Drs. Janet Martin and Davy Cheng from the Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity, and Clinical Impact (MEDICI), Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry are Co-Investigators on a successful Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research – Guidelines and Systematic Reviews. The project is titled SPOR REACH Network, and received a total funding amount of $4,997,000 for a period of five years.
The REACH Network aims to improve the health of Canadians through the development of a rapid learning health system, where patients receive the right intervention at the right time.
The Network is made up of patients, healthcare providers, researchers, knowledge users and policy-makers from all health system levels across Canada. Through the knowledge, expertise, evidence and skills brought together by its 177 members, the Network will support healthcare decision making and practice by providing both standard and rapid responses to knowledge-user queries posed by patients, policy and decision makers, and other knowledge-users. This approach aims to strengthen the Canadian healthcare system, increase efficiencies, decrease research waste, expand the profile of Canadian research, and support the next generation of researchers and trainees in Canada.