Attendees from all over North America came together at the 4th Annual Data Analytics for Healthcare Summit to discuss, debate and demonstrate their perspectives and points of view. Leading experts shared case studies from St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Sienna Living and South East LHIN and heard from the public sector, like eHealth Saskatchewan and Alberta Health. A special international presentation was delivered by University Medical Center Groningen from the Netherlands. Some of the key topics of discussion were:
Thank you for being a part of it. We look forward to seeing you in 2016 when we will continue the conversation with the latest developments in this fast-moving field.
Stanley Y. Shaw, M.D. Ph.D. is Co-Director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH; Boston, MA). CATCH seeks to better assess human wellness and disease through new phenotypes (measurable traits), especially those related to environment and behavior. Phenotypes that can be measured in a more continuous manner, and in the context of people’s daily lives, will enable new models of clinical care and research in which individuals play a central role. Dr. Shaw recently led the development of GlucoSuccess, an app for type 2 diabetes patients, as one of the first apps developed using Apple’s ResearchKit.
He is a Principal Investigator in the MGH Center for Systems Biology, an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He is a practicing cardiologist in the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Michelle Joyner is Director, Strategic Planning and Quality at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, where she is responsible for driving the implementation of the strategic plan across the organization as well as continuous quality improvement and patient safety.
Ms. Joyner has expertise in developing and implementing evidence based organizational wide strategies including the Patient Flow strategy and more recently has worked closely with the board, executive, clinical programs, patients and their caregivers to shift the culture at St. Joseph's to one that is more patient and family centered. Ms. Joyner recently completed the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement EXTRA/FORCES fellowship program where her intervention project focused on further enhancing the patient voice at the program level by utilizing an evidence based approach to recruit, orient and engage patients and families as partners in care on quality teams.
Erik van der Velde is a senior Healthcare BI/DG consultant/program manager with a wide range of experience in healthcare. He currently leads a Data Governance program at the University Medical Center Groningen, one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands. During his career, he initiated and supported several BI programs in all domains of a Hospital environment dealing with existing “data drama”. Now he explores the different areas of Data Governance to get this data “in control”. He is a member of the executive committee of “All about data”, a bi-annual educational congress dedicated to professional’s working on data in healthcare organizations held in the Netherlands.
Trevor has nearly two decades of healthcare informatics and analytics development experience. In his current role at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Emergency Program, Trevor leads the development and implementation of informatics and analytics tools for use in healthcare quality and performance improvement initiatives. He is also Assistant Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Manitoba, where he participates on clinical and operations research projects and lectures on topics relating to data science, informatics, and quality improvement.
In addition to achieving Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Trevor has certifications in both Lean and Six Sigma. Trevor has been involved in the successful commercialization of health informatics technology, including an Emergency Medical Services data system launched in cooperation with the University of Alberta and other commercial partners.
Trevor has co-authored three book chapters and numerous articles on healthcare topics, and is author of the book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement published by John Wiley & Sons. You can read numerous healthcare analytics articles, download additional resources, and learn more about Trevor`s book on his blog.
Gail has been a certified member of the Canadian College of Health Information Management since 1982. She is also been a certified member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders since 1999. Gail has an extensive background in developing and applying the principles of privacy and security of patient records; the collection, dissemination and quality of health information; and work experiences regarding the transition to the Electronic Health Record. Gail sits on many National and Provincial committees and has published and presented both nationally and internationally on these subjects.
Gail became the Chief Executive Officer and Registrar for the Canadian Health Information Management Association in March of 2001. In this role she works with the CHIMA Board of Directors, CHIMA members and external stakeholders to ensure the quality of Health Information submitted to numerous Provincial and National databases, polices and position statements for the privacy of patient information, and the development of a sound e-HIM strategy to ensure the successful transition of records management principles from the paper to the Electronic Health Record in Canada.
Mark J. Poznansky has been at President and CEO of OGI since 2010. His role at OGI draws on his substantive experience in the life sciences and in running institutes and businesses, as well as his knowledge of government affairs and business development.
Previously he ran his own consultancy group offering a range of services including program reviews, strategic planning, change management and leadership training to clients in government, hospitals, universities and the private sector.
While President and Scientific Director of Robarts Research Institute (London, Ontario), from 1993 to 2007, the institute increased its staff from 100 to over 600, increased its annual research funding from $10 million to over $40 million, and developed a reputation for business development spinning out seven different companies, including Viron Therapeutics, where Dr. Poznansky served as President and CEO.
He also served on the Merck USA Scientific Advisory Leadership Team for three years and was Associate Dean of Medicine for Research at the University of Alberta from 1984 to 1993. He has held faculty positions at University of Western Ontario, University of Alberta and was a lecturer at Harvard University.
Dr. Poznansky has published over 80 research papers. He served as Chair of Let’s Talk Science, until recently served as Chief Science Advisor to the CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and was a board member of the Innovation Institute of Ontario. He was a founding member and past chair of the Council for Health Research in Canada, and also chaired the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund and MDS Capital Corp. He has also served as a member of numerous science-related committees including the Science Advisory Committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Medical Research Council of Canada Grants panel. Dr. Poznansky was made a member of the Order of Ontario in 2004 and the Order of Canada in 2005. Earning his bachelor’s degree and PhD at McGill University, Dr. Poznansky completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School.
Kathleen Morris is the vice president of Research and Analysis. She provides leadership for an integrated program of health services and population health initiatives, including indicator development, web-based performance reporting and analytical reports. She also has responsibility for the data standards and quality analysis that underpin CIHI’s work. Ms. Morris initially worked with CIHI as a consultant for major database renewal and e-strategy development and implementation. In 2009, she joined CIHI as an employee, and she most recently held the position of director of Health System Analysis and Emerging Issues.
Prior to joining CIHI, Ms. Morris led strategic and operational projects for hospitals, health regions and governments across the country. She has considerable experience as a volunteer board member. She has an MBA from Queen’s University and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Alyssa Daku is a strategy and risk leader with significant experience in the health sector and other areas of government as it relates to corporate strategy, risk management, compliance and analytics. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a major in Public Policy from the University of Regina and is a certified Information Privacy Professional. In her current role as the Vice President of Strategy, Quality and Risk Management at eHealth Saskatchewan, Alyssa oversees enterprise risk management (including Privacy, Security and Patient Safety), corporate strategic services, legal and policy, information governance, analytics, and the delivery of Health Registry services including Vital Statistics and Health Coverage.
Alyssa is passionate about helping others and actively involved in her community. Presently she sits on the Board for Sofia House in Regina which is a second stage housing program for victims of domestic violence.