcher Birsen Donmez studies human and technology integration

December 10, 2019

If you have dreams of reading a book or taking a nap while your self-driving car safely navigates city streets,… Read more »

News Item – ‘Bed blockers’ costing Ottawa hospitals millions

December 9, 2019

On a typical day, Ottawa hospitals spend more than a quarter of a million dollars caring for patients who are… Read more »