Team recognized for innovative data analysis to answer important health questions

September 30, 2015

The Ottawa Hospital’s Performance Measurement Team ranked second (along with four other teams) in Canada Health Infoway’s 2015 ImagineNation Data Impact Challenge, a national competition calling for innovative use of data to answer daunting questions about our health and health-care system. The challenge, which offered up to $80,000 in awards, resulted in 41 submissions from 25 teams across Canada. Thanks to the high quality data available in The Ottawa Hospital’s Data Warehouse, the team submitted more responses than any other, on topics ranging from discharge summaries and hospital readmissions to blood tests and pre-operative screening. Team members: Yiran (Erin) Liu, Deanna Rothwell, Nadine Lawrence, Jocelyn Tufts, Kristy Zhou, Amal Al Zayadi, Ata Torabi, Jo Ann Colas, Pedram Noghani, Saskia Vanderloo, Alison Jennings.

Photo (from left to right)
Back row: Alison Jennings, Amal Al Zayadi, Jo Ann Colas, Jocelyn Tufts, Ata Torabi
Front row: Kristy Zhou, Nadine Lawrence, Deanna Rothwell, Pedram Noghani

About The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals with over 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff and an annual budget of over $1.2 billion. Our focus on research and learning helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

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Lois Ross
Senior Communications Specialist
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-737-8899 x73687
Cell: 613-297-8315