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Access and Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity?

  • 23 Nov 2012
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • University Golf Course, 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC
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Data – it’s everywhere 

Every device we carry creates a data trail. Smartphones, credit cards, tablets, medical devices – the tsunami of data is overwhelming. The challenge: how to get what we need out of big data to improve healthcare systems and outcomes, and keep privacy secure.

Join us on November 23rd to explore this hot topic.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support:

Conference Sponsor*

Conference Donor & Dinner Sponsor

Presentations and speakers:

Insights from Global Experiences with Big Data for Healthcare Transformation
Dr. Dan Gordon, Ph. D., Executive Consultant, IBM GBS Global Healthcare Centre of Competence

Workforce Health and Safety Surveillance; The Importance of Data to Guide Decision Making
Tony Gilligan, Director, Information Technology and Program Management, IMITS, Provincial Health Services Authority

Barriers and facilitators to data access for health research: 4 real life stories
Dr. Nadine Schuurman, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

Cancer Agency Information System (CAIS): Treasure trove of data or big dinosaur?
Jeff Barnett, Director of Clinical Informatics, BC Cancer Agency

Health data and privacy: a health surveillance and population health trending perspective
Lydia Drasic, Executive Director, Population Health Strategic Planning & Provincial Initiatives, Provincial Health Services Authority &
Dr. Drona Rasali, Director, Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology, Provincial Health Services Authority

Delivering Quality Performance through the use of Business Intelligence Tools at Fraser Health Authority
Christopher Sutton, Director, Transformation Services, TELUS Health

Conference Program

Download the Conference Program [PDF, 1 MB] for full details on the agenda, presentation summaries, and speaker bios.

Registration & Continental Breakfast is from 7:30-830 and the sessions begin promptly at 8:30am. Meals include: Continental Breakfast, Hot Lunch, Two Refreshment & Networking breaks.

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