Three CRCHUM projects were selected among the 78 submitted in response to the first call for the Fond de soutien à l'innovation en santé et en services sociaux - appui aux projets d'innovation organisationnelle. The announcement was made on April 5th, as part of Quality and Innovation Week at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine.
Projects were selected on the basis of their ability to demonstrate the potential of the proposed innovation, their efficiency gains and improved care for determining the clinical and economic value of the innovation.
The three funded CRCHUM projects in brief:
Dr. Jean-François Carrier, a researcher at CRCHUM and his team proposed an optimized technique to treat patients with liver cancer. Their proposed real-world implementation of CT-on-rails in the radiotherapy room will provide patients with a high quality and precise treatment. Such a project also reinforces the leading role of CHUM in the implementation of state-of-the-art techniques.
Dr. José Côté, a researcher and nurse at the Innovation Hub and her collaborators proposed to evaluate a real virtual nursing practice among kidney transplant recipients. This innovation will improve patient care management and optimize the practice of health professionals by maximizing their time in clinic with those most at risk.
Dr. Lise Gauvin, Assistant Scientific Director, Population Health Research and Head of the Innovation Hub and her collaborators proposed to develop a practice guide for integrating physical activity into the care of patients diagnosed with cancer. The resulting recommendations will enable this population to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle to reduce the undesirable side effects of treatment, improve their quality of life and survival.