CS Seminar


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SEMINAR PRESENTATION

Friday, March 21, 2014 1:30 PM
KCIC Auditorium

BIG DATA ANALYTICS – MAKING SENSE AND GETTING VALUE FROM THE “TSUNAMI” OF HEALTH DATA

 

Alex Mair

Director of Architecture for Health Analytics Infoway

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Abstract

Big Data Analytics (BDA) is depicted as a strategy and solution that can potentially transform health data into knowledge to create new insights, such as efficiencies and quality improvements. Prior to BDA, this value from this information was buried in unstructured or highly varied data sources. Pilot projects have used BDA to improve clinical operations, monitor patients, assess clinical and cost efficacies of treatments and introduce improvements in health surveillance and disease response. The Emerging Technology Group (ETG) within Infoway recognized the importance of BDA to the future sustainability of Canadas healthcare system. A white paper was produced to assist understanding the risks, challenges and opportunities for its effective application in the Canadian eHealth and health care delivery context.

Links to Big Data Analytics white paper: https://www.infoway-inforoute.ca/index.php/resources/technical- documents/emerging-technology?view=docman

BIO

Alex is Director of Architecture for Health Analytics within the Emerging Technology Group of Infoway. Alex’s responsibilities include subject matter expert and program director and lead architect for health analytics and health analytics investment projects within Infoway. Alex was the author of a white paper on Big Data Analytics in Canada which looked at the issues, challenges and opportunities and recommended a call to action for stakeholders across Canada on next steps for BDA.

Prior to this role Alex was Regional Director of Architecture for Atlantic Canada for 4 years. Alex assisted the 4 Atlantic Provinces with their implementations of an interoperable electronic health record (EHR). His primary responsibility was the provision of technical/solution architectural expertise to regional / jurisdictional sponsor project teams.

Prior to Canada Health Infoway, Alex worked as an independent consultant and senior consultant in the Health Care IT, enterprise architecture, and business intelligence and data warehousing fields. Alex has been in the IT consulting business for over 30 years.

More information on knowing is better can be found at www.knowingisbetter.ca

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Everyone is welcome to attend 


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