Think Research’s mission is to organize the world’s
health knowledge so that everyone gets the best care.
Who We Are
Since 2006, our knowledge-based tools have empowered clinicians around the world and across all sectors of care: acute, primary and long term. Our solutions standardize the clinical decision making process at the point of care and are deployed in over 1,000 facilities in Canada, the US and the EU, with millions of patients impacted annually.
What We Do
When developing our tools, in-house clinicians and developers, who leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, work side by side. Our 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. These solutions reduce cost, inefficiencies and fit seamlessly into clinical workflows, allowing clinicians to focus their energy on what matters most — providing high quality care and improving the lives of patients.
Our 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.