Bringing Health Data & Information (EDI) to Life Through Expanding Governance

Thursday, March 18 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

With data and information being created at an exponential pace, the ability to create, collect, share, use and regulate data and information is more important than ever. Data and information are the new currency and uncovering these hidden assets is critical to successful evidence-based policy and person-centered health care. Organizations must design themselves into harmonized entities where core functions work together, deliberately, and consciously, to generate better overall outcomes.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) created and published in the summer of 2020 their Health Data and Information Governance and Capabilities Framework and companion toolkit to do just that – create a common language and checklist to help organizations more efficiently govern their data assets in a coordinated enterprise-way. A focused example for determining the who and what that is required to successfully update or add new data standards into an organization will be shared.   Tool kit provided includes a tool for organizations to self-assess their HDI governance and capabilities, highlighting priority areas for improvement. 

Technology companies doing business in the Health Tech sector will benefit from this webinar from gaining a better understanding of the Framework and application through demonstration of tangible ways organizations can design themselves to increase consistency in operations to effectively work together.  Additional discussion around implementation and assessment will also be covered. The event will be hosted by:

  • Eric Sutherland, Executive Director, pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • Rachel Hemeon, Program Lead, Data Governance and Standards Office, Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI)
  • Michael Nusbaum, President, MH Nusbaum and Associates
Eric is a “Data Guy with personality” and Data Strategist with a passion for enabling trusted insight through implementation of leading information management practices and linking enterprise strategy to practical solutions with business, technology, and data partners. He is the head for Secretariat for a pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy which envisions the better use of data for health systems, public health, population health, research, and care. This work is led by the Public Health Agency of Canada in collaboration with all jurisdictions.

Previously, Eric worked as Executive Director, Data Governance Strategy at the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and Director, Information Management Strategy and Policy at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He continues to recover from 20 years at a major Financial Institution, with a variety of roles lead data, business, and technology groups across Finance and Risk.
Rachel is currently the lead of Data and Information Governance at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). With over a decade of experience in health research, data management, data quality and indicator development, Rachel is combining her data lifecycle knowledge into a novel program of work for CIHI.

Rachel has quickly become a subject matter expert in data governance practices and policies, accountability models for strategic governance, standards development and enterprise stewardship. Rachel holds a Master of Science in Human Kinetics and an Honours Baccalaureate of Health Sciences, both from the University of Ottawa.
Michael Nusbaum is a senior strategist, advisor and thought leader, with more than 35 years of experience devoted exclusively to healthcare.  With a background in health services administration and Industrial Engineering, Michael provides a unique blend of management consulting services to health authorities, governments, hospitals, vendors and professional associations in Canada, the US and around the world.
Michael is considered an international expert in healthcare standards & interoperability, and represents Canada on the ISO’s Technical Committee for Health Informatics.  Michael is Immediate Past Vice-Chair of the HIMSS-North America Board, currently a Board Director of IHE International, and has had academic appointments at 4 Canadian universities.
Michael is also one of a small group of Canadians that has developed expertise in Information Governance as it applies to healthcare, and has taken on a number of strategic advisory roles in this area.

Event Details

12:00 to 1:00 pm ET

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