Background

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is ranked as one of the world’s most influential research communities. Clinical and health services research at HHS is conducted by both medical and non-medical healthcare professionals who are affiliated with the organization’s research institutes, research centres and research groups. While the HHS environment promotes collaboration and translation of new discoveries into practice to optimize patient care, there remain gaps between what is known from research evidence and what is done in clinical practice.

Purpose

The HHS Centre for Evidence-Based Implementation (CEBI) was established in 2016 to advance healthcare through research and education in a manner that aligns with HHS’ mission and to improve outcomes and experiences for patients and their families. Particularly, we aim to optimize the use of research to produce better solutions to health-related challenges.

Mission Statement

  • Identify. Solve. Learn. Improve.

Vision

  • Excellence through learning, research and practice.

Guiding Principles

  • Patient-focused
  • Respect for evidence, expertise and lived experience
  • Collaboration
  • Capacity-building
  • Sustainability

Outcome

The primary outcome of CEBI is to ensure that evidence-based practices become standard of care at HHS. This will be demonstrated by:

  • Stronger collaboration among research, clinical, and system leaders at HHS.
  • The establishment of a clear strategy to prioritize challenges for action.
  • The creation of a systematic approach to address the primary challenges.
  • The development of a comprehensive evaluation plan.

CEBI will create multidisciplinary teams, consisting of members of the research community, along with implementation science (knowledge translation) investigators, clinicians and administrators. These teams will work together to solve identified HHS challenges and support improvements in patient outcomes and experiences, processes of care, and overall system performance.