Chair In Health Information (Chair Proposal)


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Donor Opportunity to establish a $3 Mio Chair in Health Information, from the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

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Chair In Health Information (Chair Proposal)

  1. 1. Proposal A Proposal To Create …. A Chair in Health Information
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Executive Summary 3 </li></ul><ul><li>The Need 5 </li></ul><ul><li>A Chair in Health Information 6 </li></ul><ul><li>What The Chair Will Fund 7 </li></ul><ul><li>The Impact of Your Support 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition Opportunities 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Appendices 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Profile: Dr. Gunther Eysenbach </li></ul><ul><li>The Centre for Global e-Health Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>University Health Network Board of Trustees 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors 12 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Executive Summary <ul><li>University Health Network, comprising Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, is one of the largest hospital networks in Canada and a world leader in hospital-based medical research. Our continuous improvements and excellence in research combines with our exemplary delivery of patient care to provide a continuum of health care that is unmatched in Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving global impact is the vision of University Health Network. In continuing to strive towards this aim, UHN’s partner Foundations – Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and The Arthritis & Autoimmunity Research Centre Foundation – are embarking on a $400 million campaign. Together We Make Life Better is one of the largest fundraising campaigns ever undertaken by a Canadian hospital. </li></ul><ul><li>One significant priority of our hospitals is research into the field of electronic health informatics – or “e-health”. With the explosion of new communications technology, the internet and the plethora of information now available to the public, University Health Network is taking a leadership role in harnessing this new potential to deliver the best possible care for our patients – as well as to improve the health of people across the globe . </li></ul>University Health Network draws on the combined expertise of our three leading hospitals to make success stories happen every day.
  4. 4. Executive Summary (continued) <ul><li>The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation – a joint partnership between University Health Network and the University of Toronto – has a mission to promote the introduction of innovative technology to enhance the relationship between the public and health system worldwide. A major focus of the Centre is the analysis and evaluation of news ways of using information and communications technologies in the health sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Since its creation, the Centre has experienced rapid growth, however, it has only been able to secure core funding to meet the most basic needs of its operations. To secure scientific leadership, we are requesting your consideration of a gift of $3 million to create a Chair in Health Information. </li></ul><ul><li>Your gift will enable the Chairholder to pursue new innovative research initiatives to maximize the use of technology to help people achieve the highest level of health regardless of who they are or where they live. </li></ul><ul><li>Together we make life better. </li></ul>The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation is a joint partnership between University Health Network and the University of Toronto.
  5. 5. The Need <ul><li>The Internet is redefining the way in which patients and clinicians learn, think and communicate with each other. It is also promoting a disorderly explosion of information, creating confusion and putting pressure on the healthcare system. The Internet could enhance the patient-clinician relationship by providing services and activities designed to meet patients’ informational, emotional, physical, social and practical needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Gunther Eysenbach is a senior scientist in the Centre For e-Health who has earned an international reputation for his work in the field of medical informatics and public health, in particular “cybermedicine” (Internet and Medicine) and consumer health informatics, including computer interventions for health promotion, patient education, health and informed decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Much of Dr. Eysenbach’s past and current research has focused on the impact of electronic information and communication via the Internet on health care consumers and patients. His recent research has, for example, addressed questions around the quality of health information on the web or how consumers search for and appraise health information on the world wide web. </li></ul>Before formulating policies we first must understand what consumers are dealing with and how they are navigating through the “information jungle”.
  6. 6. A Chair in Health Information <ul><li>The creation of a Chair in Health Information would secure Dr. Eysenbach’s position at UHN by providing him with the research staff to effectively advance this critical area of health informatics. </li></ul><ul><li>His research will explore both potential benefits and challenges of electronic health information, and he will be able to develop systems which aim to push the balance towards the good. Among the benefits are an informed consumer, enhanced access to health care services, opportunities for public health and health promotion, and gathering data through the Internet. Among the challenges are changing expectations, quality issues, access and equity issues. </li></ul><ul><li>This research is motivated by the overarching goal to generate evidence which informs the development of policies as well as educational and technological innovations to guide consumers to trustworthy health information, help them in decision-making, and provide emotional and social support for patients and their families facilitated through information and communication technologies. Additionally, Dr. Eysenbach’s research will enhance the understanding of how health information should be conveyed to consumers, and how the Internet and technology can be used to address major public health issues such as obesity. </li></ul>“ Through eHealth Innovation we want to help transform the health system into a good companion for people, worldwide.” Alex R. Jadad, MD, DPhil, FRCPC Director, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at University Health Network; Canadian Research Chair in eHealth
  7. 7. What The Chair Will Fund <ul><li>Chair in Health Information </li></ul><ul><li>$3 Million (endowed) </li></ul>Generates approximately $150,000/year* Salary Support and a portion of operating support for the Chairholder Support for a Programmer, Informatics technologist or Usability Specialist * Based on an investment return rate of 5%
  8. 8. The Impact of Your Support <ul><li>The creation of the Chair in Health Information will ultimately improve global health by evaluating the impact that new media has on consumer as well as harnessing this technology effectively. Tremendous potential benefits are reflected in the following examples: </li></ul><ul><li>• Health consumers will become progressively more comfortable with the electronic transfer of information between them and healthcare professionals and organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>• Patients will be increasingly responsible for their own health and health care decision-making. </li></ul><ul><li>• The quality of care for hospital stays will increase; length of admissions as well as their number and frequency will decrease. </li></ul><ul><li>• There will be an improvement in the continuity of care. </li></ul><ul><li>• Effective privacy and data protection will be established. </li></ul><ul><li>• The physician-patient relationship will be strengthened, particularly in how information flows in both directions. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Your support will play a significant role in bringing about these improvements. </li></ul>A Chair in Health Information will have tremendous benefit to the overall health of consumers.
  9. 9. Recognition Opportunities <ul><li>An endowed Chair is the highest honour in academic life and it provides donor recognition in perpetuity: </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition on the central donor walls located at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition in the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>All letterhead, communication and discoveries will reflect the Chair name. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Annual personalized stewardship reports, providing an overview regarding areas which funding has supported and the benefit the Chair has derived; </li></ul><ul><li>A special invitation to a private reception organized to showcase the gift and thank the donor. </li></ul><ul><li>We would develop this recognition package in consultation with you in order to incorporate your wishes. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for allowing us to present this proposal. </li></ul>Our Foundation is committed to excellence in our stewardship practices.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Appendices </li></ul>
  11. 11. Profile: Dr. Gunther Eysenbach Gunther Eysenbach, MD (Freiburg) MPH (Harvard), is Senior Scientist at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the Toronto Research Institute/Toronto General Hospital and Division of Medical Decision Making and Health Care Research. He also holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor at the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He studied medicine in Munich and Freiburg in Germany, and obtained a Master in Public Health from Harvard University. Dr Eysenbach is recognized by many as one of the leading researchers in the field of eHealth and Internet & Medicine. Dr. Eysenbach has authored more than 120 publications, including almost 40 book-chapters as well as several pioneer studies and comments on cybermedicine, e-health and Consumer health informatics, published in respected international journals such as JAMA, BMJ, and the Lancet. He founded and headed the first research group on cybermedicine and eHealth worldwide at the University of Heidelberg between 1999 and 2001, where his main research interest was consumer health informatics, and came to Canada in March 2002. The research group at the Centre led by Dr. Eysenbach is pursuing projects from a wide area of disciplines including consumer health informatics, population health technology, usability of ehealth systems, electronic publishing, knowledge synthesis and knowledge transfer / knowledge translation. Dr Eysenbach has received numerous awards and distinctions. He has been called “one of the most productive researchers, editors, and publishers in the online health field.” (Ferguson Report's Distinguished Achievement Award) and in 2004 received the Janssen-Cilag Future Award, referred to as the German &quot;health care nobel prize&quot;.
  12. 12. The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation <ul><li>The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation was developed from the Program in eHealth Innovation, created in October 2000 as a joint initiative of University Health Network and the University of Toronto. These institutions realized that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are having a major impact on health, research and education, as well as offering tremendous opportunities for worldwide collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the Program’s first achievements was the successful application to the Canada Foundation for Innovation for funding to develop a research centre infrastructure on the 4 th Floor of the R Fraser Elliott Building, Toronto General Hospital, UHN. </li></ul><ul><li>With over 15,000 square feet of space located in the heart of Toronto’s health care, academic and commercial core, the Centre offers interested parties an opportunity to undertake usability studies, have solutions evaluated and to work directly with the multidisciplinary researchers who populate the Centre, to develop strategic business and development plans. </li></ul>
  13. 13. University Health Network Board of Trustees <ul><li>Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Anthony S. Fell, O. C. </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>RBC Capital Markets </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dyanne Affonso </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>University of Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>Geoffrey Beattie </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Woodbridge Co. Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Robert J. Birgeneau </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>University of Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>David A. Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario Securities Commission </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Carl Cardella </li></ul><ul><li>Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>University Health Network </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Tom R. Closson </li></ul><ul><li>President & CEO </li></ul><ul><li>University Health Network </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Dr. Wilfred Demajo President Medical Staff Association University Health Network Mary Ferguson-Paré Vice President Professional Affairs & Chief Nurse Executive University Health Network   Amy Go Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care   Laurie Hicks   Richard W. Ivey Chairman Livingston Group Inc.   John A. MacNaughton President & CEO CCP Investment Board   Eileen A. Mercier Vice Chair Workplace Safety & Insurance Board     John P. Mulvihill President & CEO Mulvihill Capital Management   Dr. C. David Naylor Dean Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto   Dr. Gerald O’leary Vice President Medical Staff Association University Health Network   Philip S. Orsino President & CEO Masonite International   Sandra Rotman   Jordan G. Sullivan Partner Greybrook Corporation
  14. 14. Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors <ul><li>Chair </li></ul><ul><li>David W . Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Annette Addison </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Everett Anstey </li></ul><ul><li>Chair, President & CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Microsystems </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Michael Baker </li></ul><ul><li>Physician-in-Chief, UHN </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dennis Bennie </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>XDL Capital Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>G.Raymond Chang ,C.A,C.F.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman, C.I. Mutual Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Management Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Closson </li></ul><ul><li>President & CEO, UHN </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Mary J. Connacher </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>George A. Cope </li></ul><ul><li>President & CEO, </li></ul><ul><li>Telus Mobility Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Bryce W. Douglas </li></ul><ul><li>R. Fraser Elliott, C.M, Q.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Stikeman Elliott </li></ul><ul><li>George Enns </li></ul><ul><li>Partner, Enns Partners Inc </li></ul><ul><li>Fraser M. Fell, C.M., Q.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Fasken Martineau DuMoulin </li></ul>  Jim Ginou Art Printing Company   Leo Goldhar First Professional Management Inc   David Goldstein Dr. J. Bernard Gosevitz Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Rogers Communications   Gerald Halbert, C.M.   Todd Halpern Tennys Hanson President & CEO Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Vice President & Chief Development Officer UHN   Tsun-Yan Hsieh Director, McKinsey & Company   Donald K. Johnson Vice-Chairman, Nesbitt Burns     Robert C. Krembil Chiefswood Investors Ltd.   James W. Leech Senior Vice President, Merchant Banking Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board Pamela Medjuck Mitchell Merowitz Senior Director, Corporate Affairs The Loyalty Group Ronald D. Munkley Vice Chairman, CIBC World Markets   Dr. Christopher Paige Vice-President, Research, UHN Ronald R. Buick Chair in Cancer Research   H. Keith Patterson Partner, Deloitte & Touche   Dr. Richard K. Reznck Vice-President, Education UHN Dr. A. Keith Stewart Director, Toronto General Research Institute Scott/Whitmore Chair in Haematology and Gene Therapy Research   Dr. Bryce Taylor Surgeon-in-Chief, UHN James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery   Dr. Peter St. George -Hyslop Director, Toronto Western Research Institute   John F. T. Warren Borden Ladner Gervais LLP   Dr. John R. Wright President & CEO Toronto Medical Laboratories Vice President, Medical Affairs, UHN
  15. 15. Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation R. Fraser Elliott Building, 5th floor, 5S-801 190 Elizabeth St. Toronto, ON M5G 2C4 Email: Tel: (416) 340-3935, Fax: (416) 340-4864 Toll free donation hotline 1-877-846-4483 (UHN-GIVE)