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Pop Health: Using Analytics to Drive Better Community Care

10:30am - 11:30am Tuesday, March 10
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


With the recent changes in provincial health model which is focused on delivering patient-centered care, NYGH has been working with our community partners on a way to build on our collective capacity and our experiences to meet the needs of community. Along these efforts, we have taken a data-driven approach towards understanding determinants of health of the community population. Using analytics we established relationships between patients we see at the hospital and compared it to local community demographics. Using GIS to create mapping hotspots, we are looking at disease prevalence distribution including COPD, asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure and to link it with our patients diagnosed with these conditions. In this session, we will share examples of these solutions with live demonstrations of some of our mapping dashboards we built in our BI platform. We will walk through the steps taken for building data model from disparate sources including city and provincial open source datasets and linking it with patient data.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze social determinants of health community data and compare it with internal patient data
  • Illustrate data through advanced visualization, using GIS to identify gaps in areas and access to care
  • Plan for changing healthcare model with an innovative data-driven approach to meet community needs
  • Develop data models by combining disparate open source community data with internal patient data
  • Define hospital catchment based on community needs and access to care lens


Manager Decision Support,
North York General Hospital
Business Intelligence Specialist, BI & Analytics, Decision Support,
North York General Hospital

Continuing Education Credits



Information Management Professional
Population Health Management Professional
Public Health Practitioner