Policy studies seminar series - Health data reporting systems for this century-SJ

Event Date(s):
October 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Saint John
Saint John

Event Details:

Dr. Daniel Dutton & Dr. Dean Yergens, University of Calgary, will present “Health data reporting systems for this century.”

Access to timely, relevant and up to date information for clinicians and health system decision makers has long been held out as critical for improving health care system productivity, improving the value for money of services delivered, improving clinical decision making and ultimately patient outcomes. A large volume of data is routinely collected in health care systems and through surveys, but traditional labour intensive approaches for analyzing, understanding, and disseminating the information produced continue to be a limiting barrier.

Using the Canadian Community Health Survey as a case study, our presentation demonstrates how an automation approach to health information production through software applications improves the completeness and timeliness of analyzing health datasets. After conducting a software-enhanced literature review, the resultant knowledge was used as a basis to develop an automated approach that could perform the same level of analysis found in the peer-reviewed academic literature. The presentation will show how this approach brings traditionally trained analysts to a decision point faster than the traditional methods and how this approach results in cost-savings for organizations trying to generate knowledge from data.

Building: Oland Hall

Room Number: G31


Jennifer Moorcraft
1 506 447-3320