Tammy Arntson is an experienced healthcare leader with diverse clinical, technical and leadership experience. Tammy is the Corporate Director of Strategic Analytics and Data Collection at Covenant Health in Alberta, overseeing the analytics, data collection and evaluation functions of the organization. She has two undergraduate degrees and is currently a student pursuing her EMBA. She holds a Bachelors in Physical Education, Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and, is currently mid-way through the Executive Masters of Business Administration at the University of Fredericton. Tammy is a life-long learner and has taken many addition courses such as Lean, Project and Risk Management and Prosci Change Management. Her professional interests include data quality, quality improvement, risk management and, strategic planning. Beyond her professional interests, Tammy volunteers her time teaching youth outdoor education skills and spending time with her family.
Christo El Morr is an Associate Professor of Health Informatics, the Health Informatics Certificate Coordinator, and former Undergraduate Program Director at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University; he is also a Research Scientist at North York General Hospital, Toronto.
His research covers Health Informatics and Global eHealth with a focus on Health Virtual Communities and Health Services Research, particularly in the domain of Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management and Health Promotion. His work in Global eHealth addresses Human and Disability Rights, Equity, and Gender Based Violence. He has published books, chapters, and articles in these areas including the "first of its kind" Health Informatics book in Canada (2018) and a book on Analytics and A.I. “Analytics in Health Care: a practical introduction” (2019). In 2016, he received a recognition as York University Research Leader.
Dr. El Morr is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mental Health (IJMH) and the International Journal of Extreme Automation and Connectivity in Healthcare (IJEACH), and an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Big Data Security Intelligence (IJBDSI). He also serves as a Scientific Committee Member in several health informatics conference.
Scott Wells has been the Director of Information and Analytic Services at eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) since 2018. As the Director, Scott is responsible for providing data management, reporting, geographic information system (GIS) support, analytics, and data quality services. His team works every day to support the health system in Saskatchewan, increase efficiencies and, most of all, improve patient care. They also support other branches of government and researchers with their data needs.
eHealth’s Information and Analytic team assists with operational and strategic initiatives, quality improvement and research within the health system. Some examples include understanding the bed capacity in health facilities across the province; physician panel reporting and automation of operational workflows. By providing health system partners with the tools, skilled resources and information they need, Scott’s team is dedicated to democratizing and maturing the data and analytics practices across Saskatchewan.
Scott has more than 10 years of experience leading data initiatives across various sectors. While he is relatively new to the health sector, Scott was eager to seize the opportunity to work in the health system where he could use his love for data and analytics to improve health care in Saskatchewan.
Scott is also the co-lead of the data services platform for Saskatchewan’s SPOR unit SCPOR (Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research). In this role, he is accountable for delivering on SCPOR’s data strategy to improve the access, quality and amount of data available to researchers in order to positively impact patient-oriented research in the province.
Lori is a senior health leader with expertise in strategy, governance, and data management and analytics. As the Director of Business Strategy and Analytics at the Canadian Medical Protective Association, Lori facilitates the establishment of the business strategy and management framework, and leads the data, business intelligence and analytics functions to facilitate corporate planning, reporting and decision-making. Prior to her current role, Lori worked at the Canadian Institute for Health Information for over a decade, where she held roles in data management and analysis, governance and the development of corporate strategy. She has also worked as an occupational therapist and case manager. Lori holds a master in health administration from the Telfer School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Ottawa.
Vincci Tang is the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), a public specialty hospital that provides specialized assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Ontario Shores is a teaching hospital and engages in research, education and advocacy initiatives that advance the mental health care system.
Ms. Tang is an experienced finance professional having served more than a decade in progressive senior leadership roles within diverse and challenging hospital environments. She also has extensive expertise in the areas of finance, information management and technology, performance measurement and business intelligence.
Her career highlights include providing leadership and contributing to the organization’s achievement and successful revalidation of the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7, and the HIMSS Davies Awards in the utilization of health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes and value.
Ms. Tang holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).
Dr. Dexheimer is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. She is a clinical informaticist working on the development and implementation of machine learning applications into clinical care. Her research focus areas include machine learning techniques, real-time patient identification system, disparate data merging, and applications of clinical data. Dr. Dexheimer co-leads the Decision Support Analytics Workgroup (DSAW), which investigates the links between the effectiveness of clinical decision support (CDS), patient safety, and user efficiency. This research has demonstrated ties between decreasing alert burden on clinicians, increasing CDS alert salience, and improving patient outcomes.
Monica is Program Manager, Surgery Data and Analytics within the Analytics (DIMR) portfolio of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and was previously Director, Provincial Reporting Services, AHS. Taking on the leadership of this newly created function, Monica is aiming to lead and coordinate Surgery Analytics across the province by developing and implementing a transformational plan to leverage data assets so that high performing and insightful analytic systems are able to support consistent delivery and improvement initiatives for surgical services across AHS. All aspects will be supported and addressed within the transformed Surgery Analytics program, from experience and outcomes to quality and innovation to utilization and sustainability. Monica has a background in Mathematics and Computer Science and has held Health Analytics leadership roles with Calgary Health Region and subsequently Alberta Health Services for over 13 years.
Peter Papadakos has over 15 years of healthcare experience and has a passion for data and analytics. Holding senior roles at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Cardiac Care Network of Ontario, University Health Network, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, and presently at Quinte Health Care Corporation. He is 1 part leader, 1 part entrepreneur, 2 parts data geek, 2 parts Dad and 1 part outdoorsman.