What if citizens were really at the heart of the health care system?
To support health research and clinical practice by developing socio-technological approaches and training the next generation.
To contribute to the building of an efficient, fair and citizen-centred learning health system
Dr. Jean-François Ethier and Professor Luc Lavoie founded the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics (GRIIS) in 2014. Since then, we have given top priority to issues about access to health data for health care delivery and research.
Our team of researchers, students and professionals adopts scientific, informational, medical, legal, ethical and philosophical perspectives.
We propose novel ways of thinking and solutions that unify health care, research and knowledge transfer.
We train the next generation by offering internships, research projects and courses at all academic levels.
These questions keep us awake at night. . .
How to promote quality improvement and diffusion of innovation in health?
How to seamlessly integrate best practices in health care processes?
What active roles can patients and families play in all aspects of health care?
How can health care experiences lead to new knowledge in their own right?
The Quebec Support Unit of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research is made possible through a grant by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with the support of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and of the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Santé (FRQS) via CIHR’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) initiative.
The GRIIS benefits from research and teaching facilities belonging to the Université de Sherbrooke.
The GRIIS is part of an extensive collaboration and partnership network in health informatics and health data access, for both research and development.