Ornge's research group is focused on developing new insight and innovation in the field of air medical and land critical care patient transports. The group includes experts in patient care, education, information technology, aviation and safety. It builds on the existing strengths for research and innovative thinking within Ornge, and provides expertise to internal and external stakeholders in the transport medicine industry. The group has a track record of peer-reviewed publications, grants, and collaborations with many partners.
The group's main area of research include development and implementation of decision support applications to improve time-critical decision-making in air medical dispatch, optimization of resource utilization, identification and root cause analysis of critical events in patient transport, evidence-based benchmarking of patient care and education on clinical performance.
Ornge works with partners across the medical community to carry out unique and forward-thinking research projects. Partners include the Centre for Medical Transport Research, The Critical Care Transport CORE group, Cornell University's School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Members of the Ornge research group also supervise graduate and post-graduate trainees in medicine, science and engineering who carry out research in pre-hospital care and transport medicine as part of their advanced training or graduate degrees.