Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

Patient-oriented research, the cornerstone of evidence-informed health care, refers to a continuum of research, from initial studies in humans to comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, and the integration of this research into the health care system and clinical practice.

The goal of patient-oriented research is to better ensure the translation of innovative, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point-of-care, as well as to help the health system in Manitoba meet the challenge of delivering high quality, cost-effective health care. It involves ensuring that the right patient receives the right clinical intervention at the right time, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.

The Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) Unit project has been initiated by the Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC) in association with the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), to plan and execute the creation of a patient oriented research platform, a SUPPORT Unit, for Manitoba within the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation.