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6/27/2012 6:00 PM

​​A new resource to support healthcare renewal, transformation and innovation


As health system policy makers and stakeholders in settings across Canada work to transform healthcare, they need reliable, accessible evidence on healthcare financing, governance and sustainability. The Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal Portal (EIHR Portal) is a single window into a continuously updated collection of reliable evidence that can guide healthcare leaders in their timely pursuit of health system renewal, transformation and innovation.

As a contributing partner in the EIHR Portal, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute is pleased to announce the launch of this new resource for policy makers and stakeholders for healthcare renewal evidence. 

What is the EIHR Portal?

The EIHR Portal is a gateway within the McMaster Health Forum’s Health Systems Evidence to important policy contributions on healthcare renewal in Canada. A wide range of evidence is easily searchable and accessible.  It contains 24 types of documents, including jurisdictional reviews, stakeholder position papers, toolkits and intergovernmental communiqués.  The documents address priority areas identified by federal, provincial and territorial governments, such as primary healthcare, patient safety, health human resources and performance indicators (e.g., timely access).

Who contributes the evidence contained in the EIHR Portal?

The EIHR Portal, an initiative of the Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal Roundtable, is managed through a collaboration between the McMaster Health Forum and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The following EIHR Roundtable organizations contribute documents and have provided financial support to make the EIHR Portal possible: 1) Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions; 2) Association of Canadian Academic Health Organizations; 3) Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 4) Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; 5) Canadian Healthcare Association; 6) Canadian Institute for Health Information; 7) Canadian Institutes of Health Research; 8) Canadian Nurses Association; 9) Canadian Patient Safety Institute; 10) Health Canada; 11)  Health Council of Canada; 12) Institute of Health Economics; 13) Manitoba Health; 14) Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services; 15) Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness; and 16) Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Documents and other resources contained in this Portal have been generated by and/or contributed by these organizations. The details for these documents within Health Systems Evidence are provided in English and French. All documents within the EIHR Portal undergo an independent review and must meet specific inclusion criteria. New content is continually being added.

How Can You Access the Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal Portal?

For free, unlimited access to the EIHR Portal, and to receive a monthly customized evidence service that will email you new evidence updates specific to your pre-defined areas of interest, visit and log in (or register if you haven’t already done so) then click on Canada’s Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal Portal.

For more information about the EIHR Portal, join us for a Webinar:

September 13, 2012

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST (English)      Register Now
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST (French)            Register Now

or contact: Jennifer Campbell, Senior Advisor, Knowledge Translation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research  / (613) 941-080