Computer Science Guest Speaker Series: Data analytics in healthcare

Event Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:00pm EST
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Event Contact Name: 
Rachael Wang
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Guest Speaker Series Presented By:

Dr. David Savage
"Data analytics in healthcare: Bringing multiple approaches together to improve planning and decision making"

Friday, November 11, 2022
11:30 am

Data analytics has become very common in healthcare. The application of these techniques has improved clinical care, the delivery of medicine and patient outcomes. This presentation will review a number of healthcare research studies that have used a broad spectrum of techniques to investigate different healthcare problems. The studies use descriptive, predictive and prescriptive techniques to analyze a variety of problems. These techniques have been used to describe patient populations such as pediatric patients receiving CT imaging. They have been used to predict which patient requires admission to hospital or whether a patient needs CT imaging. We have used machine learning to examine our population of family physicians and where they practice. These models have also been used to develop optimal physician shift schedules to meet patient demand. The presentation will also discuss opportunities at ICES North for data analytics to improve our healthcare system.

Dr. David Savage is an Assistant Professor at NOSM University, an Emergency Physician and Research Director at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. He is also the Interim Site Director at ICES North. Dr. Savage received his MD and emergency medicine training from NOSM University. He also holds a PhD from the University of Toronto where he studied quantitative decision making and systems modelling. He has an external adjunct faculty position in the Department of Computer Science at Lakehead University where he co-supervises graduate students working on healthcare related studies.

To register for this virtual event, please email and a Zoom link will be shared.

Everyone is welcome.