Power of Population Data Science Webinar - Developing a multi-jurisdictional, comparable measure of osteoporosis screening performance from administrative health data

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

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Can’t attend the live session? This presentation will be recorded and posted on the PopData's YouTube channel and the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) website for future reference. We recommend you register for the presentations of your choice so we can send you a link to the latest recorded sessions as they are available.



This webinar will demonstrate how a performance measure was created using health administrative data to compare osteoporosis screening rates across three Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia). Challenges and solutions for operationalizing this multi-jurisdictional measure, whereby data are not standardized or pooled across jurisdictions, will be described.

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Wasem Alsabbagh received his bachelor of science in pharmacy from Damascus University, Syria in 2000. He moved to Canada in 2004, and received his PEBC and Ontario licence in 2006 and practised as a hospital pharmacist until 2008, then started his PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. He received his PhD and started his appointment with the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo in 2015. Wasem’s research focuses on administrative data bases, pharmacoepidemiology, drug safety and effectiveness, and pharmaceutical care. His recent work relates to the potential impact of pharmacists’ expanded scope on emergency departments visits in Ontario.

Jaky Kueper is a PhD candidate at Western University, studying epidemiology and computer science. Her primary research interests include integrating these two fields to develop, apply, and evaluate methods for supporting care decisions within primary health care. She is a recent graduate of the pan-Canadian Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research in Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) program; during the program she became a trainee of the TRANSFORMATION Study. Previously she completed a BSc at McGill University and an MSc at Western University.

Sabrina WongSabrina Wong is Professor at the University of British Columbia's School of Nursing and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. Her research examines the organization and delivery of health care services within the context of primary health care. A recognized leader in research involving patient-reported quality of care, her work contributes to informing practice and system level interventions that seek to decrease health inequalities among Canadian residents, including people who face multiple disadvantages in accessing and using the health care system such as those who have language barriers and live in poverty.

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