“Many adverse events in hospital are underrecognized and poorly captured by existing data – You can’t improve what you can’t measure. Support from the PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship will allow me to study whether artificial intelligence methods applied to routinely collected hospital data enhance our ability to detect adverse events.
As a starting point, we are focusing on hospital-acquired delirium, a feared complication of hospitalization that increases mortality rates and leaves many patients with long-term functional and cognitive impairment. Delirium likely affects about 20% of hospitalized medical patients but current data misses about 4/5 cases. We are applying artificial intelligence methods to hospital data from the GEMINI platform to see if we can improve the identification of delirium.” – Dr. Fahad Razak
2021 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship
PSI Foundation is delighted to announce Dr. Fahad Razak of St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto/University of Toronto as the 2021 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellow.
About Dr. Fahad Razak (University of Toronto/St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto)
Dr. Razak co-leads Ontario Health’s General Medicine Quality Improvement Network (GeMQIN), which focuses on improving the care of hospitalized medical patients. He is the co-founder and co-lead of GEMINI, a big data network across more than 30 large Ontario Hospitals that extracts data generated as part of routine medical care and uses this data for research and quality improvement (https://www.geminimedicine.ca/). GEMINI is the largest hospital data research network in Canada. The team is deeply committed to harnessing the potential of existing data to inform the work of front-line physicians and hospital leadership. Knowledge translation is at the heart of GEMINI’s mission.
Dr. Razak completed an engineering degree, medical school, and internal medicine training at the University of Toronto. His research training was an MSc in Health Research Methods from McMaster University, and the David E Bell Fellowship at Harvard University where he focused on developing methods to understand variability in health measures. He is a staff general internist at St Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He is the inaugural Provincial Lead, Quality Improvement in General Internal Medicine for Ontario Health.
About PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship
Knowledge translation research aims at transitioning research discoveries to the real world to improve health outcomes.
This prestigious fellowship – valued at $300,000 for over three years – helps protect a new, promising clinician’s research time, allowing the Fellow to undertake high-impact translational research.