Health Systems Knowledge & Evaluation

Research & Innovation

Health Systems Knowledge and Evaluation (HSKE) is a provincial team of experienced professionals who promote organizational learning and continuous improvement by enabling evidence-informed decision-making for programs and services to contribute to Alberta Health Services (AHS) as a high-quality learning health system.

HSKE expertise can be grouped into three overarching Core Services:

  • Evidence Gathering, Analysis, and Synthesis
  • Evaluation Services
  • Knowledge Sharing and Education

We are dedicated to improving health outcomes and the sustainability of the health system through the systematic generation of high-quality evidence.

Through collaboration, we listen, ask questions, and facilitate decision-making.

HSKE works with AHS leaders, clinicians, other researchers, program managers, frontline staff, and external partners at the local, zonal, provincial, and national levels to provide and share evidence that improves clinical workforce utilization, professional practice and the provision of quality patient care. We provide some services on a cost-recovery basis to ensure the sustainability of this specialized team and maintain capacity to meet demand, while ensuring that project stakeholders pay only for what their project requires.

Our Approach

Our practice is guided by the following principles:

  • We collaborate with you throughout the project to ensure that the process is relevant and timely. We believe collaboration is key to success.
  • We apply nationally recognized evidence gathering, research and evaluation, and education competencies and standards to our work to protect the integrity and reliability of results.
  • We help you understand the evidence generation and evaluation process and build capacity for evidence-informed decision-making.
  • We are committed to the highest ethical standard at all stages of the research and evaluation process. Ethical oversight is essential to reduce risk and protect all participants.

Our Team

Our team includes Senior Consultants who provide oversight, leadership, and quality assurance for all projects. Our Consultants, Coordinators, and Project Assistants carry out the work based on their expertise and scope. In any cost-recovery evaluation project we ensure that evaluation funds are used in a cost-effective manner.

Our team has a wealth of experience and expertise, with advanced degrees in the following areas:

  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Neurobiology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Health Research
  • Public Administration and Organizational Sciences

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Our Locations

Seventh Street Plaza
10th floor, South Tower
10030 107 Street
Edmonton, T5J 3E4

Southport Park IV, Southport Tower
10301 Southport Lane SW
Calgary, T2W 1S7