Ontario Health (Quality Division) has a legislated mandate to make evidence-based recommendations to the Minister of Health on which health care services and devices should be publicly funded. After careful deliberation, the Ontario Genetics Advisory Committee (OGAC) advises on which genetic and genomic services and devices should be publicly funded. OGAC is a standing sub-committee of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee.
The Provincial Genetics Advisory Committee provides strong system-level clinical, scientific and service delivery advice and leadership to Ontario Health on the development and implementation of a comprehensive genetics program in Ontario.
In collaboration with Ontario Health (Quality Division), we advise on systematic evidence reviews and health technology assessments related to emerging prenatal screening targets and technologies. Working closely with Prenatal Screening Ontario, we provide guidance on optimizing the quality of the prenatal screening system of care.
The Medical Genome Initiative aims to expand access to high-quality clinical whole genome sequencing (WGS) for the diagnosis of genetic diseases, through the publication of common laboratory and clinical best practices.
As part of SickKids’ Strategic Plan, the Precision Child Health Initiative will mobilize innovative research and clinical infrastructure to enable timely and effective implementation of precision diagnostics, devices, and therapeutics.
Technology Assessment at SickKids (TASK) was created in 2007 in response to the growing interest in Health Technology Assessment at SickKids. The technical reports produced by TASK assist decision-makers around the globe in making challenging allocation decisions regarding investments in health care technologies.
Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation
Course Co-Director: Applied Health Services Research Methods (HAD6770) provides a forum for doctoral students to explore health services research study designs and research methods, and to apply them in the preparation of a health services research project.