NAO Lecture Series: HealthPros – Erica Barbazza

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North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series we welcome Erica Barbazza on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM. This webinar is free of charge and open to anyone. Forward it to a colleague or friend who might be interested.

To What Extent is EMR Data Used for Performance Measurement in Canada?

European Commission-funded HealthPros doctoral fellow, Erica Barbazza, will present preliminary findings of a study exploring the current and potential use of primary health care EMR data for performance measurement across Canadian jurisdictions. The study – conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Institute for Health Information, University of Toronto and the HealthPros network – investigates current use cases of EMR data identified following a pan-Canadian scan and contextual considerations enabling quality of care uses of EMR data. The lecture will summarize key findings around the use cases explored and potential insights for jurisdictions at varied stages in optimizing EMR data for performance measurement, and discuss the implications of these findings for the information needs arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Profile of Erica Barbazza

Erica Barbazza is a HealthPros fellow based at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam. Her research is focused on the actionability of health care performance indicators exploring what makes an indicator fit for purpose and use with a focus on primary care. Originally from Toronto, she has spent the past decade abroad working for the World Health Organization in countries of central Asia and Europe. Erica completed an MSc in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics and BHSc in Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario.    

About HealthPros

HealthPros is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network for Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals, running from January 2018 – 2022. HealthPros trains 13 PhD candidates (HealthPros fellows) to become the first generation of Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals. They are trained to make effective use of available healthcare performance data in countries to improve integrated service delivery, patient engagement, equality in access to healthcare, health outcomes, and reduce waste in healthcare. Through innovative research, HealthPros is developing tools and implementing methods to streamline healthcare performance measurement, the development and application of performance-based governance mechanisms and effective use of Healthcare Performance Intelligence by different end-users to match the different health care systems in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, UK, Italy, Hungary and Canada, and support the transferability of the tools and methods to other countries.

North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO)

The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is a collaborative partnership of interested researchers, health organizations, and governments promoting evidence-informed health system policy decision-making. Due to the high degree of health system decentralization in the United States and Canada, the NAO is committed to focusing attention on comparing health systems and policies at the provincial and state level in federations.

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