Improving the Uptake of Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

This project examines the barriers and potential challenges in implementing medical innovations and the possible preemptive measures that can be addressed early to increase the uptake of life-saving medical innovations. We consider the importance of appropriate, timely, and user-defined implementation techniques as a critical component of the successful uptake of medical innovations, and use the uptake of transcatheter valve replacement therapy (TAVR)–an alternative life-saving intervention for patients at risk for surgical complications–in Ontario Canada as the practical case study of the challenges and potential instructive opportunities to establish best practices for systematic and effective innovation uptake.

Students:

Dr. Abimbola Saka

MD, MBA

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital , Public Health Management Corporation
Project Lead , Case Manager

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok

PhD
Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator, Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Harindra Wijeysundera

MD, PhD

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Senior scientist

Laura Hartman

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Research Associate

Neil Fam

Toronto Heart Centre

Improving the Uptake of Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Dr. Abimbola Saka

MD, MBA

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital , Public Health Management Corporation
Project Lead , Case Manager

This project examines the barriers and potential challenges in implementing medical innovations and the possible preemptive measures that can be addressed early to increase the uptake of life-saving medical innovations. We consider the importance of appropriate, timely, and user-defined implementation techniques as a critical component of the successful uptake of medical innovations, and use the uptake of transcatheter valve replacement therapy (TAVR)–an alternative life-saving intervention for patients at risk for surgical complications–in Ontario Canada as the practical case study of the challenges and potential instructive opportunities to establish best practices for systematic and effective innovation uptake.

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok

PhD
Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator, Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Harindra Wijeysundera

MD, PhD

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Senior scientist

Laura Hartman

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Research Associate

Neil Fam

Toronto Heart Centre