Agenda

December 4, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chair
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote Address – Cedars-Sinai Health System
    How the Largest US Western Hospital is Leveraging Digital Data to Enhance Healthcare
    Brennan Spiegel
    MD, MSHS, Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Health System

    New technological innovations continue to provide exciting new methods of delivering care and monitoring patients. Harness the insight potential of the latest healthcare technology to enhance your patient outcomes. Create a roadmap to:

    • Adapt new measurement methods into your processes
    • Improve your healthcare performance through the new types of data available
    • Anticipate your future needs to ensure optimized outcomes

    Embrace the latest technological trends and their impact on your processes.

  • 9:30 AM
    Case Study – Alberta Health Services
    Empowering Organizational Analytics Use to Improve Your Delivery of Care
    Stafford Dean
    Senior Program Officer – Analytics, Alberta Health Services

    Alberta Health Services merged with 12 organizations of varying cultures and levels of maturity in data, measurement and reporting. Manage any point of your data analytics evolution with AHS’s insights to amplify your decision-making potential. Develop a blueprint to:

    • Form continuous outcome improvement processes to transform your performance
    • Ensure your analytics are supportive of your strategy to enhance decision-making
    • Engineer a scalable foundation to maximize ROI

    Develop your plan of action to drive your organization’s analytics growth.

  • 10:00 AM
    Industry Expert – AI
    Employing Cognitive Computing and AI to Enhance Decision-making

    The healthcare industry is often “swimming” in large data sets, yet there is a limit to the processing capabilities in organizations. Integrate cognitive computing and artificial intelligence to increase your analytics capabilities. Gain insight on how to:

    • Support clinical decision making with artificial intelligence
    • Parse disparate data and coordinate care
    • Improve information sharing and patient outcomes

    Maximize your data insights through cognitive computing and AI.

  • 10:30 AM
    Morning Break
  • Organizational Foundations
    • 11:00 AM
      Case Study – Analytic Tools
      How To Improve Your Healthcare Outcomes With Key Analytic Tools
      Dr. Ayse Bener Ph.D.
      Affiliated Scientist, Affiliated Scientist
      Full Professor, Ryerson University
      Director, Data Science Laboratory, Ryerson University

      No matter where an organization is on their analytics journey, mastering the fundamentals is pivotal. Ensure you excel in the essentials to produce process improvements. Walk away with an action plan to:

      • Enhance your decision-making capabilities with data analysis
      • Apply a variety of targeted tools to improve your ROI
      • Visualize data to improve your communication with stakeholders

      Master the core concepts in healthcare analytics to improve patient outcomes.

    • 11:30 AM
      Case Study – Foundation Building
      Building an Analytics Infrastructure to Enhance Your Data Into Improved Performance
      Altaf Kassam
      Director, Health Information, Performance Measurements & Analytics, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

      Each healthcare organization is at a different point in its analytics journey. Map your own organization’s analytic processes. Acquire the knowledge to:

      • Utilize your past data sets to gain impactful new insights
      • Pinpoint current inefficiencies to maximize your ROI
      • Acquire your organizational buy in through quantifiable results

      Transform your service through augmented analysis processes to improve patient outcomes.

    Analytic Insights
    • 11:00 AM
      Case Study – Predictive Analytics
      Maximize the Capabilities of Predictive Analytics to Increase Your Delivery Preparedness
      Simon Tavasoli
      Senior Business Analytics Lead, Cancer Care Ontario

      Predictive analytics offer a means to anticipate critical risks and act in a preventative manner. Anticipate your patients’ needs to treat them proactively. Develop a blueprint to:

      • Import and analyze data immediately
      • Reduce unnecessary intensive care admissions
      • Prepare for incidents before they occur

      Apply predictive analytics to your process to ensure proactive rather than reactive strategies.

    • 11:30 AM
      Case Study – Data Discovery and Near Real-time Analytics
      Leveraging Data Integration and Discovery to Improve Healthcare Outcomes
      Ladan Dadgar Ph.D.
      Director, Decision Support and Business Intelligence, The Hospital for Sick Children

      Disparate, non-integrated and dated data creates limited visibility into any decision making process. Amplify your integration and timeliness to improve healthcare outcomes. Source best practices to:

      • Improve your decision making processes with integrated and timely data
      • Enhance your gap analysis with multi-criteria analysis
      • Empower your end-users/stakeholders with access to readily available data

      Integrate your synchronized and timely data into insights to improve your delivery of care.

  • 12:00 PM
    Networking Lunch

    Join the conference speakers and your peers for a relaxing lunch.

  • 1:00 PM
    Panel Discussion – Looking Into the Crystal Ball
    Forecasting the Analytics Landscape to Anticipate Your Future Patient Requirements
    Shirley Fenton
    Vice President and Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics Canada
    Eric Sutherland
    Director, Information Management Strategy and Policy, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    Dr. Michael C. Wolfson B.Sc., Ph.D.,
    Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
    Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
    Former Assistant Chief Statistician, Analysis and Development, Statistics Canada
    Stafford Dean
    Senior Program Officer – Analytics, Alberta Health Services

    Step outside the “bubble” of your current program and look at the trends set to shape your future data and analytic needs. Acquire fresh insight on the technology and process trends that will innovate your data capabilities. Create a roadmap to:

    • Source new technology inspiration to increase your ROI
    • Adapt your current processes to remain agile in response to patient needs
    • Inspire new research on data and analytic approaches that might work for you

    Gain cutting edge solutions to your future data and analytics needs.

  • Organizational Foundations
    • 1:45 PM
      Case Study – CAMH
      Establishing a Flexible Analytics Program to Enhance Your Services
      Rebecca Comrie
      Director, Reporting & Analytics, Clinical Programs, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

      The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is overhauling its processes in an effort to close the analytics gap in mental health care. Structure your analytics program to accommodate a myriad of health requirements. Create a roadmap to:

      • Push data driven decision-making throughout your organization
      • Craft innovative approaches to deal with your unique data inputs
      • Use your big data sets to provide predictive crucial discoveries

      Develop new processes to embed data analytics in any context to improve patient outcomes.

    • 2:15 PM
      Case Study – Privacy
      Navigate Privacy Policies to Remain a Trusted Institution for Your Patients
      David Weinkauf
      Senior Policy and Technology Advisor, Information and Privacy Commission Ontario

      Big data may provide numerous benefits but it also raises a number of privacy, fairness and ethical concerns. Strengthen your privacy framework to ensure your organizational reputation. Adopt best practices to:

      • Identify your privacy gaps based on best standards
      • Ensure your compliance to avoid costly liability
      • Enhance your personnel’s education on privacy issues

      Achieve best privacy standards to protect your patients’ data.

    Analytic Insights
    • 1:45 PM
      Case Study – Automation
      Strengthening Your Efficiencies from Automation to Amplify Patient Care
      Siamak Tenzif
      Director, Decision Support and Health Information, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

      Automation has the potential to help you achieve a number of your primary goals. Increase your reaction speeds to meet your patients’ needs in a timely manner. Walk away with an action plan to:

      • Ensure the accuracy of your findings to improve patient outcomes
      • Empower end user report creation to reduce costs
      • Improve your patient-physcian relationships

      Employ automation processes to tame your big data and quickly gather important insights.

    • 2:15 PM
      Case Study – Data Visualization
      Decipher Actionable Intelligence in Your Data Through Data Visualization
      Andre Kushniruk Ph.D., FCAHS, FACMI
      Director and Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria

      Many organizations struggle in absorbing and communicating their important findings. Distil key metrics to ensure you provide superior services. Develop a blueprint to:

      • Unravel your complex patient data to craft informed strategies
      • Convey insights throughout your organization in a digestible manner
      • Enhance useability throughout your organization through data interactivity

      Improve the way you convey and consume information with data visualization.

  • 3:15 PM
    Sponsor Spotlight – Cyber Security
    Improve Your Data Security to Reduce the Risk of Privacy Breaches in Your Organization

    More devices and technologies mean greater challenges when it comes to maintaining information security. Ensure your sensitive patient information is secure to remain a trusted institution. Create a roadmap to:

    • Identify and rectify your institution’s technological weak spots
    • Adjust your organization’s infrastructure to respond to technological threats
    • Implement preventative best practices to avoid attacks on your data

    Enhance your data security toolbox to protect your important patient information.

  • 3:30 PM
    Panel Discussion – Culture
    Building a Culture of Measurement in Healthcare to Improve Patient Outcomes
    Trevor Strome MSc, PMP
    Director, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
    Dr. Charles G. Macias MD, MPH
    Director of the Center for Clinical Effectiveness & Evidence Based Outcomes Center, Texas Children’s Hospital
    Rebecca Comrie
    Director, Reporting & Analytics, Clinical Programs, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    Jat Sandhu
    Executive Director, Data Analytics and Decision Support, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

    Achieving a successful integration of analytics within your organization requires developing a culture committed to measurement. Cultivate a strategy to onboard and embrace analytics in your organization. Source best practices to:

    • Reduce common pushback to analytics to gain your organizational support
    • Break down your silos to improve information sharing
    • Craft your feedback processes to improve performance and accountability

    Embrace and enhance a culture of analytics to improve your delivery of care.

  • 4:15 PM
    Keynote Address – Efficient Data Flow
    Positively Impact Your Patient Outcomes by Efficiently Leveraging the Flow of Data
    Sime Pavlovic
    CIO, Niagara Health System

    The volume, variety, and velocity of data surrounding every patient are at an all-time high. Ensure your processes are streamlined to strengthen patient outcomes. Walk away with an action plan to:

    • Activate your leadership in the process to create organizational buy in
    • Combat your barriers to communication to improve delivery of care
    • Reduce your costs through fixing uncoordinated processes

    Navigate the flow of your patient information to provide optimal healthcare results.

  • 4:45 PM
    Conference Adjourns to Day Two – Executive Evening Reception

    Don’t miss this exclusive end-of-day gathering with conference speakers and attendees! Unwind, mingle and build relationships that will benefit you in the years to come. Bring your business cards.

December 4, 2017
December 5, 2017
  • 7:30 AM
    Registration
  • 8:30 AM
    Opening Comments from Chair
    Trevor Strome MSc, PMP
    Director, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • 8:45 AM
    Keynote Address – Data Driven Decision Making
    Utilizing Analytics to Drive Better Decision-making in Your Organization
    Dr. Charles G. Macias MD, MPH
    Director of the Center for Clinical Effectiveness & Evidence Based Outcomes Center, Texas Children’s Hospital

    Healthcare organizations are required to quickly identify efficiencies, improve patient care, and determine the best allocation resources on an escalating basis. Overcome your care transformation challenges with data driven decision-making. Develop a blueprint to:

    • Pinpoint gaps in your care delivery to improve outcomes
    • Identify your internal and external challenges to enhance performance
    • Empower evidence-based approaches to improve your quality of care

    Seize the benefits of data in your organization to improve decision-making.

  • 9:15 AM
    Industry Expert – Electronic Health Records
    Unlock Efficiencies Through the Optimization of Your EHR System

    Having a seamless EHR system in place is critical to the success of any healthcare organization. Reduce your costly information gaps to increase your potential as a provider. Take away specific solutions to:

    • Expedite critical information sharing to improve your response time
    • Leverage available data to boost your decision making capabilities
    • Standardize your information to weaken organizational silos

    Hone the recording of your important data to improve health outcomes.

  • 9:45 AM
    Panel Discussion – Maximize ROI
    Implement Effective Data Analytics Programs to Maximize Your Resources
    Shirley Fenton
    Vice President and Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics Canada
    Altaf Kassam
    Director, Health Information, Performance Measurements & Analytics, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
    Hadaf Zubi
    Data Analysis and System Support Specialist – EBPU, The Ontario HIV Treatment Network

    According to MGI, the application of big data analytics can potentially remove $200–$300 billion in cost inefficiencies from the healthcare system. Ensure your organization utilizes their resources at maximum efficiency. Source best practices to:

    • Embed analytics in your organization in a cost efficient manner
    • Improve your organizational performance and accountability
    • Break down silos to reduce your communication lag

    Acquire new methods of resource utilization to increase your efficiencies.

  • 10:30 AM
    Morning Break
  • Organizational Foundations
    • 11:00 AM
      Case Study – Strategy
      Enhance Organizational Analytic Synergy to Drive Improved Care and Performance
      Kimberley Hill
      MPP, Director, Information Governance, eHealth Saskatchewan

      Too often analytics are separated from important inputs throughout the organization that ensure optimized results. Develop your strategic plan to leverage analytics and meet performance targets. Create a blueprint to:

      • Identify and meet your strategic goals to reduce data gaps
      • Align your quality goals of management, departments, and programs
      • Create continuous feedback in your processes to improve performance

      Implement a cohesive analytics strategy to achieve healthcare quality improvement initiatives.

    • 11:30 AM
      Case Study – Optimizing Performance
      Challenging Status Quo With Measurement Methods to Maximize Your Efficiencies
      El Mostafa Bouattane
      Director Organisational Performance & Privacy, Hôpital Montfort Valerie Mais

      With efficiency critical in the healthcare sector, ensure you are maximizing your potential. Develop your analytic measurements to pinpoint and correct performance weaknesses. Walk away with an action plan to:

      • Leverage your analytic tools to ensure performance optimization
      • Acquire analytic methods to maximize your resources
      • Enable insight development to enhance your organizational decision making capabilities

      Advance your organization’s performance by adopting measurement metrics.

    Analytic Insights
    • 11:00 AM
      Case Study – Niagara Region Public Health
      Elevate Your Preventative Health Initiatives With Data Analytics
      Mustafa Hirji
      Associate Medical Officer of Health, Niagara Region Public Health

      Rapidly improving in their analytic capabilities, public health organizations are developing unique preventative actionable knowledge. Attain unique methods to implement analytics into your processes. Take away specific solutions to:

      • Apply new technology to boost your data comprehension potential
      • Create buy-in in spite of longer-term outcomes
      • Derive predictive modelling from your data to reduce adverse events

      Derive new insights on your analytic processes from public health initiatives.

    • 11:30 AM
      Case Study – Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
      Embrace Data Analytics to Ensure Population Health Improvement
      Jat Sandhu
      Executive Director, Data Analytics and Decision Support, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

      Translation of information provided by community health assessments leads to better health for Canadians. Effectively collect, manage, and interpret your data to deliver service improvements and gains in population health status. Learn how to:

      • Measure and monitor data on population health outcomes
      • Apply analytics to generate actionable intelligence for evaluating quality
      • Build collaborations to improve population health outcomes

      Design data analytic strategies to enhance population health status.

  • 12:00 PM
    Networking Lunch

    Join the conference speakers and your peers for a relaxing lunch.

  • 1:00 PM
    Case Study – Research
    Adopt Health Research Methods to Strengthen Your Analytic Processes
    Dr. Michael C. Wolfson B.Sc., Ph.D.,
    Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
    Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
    Former Assistant Chief Statistician, Analysis and Development, Statistics Canada

    Analytics at healthcare organizations are often able to gain from the advances and findings from research focused studies. Craft a blueprint to drive deeper analytic insights at your organization. Create a roadmap to:

    • Incorporate new perspectives on measuring your healthcare processes
    • Develop new points of view in your outcome measurement
    • Uncover the potential of computer simulations to improve your planning

    Draw upon expert experience to uncover new methods of enhancing your analytics program.

  • 1:30 PM
    Case Study – Standardization
    Develop Singular Standards to Improve Your Data Quality and Integration
    Monica Hess
    Director, Reporting Services, Analytics, Alberta Health Services

    The lack of standards in reporting, processes, definitions, etc. create numerous inefficiencies in healthcare analytics. Streamline your processes to enhance your healthcare delivery. Create a roadmap to:

    • Govern your reporting methods to enhance decision making
    • Unify your processes to break down organizational silos
    • Clarify your definitions to improve your data cleanliness

    Expand the potential of data at your disposal by standardizing your procedures.

  • 2:00 PM
    Sponsor Spotlight – Cloud Computing
    Stimulate Your Analytic Processes by Leveraging Cloud Computing

    The use of cloud computing in healthcare has evolved from being only a “back end” solution to being critical for the latest in data analytics. Strengthen your capabilities using cloud computing. Walk away with an action plan to:

    • Increasing the security of your critical information to maintain patient confidentiality
    • Prepare for your future data set sizes and needs in a cost efficient manner
    • Breakdown your information lags through cloud computing’s collaborative power

    Capitalize on cloud computing to advance your data and analytics potential.

  • 2:15 PM
    Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 PM
    Interactive Session
    Birds of a Feather

    Gain insights from your industry peers and benchmark your organization against others in this interactive session. Delegates will be divided into informal discussion groups centred on a variety of topics related to data analytics in healthcare. Topics to be discussed include:

    • Data Quality
    • Breaking Silos
    • Maximizing Efficiencies
    • AI
    • Data Analysis

    “Flock together” to brainstorm innovative approaches to your most pressing challenges.

  • 3:15 PM
    Case Study – Modernizing Data
    How Data Supply Modernization Can Support Your Value-based Care
    Greg Webster
    Director, Acute and Ambulatory Care Information Services (AACIS), CIHI

    CIHI‘s initiatives are highlighting the critical importance of “collect once, use many times” to reduce the data reporting burden for healthcare organizations. Ensure your organization remains at the forefront of healthcare analytics. Acquire insight to:

    • Benchmark your processes to ensure maximum ROI
    • Align your measurement strategy to ensure compatibility with nation-wide objectives
    • Devise strategies to reduce your reporting burden

    Forecast your challenges and opportunities to improve your processes.

  • 3:45 PM
    Case Study – MOHLTC
    Utilizing the Evolution of Information Management in Healthcare in Ontario
    Eric Sutherland
    Director, Information Management Strategy and Policy, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

    The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) has been striving to continuously improve health information management. Align your strategy with the MOHLTC to ensure your analytics program is future ready. Source best practices to:

    • Benchmark your information management standards to improve efficiencies
    • Maximize your returns on new analytics investments
    • Leverage increasing access to data to improve your decision making capabilities

    Solidify your information management systems and processes to maintain quality service.

  • 4:15 PM
    Conference Adjourns
December 5, 2017
December 6, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Workshop: Data and Analytics Action Plan
    Developing a Healthcare Analytics Approach to Improve Project Success
    Tammy Arntson
    Manager of Data and Decision Support, Covenant Health

    To be successful, your analytics programs need to be supported with strategy. Develop your strategic plan to leverage analytics and meet performance targets. Create a blueprint to:

    1. Identify strategic goals
    2. Align quality goals of management, departments and programs
    3. Provide business intelligence for quality improvement teams
    4. Use metrics and indicators for evaluation without diluting data
    5. Develop organizational support for analytics programs

    Implement a cohesive analytics strategy to achieve healthcare quality improvement initiatives.

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Workshop: Information Design
    How to Use Data Science Tools and Techniques to Improve Insight Communication
    Valerie Mais
    Senior Data Visualization Analyst, Cancer Care Ontario
    Caroline Bravo
    Senior Research Associate, Cancer Care Ontario

    Taking full advantage of your analytics programs in your organization requires effective methods of communicating your results. Collaborate and discover new ways to streamline both operations and support clinical decision-making. Source best practices to:

    1. Data visualization
    2. Distill your data in a digestible manner
    3. Improve process design
    4. Break communication silos
    5. Increase response time

    Expand the strategies at your disposal to yield continuous insights.

December 6, 2017

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