EIHR (Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal) Portal – An Orientation

Held September 25, 2014



If you are a healthcare policy analyst, decision maker or leader interested in connecting evidence to practice and policy, then this session is for you. Join us as we provide an orientation to the Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) Portal. The EIHR Portal, an initiative of the Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) Roundtable, is managed through a collaboration between the McMaster Health Forum, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Portal is a continuously updated repository of policy-relevant documents that address renewing, reforming or strengthening governance, financial and delivery arrangements within health systems in Canada. It contains 25 types of documents, including jurisdictional reviews, stakeholder position papers, and intergovernmental communiqués. The documents address priority areas, as identified by Canadian federal, provincial and territorial governments, such as primary healthcare, patient safety, health human resources and performance indicators (e.g., timely access).

The EIHR Portal is integrated within Health Systems Evidence, the world's most comprehensive, free access point for evidence to support policymakers, stakeholders and researchers interested in how to strengthen or reform health systems or in how to get cost-effective programs, services and drugs to those who need them. Join the jointly sponsored CIHR-CFHI policy-maker rounds as we introduce the EIHR portal using a case-based approach that is highly relevant for policy analysts, decision makers and others wanting to create sustainable, evidence-informed improvement in healthcare in Canada. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a practical, hands-on appreciation of and orientation to the EIHR Portal: What is the Portal? How do you access and search it? How can you sign up to receive monthly updates about new documents added to the EIHR Portal?
  • Participate in a case-based training webinar that highlights the range and types of evidence sources available to support healthcare renewal


John Lavis imageJohn Lavis, MD, MSc, PhD

Director of the McMaster Health Forum, Associate Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Associate Member of the Department of Political Science at McMaster University


Robyn TamblynRobyn Tamblyn, BSCN, MSc, PhD

Scientific Director, Institute Health Services and Policy Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health McGill University




Stephen SamisStephen Samis, Vice-President, Programs, CFHI

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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 Healthcare Organizations; 3) Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 4) Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement; 5) Canadian Healthcare Association; 6) Canadian Institute for Health Information; 7) Canadian Institutes of Health Research; 8) Canadian Medical Association; 9) Canadian Nurses Association; 10) Canadian Patient Safety Institute; 11) Health Canada; 12) Health Council of Canada; 13) Institute of Health Economics; 14) Manitoba Health; 15) Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; 16)Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research; 17) Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services; 18) Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness; and 19) Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.