Health Information Science 2022 Seminar Series

Join us for the School of Health Information Science 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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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)


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 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 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 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)


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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July 14th, Thursday at 11:00 am Pacific Time

Mari Tyllinen - Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University (Finland), visiting researcher at UVic and a UX Manager at Oy Apotti Ab - "Including Usability in the Public Procurement Process of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS)" (recording available)