To achieve our vision of A Healthier World, UHN will focus on five Strategic Priorities. By consulting patients, families, TeamUHN, funders and partners, we developed the priorities that will take us from Canada’s leading academic health sciences centre to the place where tomorrow’s care is truly invented today.
Inspire, invent and deliver tomorrow’s care
Empower and invest in a diverse TeamUHN
Drive the convergence of care, research and education
Unleash the power of technology and innovation
Elevate Canada as a world destination for commercialization and discovery
We are the place where
tomorrow’s care is invented today.
People rely on UHN to address local care needs while delivering specialized services to all Canadians and those around the world. We have the breadth and depth of world-class expertise to shape a new era of care.
From 2019-23, we will partner with patients, communities, and industry to
design a care journey fortified by transitions that are seamless, high quality and safe. We will focus on advancing models of compassionate care that connect pre-acute, acute and post-acute care experiences. We
will lead the integration of physical and mental health to establish new standards of care, as health and well-being require both.
We strive for a world where the
best and brightest are empowered to strive for excellence in all they do.
UHN is the renowned because of its people. There is no success without the contributions of our staff, physicians, researchers, learners and volunteers. We owe it to every single person on TeamUHN to be their champions.
From 2019-23, we willwork to deliver a best-in-class work experience for all those on TeamUHN. We will maximize the advantages of our location in Toronto and Canada – places that boast a wealth of diversity – and
build a diverse, healthy and aligned culture. Ultimately, we will be a place where people’s careers are made.
bring together care, research and education for the betterment of all.
From 2019-23, we will
develop new models of collaboration to accelerate the translation of research into clinical practice. Further, we will
harness the collective power of Canada’s academic health sciences ecosystem. This will lead to new roles and disciplines in the health sciences, allowing us to make care better and more efficient. New treatments will reach patients faster than ever before and we will contribute to research and education for every person we care for.
We unite the
finest in science and medicine with technology to produce the remarkable.
Healthcare is on the cusp of a seismic shift largely driven by technology. Our goal is to challenge today’s fragmented system by putting consumer-friendly apps and tools in the hands of patients, families and providers. Together, we can ensure better experiences, outcomes and efficiencies.
From 2019-23, we will
enable patients, families and TeamUHN through digital platforms and data while safeguarding privacy. This includes delivering a new Health Information System to reimagine the way we care for patients and learn from them. We will
transform our healthcare system through consumer-centric innovation and emerging technologies. In our connected future, technology will support outstanding experiences in every interaction.
Canada already punches above its weight in scientific output — now is the time for it to do so commercially.
Our starting point is Toronto, a city poised to become the
partner of choice for public-private collaboration in the health sciences field. UHN will make this a reality with our partners across the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network and beyond.
From 2019-23, UHN will help strengthen the health sciences ecosystem by achieving a disproportionate share of investment in research and development. We will
build and strengthen partnerships with peers, innovators and industry leaders both locally and internationally. By doing so, we will diversify our economy, help create high-quality jobs and become an international hub for producing world-firsts with tangible societal benefits.