March 6, 2020
The Canadian Institutes of Research (CIHR) Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for doctoral and post-doctoral fellows studying fields related to health services to apply their research and analytical talents to critical challenges in the health care system outside of the traditional academic setting.
In September 2019 a CIHR HSI fellowship was awarded to Dr. Matheus Wiest to work with academic partner University Health Network and community partner ONF under the supervision of KITE (TRI) Senior Scientist, Dr. Cathy Craven and ONF CEO, Kent Bassett-Spiers.Dr. Wiest’s project aims to develop a continuing education model to improve the capacity of rehabilitation service providers through peer-to-peer learning to optimize care integration. Using the ECHO model as a blueprint through the course of his work, Dr. Wiest will build this framework to address gaps in SCI rehabilitation practice as an asset to the Spinal Cord Injury Implementation and Evaluative Quality Care Consortium which seeks to implement best practices based on key performance indicators of quality rehabilitative care for SCI.
Learn more about this project in our upcoming issue of NeuroMatters!