Our innovative solutions reduce costs, inefficiencies and fit seamlessly into clinical workflows, improving clinical pathways and patient outcomes.
Who We Are
Think Research’s mission is to organize the world’s health knowledge so that everyone gets the best care. Since 2006, our knowledge-based tools have empowered clinicians at the point of care and across all sectors including: acute, primary and long-term care. Our healthcare technology solutions support the clinical decision making process, standardize care, and improve patient outcomes. Our solutions are deployed in over 1,000 facilities across Canada, the US and the EU, with millions of patients impacted annually.
What We Do
Our in-house team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurse practitioners consolidate the latest evidence-based research into actionable insights, and our developers make this available to frontline care providers via solutions that seamlessly integrate into existing clinical workflows. Our healthcare technology allows clinicians to focus their energy on what matters most — providing high quality care and improving patient outcomes.
How We Came To Be
The journey began with Dr. Chris O’Connor, a critical care physician in southwestern Ontario, when he tackled what first appeared to be a simple, local challenge: handwritten, unstructured text orders for ICU patients.
Chris recognized the fundamental challenge that clinicians faced: free text ordering was time consuming and error-prone. Evolving ordering processes into digital checklists (what would eventually be known as Order Sets) would improve efficiency, adoption of best practices, care quality and patient outcomes. Order Sets were a resounding success and Chris’ vision of a cloud-based collaborative platform for clinicians led to the founding of Think Research (under its former name of Open Source Order Sets) in 2006.
Today, with a growing network of clients, collaborators and partners, this principle of collaboration is supported by our entire suite of applications. Deployed in over 1,000 health care facilities across Canada, the US and around the world, our tools are transforming healthcare, one clinical support tool at a time.
Reduces Length of Stay and Readmissions
“When clinical decision support tools (Order Sets) were used at admission, there was a reduction of 0.96 days in the length of average hospital stay. Grey Bruce Health Network also reported a decrease in readmission rate, from 5.5% without Order Sets to 3.5% with Order Sets (for related diagnosis) – within one month.”
Andrea Rawn Evidenced-based Care Program Coordinator
A uniform approach to best practice guidelines
“For the past year, our team at Glen Hill Strathaven have had the great pleasure of working with the team from Think Research on an exciting new Clinical Support Tool for wound assessments: the Skin and Wound Care CST. This tool gives all nurses a uniform approach to best practice guidelines for wound assessment. We have seen its potential and have had favourable resident outcomes, by identifying the barriers to wound healing and supporting our staff with the information they need to provide the best possible care to our residents.”
Kathleen TrickeyWound Champion Nurse
CST has provided us with a thorough critical assessment leading to better analysis
“The Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Clinical Support Tool (CST) has provided us with a thorough critical assessment leading to better analysis for identifying contributing factors for behaviours. With the rollout of the CST, it brought the opportunity for further education of supporting validated assessment tools such as the CAM, MOCA, and MMSE.”
Shelley Vansevenant Interim Director of RAI, Rehab and Quality Improvement
The assessments provided by this CST are very helpful for keeping up-to-date with changing best practices
“Kensington Gardens Long Term Care recently implemented Think Research’s Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Clinical Support Tool (CST). The assessments provided by this CST are very helpful for keeping up-to-date with changing best practices. Working with Think Research has been a very positive experience. Think Research has listened to us and accommodated our needs given the size of our home and the number of registered staff. Helping us get set up in PointClickCare, their post-implementation support has also been very helpful.”
Anna Slawski Director of Resident Care
Our executive team is comprised of visionary leaders and changemakers who bring the vision of Think Research to life.
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