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Date: February 19 to 23, 2024

Title: Data-Driven Healthcare Transformation: a 5-day winter school

Description: Lysanne Lessard and Antoine Sauré, Co-Leads of the Learning Health Systems Modeling Lab, were invited to teach at the 1st edition of the Data Driven Healthcare Transformation (DDHT) school in Pavia, Italy, from February 19 to 23 2024. The theme of the Winter School was Learning Health Systems, with a focus on how data and analytics could help to realize the vision of rapidly and continuously learning health systems for optimal patient care and outcomes.More information on the DDHT School, and a description of its events.

Date: April 13, 2023; 5 to 7 p.m.

Title: Building the foundations for connected, agile and patient-centered care

Description: This seminar presented essential elements for the successful clinical implementation of LHS, using examples where technological and analytical opportunities are being exploited while being mindful of ethical, legal and social aspects. Drawing from a recent project on mortality prediction for hospitalized patients, Dr. Éthier illustrated how framing such initiatives as research projects vs. learning cycles impacts their clinical utility and patient results. Clinicians, researchers and managers were encouraged to advocate for elements of this approach in their environment.

A panel discussion followed Dr. Éthier’s presentation, moderated by Telfer Professor Emeritus Wojtek Michalowski. The panel explored challenges and opportunities for building a foundation for connected, agile and patient-centred care and whether this requires large, system-wide changes, or multitude of small changes at the service delivery or patient front.

Speakers: Dr. Wojtek Michalowski, Emeritis Professor, Telfer School of Management, Co-lead, Telfer Health Tranformation Exchange (moderator); Dr. Jean-François Éthier, Scientific Co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics (GRIIS); Dr. Lysanne Lessard, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Co-director of the Learning Health Systems Modeling Lab; Dr. Peter Tanuseputro, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Investigator, Bruyère Research Institute, Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; Dr. Michael Fung-Kee-Fung, MBBS, FRCSC, MBA, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa; Head of Surgical Oncology Program, The Ottawa Hospital; Medical Director, Champlain Regional Cancer Program; and Co-lead, Telfer Health Transformation Exchange.

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Date: November 15, 2022; 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Title: Future Health Care – How Might the System be Better for All Canadians?

Description: Even before the pandemic, lengthy wait times, uneven access to care and mounting costs were common issues in Canadian health care. Those challenges have only sharpened and today, health care providers face a significant backlog in elective surgeries, treatments and tests.
How might Canada’s health care system recover from the current crisis and move toward a better model for the future?
This webcast presented by The Globe and Mail will discuss how health care in Canada should evolve to become more accessible, effective and resilient for all Canadians.

Speakers: Speakers: Dr. Lysanne Lessard, Associate Professor & Co-Lead, Learning Health Systems Modeling Lab at the Telfer School of Management; Cameron Love, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital; Dr. Naheed Dosan, Palliative Care Physician, Department of Family & Community Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital at Unity Health Toronto; Sonia Kumar-Seguin, CEO, Body Brave

View the recording of the event.


Source: The Globe and Mail
Date: 2022-11-15
Title: Future Health Care: How might the system be better for all Canadians?


Author(s): oates, A., Chung, A.Q.H., Lessard, L., Grudniewicz, A., Espadero, C., Gheidar, Y., Da Silva, E., Sauré, A., King, J., Fung-Kee-Fung, M.
Date: 2023
Title: The use and role of digital technology in learning health systems: A scoping review”, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 178, 105196.

Author(s): Lessard, L., Hsu, A., Tanuseputro, P., Bemgal, S.
Date: 2023-09-23
Title: How long will a loved one live? It’s difficult to hear, but harder not to know”, The Conversation, September 23 2023

Author(s): Ménard-Grenier, Raphaël
Date: 2022-04-29
Title: A Double-Loop Patient-Oriented Learning Cycle for Therapy Decision-Making

Author(s): Lysanne Lessard, Agnes Grudniewicz, Antoine Sauré, Agnieszka Szczotka, James King, Michael Fung-Kee-Fung
Date: 2019
Title: Type and use of digital technology in learning health systems: a scoping review protocol

Author(s): Lysanne Lessard, Antoine Sauré, Agnes Grudniewicz, William Gardner, James King, Wojtek Michalowski, David Murphy, Kathleen Pajer, Elyse Schipper, Sinthuja Suntharalingam, Raphaël Ménard-Grenier, Michael Cheng
Title: Data Requirements for a Patient-Centered Learning Health System (Conference paper)

Author(s): L Lessard, W Michalowski, M Fung-Kee-Fung, L Jones, A Grudniewicz
Date: 2017
Title: Architectural frameworks: defining the structures for implementing learning health systems

Author(s): Fawaz Halwani, Wei Chen Li, Diponkar Banerjee, Lysanne Lessard, Daniel Amyot, Wojtek Michalowski, Randy Giffen
Date: 2016
Title: A real-time dashboard for managing pathology processes

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