Health Information Science 2021-2022 Seminar Series

Join us for the School of Health Information Science 2021-2022 Seminar Series. This series features International experts in the field of Health Informatics. With the current global changes and demands in health care, optimizing our systems is becoming increasingly important and urgent. This seminar series will focus on how we can use advances in a range of areas like virtual and patient-centered care, AI and data science to improve health outcomes, and to streamline health care processes.

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Past Seminars:

April 7th, Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time 

Presenters - Brad Keates, Senior Director on the Innovative Technologies team at Canada Health Infoway & Karen Jacquart, Senior Manager, Innovative Technologies at Canada Infoway - "Overview of Canada Health Infoway’s Toolkit for Implementers of AI in Health Care" (recording available)

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March 23rd, Wednesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Morten Hasselstrøm Jensen, Associate Professor in the Medical Informatics Research Group, Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University and Senior Researcher at the Steno Diabetes Center North Denmark. - "Explainable artificial intelligence in diabetes " (recording available)


March 17th, Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Lukasz Mazur, Director of Healthcare Engineering Department at the Radiation Oncology Department in the UNC School of Medicine - "Chasing ‘Zero’ Harm and Excellence in Patient Care." (recording available)


March 16th, Wednesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Prof Jeremy Wyatt, Emeritus Professor of Digital Healthcare, University of Southampton, UK; advisor, NHSX AI Lab, UK NHS - "Is AI just about machine learning ? Some insights from Knowledge-Based Systems." (recording available)


March 9th, Wednesday at 11:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Toni Mitovski, Economist/Researcher at the Ministry of Health in Victoria, BC - "Predicting 30-day Hospital Readmissions for Patients Diagnosed with Mental Health or Substance Use Conditions: Logistic Regression vs. Machine Learning Approach." (recording available)


March 2nd, Wednesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. John Chelsom, Program Director of the MSc in Applied Health Informatics at Fordham University - "Structured Health Records as the Foundation for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine." (recording available)


November 17th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time (Recording now available)

Presenter - Dr. Sina Madani Clinical Informatician, Department of HealthIT, Vanderbilt University Medical Center - "Practical Applications of Ontologies within EMR Systems."


June 24, Thursday at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Keltie Jamieson Senior Director, One Person One Record Program IWK Health Centre & Nova Scotia Health Authority - Nova Scotia - One Person One Record Program.

June 17, Thursday at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Linda BirdHead of Implementation Support SNOMED International - SNOMED CT - Global Trends and Strategies. 

June 15, Tuesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time  (Recording now available)

Presenter - Professor Jeremy Wyatt - “What makes CDSS trustable: How can the developers of Clinical Decision Support Systems increase trust in their product” . Poster

June 10, Thursday at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Robert HaywardMedical Director Clinical System Design, Master Builder
Alberta Health Services - Alberta Health Services - Approaches to Interfacing, Interoperation & Integration. 

June 1, Tuesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time (Recording now available)

Presenter - Professor Stephen Rees, (Aalborg University, Denmark) - Commercialisation of medical technology – A description of three cases of taking university research from bench to bedside  Poster 

May 5, Wednesday at 12:00pm Pacific Time (Recording and slides now available)

      Presenter - Dr. Marge Benham-Hutchins, (Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi) - "I Want to Know Everything": Perspectives from Patients on Access to Health Information During Hospitalization" Poster