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Learning objectives:

  • Learn how data warehouses are supporting quality improvement in Ottawa.

  • Learn how organizations can benefit from rich data to understand and address quality issues.

When: Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cannot join via OTN? View by the webinar link. Questions: KTE@hqontario.ca

Moderated by Dr. Joshua Tepper, CEO, Health Quality Ontario

Speaker: Dr Alan Forster - Chief Quality and Performance Officer, The Ottawa Hospital

Alan J. Forster MD, FRCPC, MSc is a general internist; Chief Quality and Performance Officer at the Ottawa Hospital; Vice Chair, Quality and Clinical Services, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. His research focuses on patient safety and quality improvement. He has performed seminal work evaluating the incidence of adverse events following discharge from hospital which has led to new strategies to improve care. Dr. Forster is leading the development of a hospital data warehouse, which supports an infrastructure for a research program in patient safety and quality of care. He has received several prestigious awards including a Career Scientist Award with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and an Early Research Award and Ontario Research Fund grant from the Ontario Government’s Ministry of Research and Innovation.

Introductory remarks by Dr. James Worthington, Executive Vice-President, Medical Affairs, Quality and Performance, The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Worthington graduated from the Birmingham University Medical School (United Kingdom) and has been working as an emergency physician at The Ottawa Hospital since 1982. Dr. Worthington was Head of Emergency Medicine at the Civic Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa as well as Medical Director for Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Trauma at The Ottawa Hospital, and is also Medical Director for CritiCall Eastern Ontario. Dr. Worthington completed a fellowship sponsored by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation in evidence-based health-care management decision making. Dr. Worthington is presently Executive Vice-President of Medical Affairs, Quality and Performance at The Ottawa Hospital.

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