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Resource Optimization Network

A network of physicians, allied health professionals, health economists, and researchers dedicated to optimizing the use of healthcare resources while improving the quality of care provided to patients 

If your organization needs guidance on reducing spending, research & quality initiatives, knowledge translation, or cost analysis, we are the network for you.

Announcements

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Ms. Zahra Masoud recently released an article on Infection Disease Advisor, discussing our findings regarding the mortality rate of patients assessed using the Sepsis-3 vs. the SIRS. Click here to read more about it! 

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You may also read more about the clinical implications of our recent publication in a press release found on CHEST. 

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Dr. Kyeremanteng was recently appointed as an associate scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa     Hospital Research Institute. He is also a senior clinician investigator at the Institut du-savoir Montfort and an   assistant professor at the University of Ottawa. Click here to read more about this news.

About Us

Given our aging population and the gradually increasing healthcare costs, the sustainability of our healthcare system has become a growing concern. Based on analyses of healthcare expenditures, it has been estimated that 20% of all spending in the Canadian healthcare system occurs during the last year of life.  One of the major factors for this high cost is admission to the intensive care unit (ICU).  ICUs account for approximately 1% of GDP and 15% of total hospital costs. In order to sustain our healthcare system and maintain an acceptable quality of care and service provided to our patients in the future, it is important to reduce our current healthcare expenditures.

 

In order to reduce healthcare costs while maintaining (and improving) the quality of care provided to patients, we are forming the “Resource Optimization Network” (RON). RON will comprise experts from a variety of disciplines, we aim to improve the quality of care provided to patients while optimizing the use of resources and budget provided to the current healthcare system. The main objective of RON is to develop a variety of strategies to reduce overall healthcare costs without compromising the quality of care and establishing an online platform to provide evidence-based practices and care that is accessible to healthcare and allied health professionals.

RON's three main streams of research and practice are as follows:

1) Critical care;

2) Palliative care and end-of-life care; and

3) Human factors engineering.

 
 
 

The Team

 
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Founder, MD, MHA, FRCPC

Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

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MA, PhD

Pavel Andreev

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MD, Resident (Internal Medicine)

Dipayan Chaudhuri

Publications

 

Solving Healthcare

with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Solving Healthcare is a podcast series launched in September 2019 by the Resource Optimization Network. Led by Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, these podcasts will feature interviews and discussions on the topic of improving healthcare delivery in Canada. Underpinned by the values of cost-effectiveness, dignity, and justice, these podcasts will challenge the status quo, leaving no stone unturned as we explore gaps, assumptions, and different perspectives in the pursuit of finding solutions to problems in Canada’s healthcare system Note, views expressed belong to the host only.

Intro to Podcasts

 

Ongoing Projects

 

Outcomes & costs of long-term care patients admitted to ICU

Impact of frailty on ICU outcomes

Cost awareness of ICU-related interventions

High resource users in ICU: Population-based study

Get In Touch

501 Smyth Rd. Ottawa ON K1H8L6

Resourceoptnet@gmail.com  |  Tel: 123-456-7890

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