December 10, 2018
  • 7:45 AM
    Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chair
    Scott Plewes
    VP UX and Analytics, Macadamian
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote Address: Foster a Culture of Improvement
    Apply Analytics for Continuous Process Improvement to Maximize Your Resources
    Hetal Rupani
    Assistant Director of Clinical Analytics, Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Johns Hopkins Hospital took a self-service analytics and LEAN approach to improve patient placement turnaround time by reducing bed down time. Identify how analytics played a key role in process improvement support to maximize your organization’s resources. Get new ideas to:

    • Leverage BI tools for data discovery
    • Use data to innovatively solve the problem
    • Use data visualization to tell a story and get buy-in

    Close the gap between perception and reality through self-service analytics.

  • 9:30 AM
    Industry Expert: Intelligent Data Software
    How to Leverage Next Generation Intelligent Data Systems to Improve Patient Outcomes
    Peter Jones
    Industry Lead – Healthcare, Microsoft Canada

    Privacy should not act as a barrier to data utility, health research, security, or innovation. Abandon zero-sum thinking! Proactively identify the risks and embed necessary protective measures into your design and data architecture. Apply Privacy by Design (PbD) to:

    • Build privacy and data utility into your analytics projects
    • Employ an ethical framework in your work
    • Enable privacy and freedom to work together in the future

    Achieve the highest privacy standards to protect your patients’ information.

  • 10:15 AM
    Morning Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees. Secure important new business contacts and talk about crucial developments in your field.

  • Organizational Foundations
    • 10:45 AM
      Case Study: Nova Scotia Health Authority
      Promote a Culture of Data Driven Decision Making to Improve Patient Outcomes
      Matthew Murphy
      Director, Performance, Analytics and Accountability, Nova Scotia Health Authority

      Achieving a successful integration of analytics within your organization requires developing a culture committed to measurement. Cultivate a strategy to 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.

    • 11:15 AM
      Case Study: First Nations Health Authority
      Learn From FNHA’s Experiences to Develop Your Own Analytics Infrastructure
      Andrew Pacey
      Director, Data Analytics & Reporting, Health Benefits, First Nations Health Authority

      Every healthcare organization is at a different point in their analytics journey. Map out your own organization’s analytic processes to deliver improved patient outcomes. Get new ideas to:

      • Expand your analytics capabilities
      • Identify the factors of success in starting an analytics program
      • Understand potential risks and challenges

      Build an analytics foundation to ensure your projects are successful.

    Analytic Insights
    • 10:45 AM
      Case Study: Alberta Health Services
      Navigate Your Data to Improve Your Organization’s Patient Care and System Performance
      Allan Ryan
      Director of Clinical Analytics, Alberta Health Service

      There is more than enough data in our healthcare system, but it can be challenging to link this data to improving patient outcomes and system performance. Harness tools, such as machine learning and predictive analytics, to transform the way you use data and analytics.
      Get new ideas to:

      • Eliminate or limit “optional” data collection to reduce uninterpretable data sources
      • Ensure all unit-level, site-level, and system-level outcome data can be tracked back to individual patients and their outcomes
      • Develop reproducibility criteria for analysis and reporting

      Develop strategies to turn your data into actionable insights.

    • 11:15 AM
      Case Study: Real Time Data
      Leveraging Real Time Data to Improve Your Healthcare Responsiveness
      David Wiljer
      Executive Director of Education, Technology & Innovation, University Health Network

      Data lag creates issues in any analytic process but in healthcare timelyness is especially critical. Amplify your decsion making speed to improve healthcare outcomes. Gain insight on how to:

      • Integrate real time data into your processes to maximize response times
      • Reduce your communication barriers to provide effective healthcare service
      • Minimize inefficencies to improve your performance and accountability

      Integrate your immediate data into actionable insights to improve your delivery of care.

  • 11:45 AM
    Thought Leadership for Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence from Health Catalyst
    Jason Jones
    Chief Data Scientist, Health Catalyst

    Machine learning is making significant inroads in healthcare, with common predictive models highlighting patients most at risk, improving clinical decision support at the point of care, automating routine clinical tasks, and improving population health management. Gain valuable insight to benefit your organization. Take away a blueprint for implementation by hearing:

    • Healthcare success stories in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Results that have been achieved
    • What impact this technology could have on your organization and patient outcomes

    Be on the leading edge in healthcare improvement

  • 12:15 PM
    Networking Luncheon

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

  • 1:15 PM
    Panel Discussion: Producing Useable Data
    Ensure Data Quality Assessment and Improvement to Advance Your Analytics
    Shirley Fenton
    Vice President and Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics Canada
    Angela Copeland
    Director, Data and Analytics for Healthcare, Cancer Care Ontario
    Dr. Victoria Chan, MD, FRCPC, DABSM
    Deputy CMIO, Lead Physician EMR, Director for Clinical Utilization and Analytics Information, Communications and Automation Technology (ICAT), Mackenzie Health
    Kurt Rose
    Director, Corporate Strategy and Information Management, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Data preparation and management is crucial in delivering accurate analytics. Discover unexpected insights in your databases to identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement. Get new ideas to:

    • Develop a process to ensure data quality
    • Extract new and important variables
    • Identify outliers and anomalies

    Change the way you process data to drive success in an increasingly data-driven world.

  • 2:15 PM
    Case Study: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
    Build a Data Science Program to Improve Efficiencies
    Michael Hillmer
    Executive Director, Information Management, Data, and Analytics, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

    The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has been striving to augment their analytical capacity by developing data science capabilities. Learn about the MOHLTC’s journey to develop a data science program in order to help your organization utilize these exciting and promising techniques. Learning objectives will include:

    • Analyze lessons learned from establishing a data science capability within the ministry
    • Identify potential applications of AI and related machine learning approaches
    • Review case studies for data science applications within healthcare organizations

    Utilize data science applications to make effective data- driven decisions.

  • 2:45 PM
    Afternoon Break

    Connect with conference speakers and fellow attendees. Secure important new contacts and talk about crucial developments in your field.

  • 3:15 PM
    Case Study: Niagara Region Public Health
    Apply Data Analytics to Direct Population Health Programs in Public Health
    Sinead McElhone
    Surveillance and Evaluation Manager, Niagara Region Public Health

    Using analytics, NRPH lead an in-depth analyses into the region’s engagement with health services. Acquire insights into your region’s health to deliver improved patient care. Get insights to:

    • Develop a dashboard to examine infectious diseases
    • Apply hot spot analyses to obtain further insights
    • Partner with local organizations to undertake initiatives

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

  • 3:45 PM
    Case Study: Data Warehousing
    Integrate Data from Multiple Sources in your Data Warehouse to Improve Patient Care

    There are so many potential sources of data, making data integration a challenge. Pull all of your information into your data warehouse to improve your patient care. Master the success factors to:

    • Streamline how you view your data
    • Leverage your complex data to improve care in your healthcare facility
    • Organize your data into patient personas so you can anticipate patient needs

    Use data integration to improve how you plan patient care.

  • 4:15 PM
    Afternoon Address: Out of the Box Perspective
    Unlock the Potential of Data and Analytics to Deliver Results
    Brian MacDonald
    Adjunct Professor, University of Miami
    Founder, Greater Than Plus Minus

    The sports industry uses analytics and data visualization in a variety of contexts. Discover how data and analytics can improve performance and drive success. Gain insights to:

    • Determine the kinds of data and optimization problems encountered on the business side of a professional sports organization
    • Use visualizations throughout the data analysis process, from data exploration to communicating results to key stakeholders

    Realize what the world of sports can teach you about data-driven decision making.

  • 4:45 PM
    Closing remarks and conference adjourns to day 2
  • 4:50 PM
    Cocktail reception in exhibit hall

    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 10, 2018
December 11, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
    Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00 AM
    Opening Comment from Chair
    Scott Plewes
    VP UX and Analytics, Macadamian
  • 9:15 AM
    Panel Discussion: Build Your Analytics Team
    Form an Effective Healthcare Analytics Team to Maximize Efficiency and Resources
    Shirley Fenton
    Vice President and Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics Canada
    Kiren Handa MSc, MBA
    Director, Analytics and Business Intelligence Analytics and Informatics, Cancer Care Ontario
    Matthew Murphy
    Director, Performance, Analytics and Accountability, Nova Scotia Health Authority

    To succeed in healthcare analytics, you need to ensure you have the right skills in place. Assemble a multidisciplinary team to deliver actionable results for your organization. Gain insights to:

    • Create new and exciting career pathways
    • Recruit the right people for your team
    • Work with stakeholders in different departments

    Develop a healthcare analytics team to support your data-driven initiatives.

  • 10:30 AM
    Morning Break

    Network with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • Organizational Foundations
    • 11:00 AM
      Case Study: OLTCA
      Long Term Care Data Tools to Enhance Care Delivery and Strategize Improvement Planning
      Tommy Wong
      Director, Data and Analytics, Ontario Long Term Care Association

      To promote the culture of data use, it is important to understand and continuously monitor and compare key data metrics in the sector. However, as more health care data are being generated and reported, utilizing data is becoming more time consuming and difficult. To help long-term care homes members in enhancing care delivery and accessing information, OLTCA is leading two data projects: Clinical Support Tools and Business Intelligence (BI) Tools. In this session, participants will see examples of these tools and explore ideas on:

      • How to collect and integrate health care data
      • Develop meaningful tools targeted to different groups of users
      • Using different data visualizations and data delivery tools
    • 11:30 AM
      Case Study: Toronto Central LIHN
      Take a Population Health Approach to Local Planning to Prepare Healthcare Providers
      Alvin Cheng
      Director of Health Analytics and Innovation, Toronto Centre Local Integrated Health Network

      The Toronto Central LHIN uses socio-demographic and health utilization data to engage providers in collaborative discussions on challenges in the healthcare system. Develop an approach to align data and strategy to ensure providers are meeting patient needs. Get insights to:

      • Identify regional planning priorities by utilizing health and non-health data
      • Put data in the hands of health providers in a meaningful way
      • Engage in conversation about the data for shared problem solving in practice

      Realize the many ways analytics can shape your planning.

    Analytic Insights
    • 11:00 AM
      Case Study: Cancer Care Ontario
      Make Your Data Work for you to Transform Your Care Delivery
      Kiren Handa MSc, MBA
      Director, Analytics and Business Intelligence Analytics and Informatics, Cancer Care Ontario

      The CCO Enterprise Team provides advanced analytics, business intelligence, information design, and information asset management services across the organization.
      Hear from CCO’s experiences to drive the success of your analytics programs. Get new ideas to:

      • Develop an advanced analytics program
      • Enhance BI with your data
      • Provide better information asset management services to your organization

      Leverage analytics in your organization to improve care delivery.

    • 11:30 AM
      Case Study: CAMH
      Implement a Concurrent Disorder Screening Tool to Enable Data-driven Decision Making
      Anna Chyjek
      Senior Project Manager, Clinical Projects, Enterprise Project Management Office, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

      CAMH recently implemented a new screening tool to identify positive screens for a variety of mental health and addiction domains at the point of intake. Get insights to:

      • Using standardized and validated screeners to better understand clients and appropriately disposition them
      • Utilizing population data for future service planning
      • Demonstrate the power of data and analytics to discover meaningful and actionable insights
  • 12:00 PM
    Networking Lunch

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

  • 1:00 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 based on their areas of interest.

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

  • 1:45 PM
    Case Study: West Park Health Centre
    Unlock the Potential of Big Data to Inform Your Healthcare Programs
    Jan Walker
    Vice President of Strategy, Innovation, and Chief Information Officer, West Park Healthcare Centre

    Big Data has the potential to be a large part of your organization’s decision-making process. Leverage data to make decisions that will transform your organization’s efficiencies and care delivery. Create a plan to:

    • Develop strategic objective for your organization
    • Specify the information you need from your data
    • Identify the data you have and data you need

    Develop a strategy to position yourself as a data-driven organization.

  • 2:15 PM
    Afternoon Break

    Connect with conference speakers and fellow attendees. Secure important new contacts and talk about crucial developments in your field.

  • 2:45 PM
    Case Study: Data 3.0
    Approach Data as a Valued Asset to Gain Insights and Take Action
    Mary Lou Ackerman
    Vice President, Innovation, Saint Elizabeth Healthcare

    Data has been typically perceived as a by-product of business activity, but we need to shift away from this mindset to better prepare for the future. Transform the way you use data to support next-generation technology. Get new ideas to:

    • Create a foundation for artificial intelligence and machine learning
    • Build the basics for predictive analytics
    • Translate Big Data into actionable information

    Saint Elizabeth Health Care is creating a future where Canadians age with agency, vitality, and dignity.

  • 3:15 PM
    Case Study: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
    Develop an Enterprise Data Strategy to Transform Your Organization Overnight
    Tara Coxon
    Chief Information Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

    St Joseph’s Healthcare had implemented Dovetale as part of their Enterprise Data Strategy and moved from full paper based environment to a digital environment. Develop a data strategy that will increase your organizational business intelligence maturity. Takeaway strategies to:

    • Connect with organizational leaders and stakeholders to create a vision for enterprise data
    • Design a program to meet the needs of corporate reporting, quality and research in an academic hospital
    • Set realistic and achievable next steps

    Realize the power of enterprise data strategy to effectively manage your limited data in a centralized manner.

  • 3:45 PM
    Case Study: Alberta’s Data Mobilization Strategy
    Leveraging Linked Data for Innovation
    Larry Svenson, PhD, FRSPH
    Provincial Health Analytics Officer, Alberta Health
  • 4:15 PM
    Conference Adjourns
December 11, 2018

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