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Administrative data & disability communities 

Learn how to include measures of disability in administrative health data research in our next Big IDEAs About Health Data Speaker Series featuring Dr. Hilary K. Brown and Dr. Yona Lunsky on NOVEMBER 23 via Zoom. Register now!

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Call for HDRN Canada Board of Directors members

HDRN Canada is welcoming applications for its Board of Directors in 2024. The Board provides responsible and effective governance for HDRN Canada's activities and affairs. Diverse English and French speaking applicants are encouraged to apply by JANUARY 31.

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Data Access Support Hub webinar

Are you a researcher interested in accessing administrative health data from more than one province or territory? Join us on DECEMBER 6 for HDRN Canada's Data Access Support Hub (DASH) Webinar and learn about the multi-regional data access process. Register here!

Upcoming Events

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Data Privacy & AI: What's the issue? NOVEMBER 22 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AT

What are the most harmful issues related to privacy and ethics arising from the use of Artificial Intelligence in data research? Join Dr. Donna Curtis Maillet, HDRN Canada Privacy Lead, for a free Lunch and Learn hosted by NB-IRDT.


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Analysis of the Social Determinants of Health in NL | NOVEMBER 22 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. NT

Social determinants are the non-medical factors that have an influence on health outcomes. Join NL SUPPORT and Quality of Care NL for an overview of social determinants data that influence health in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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Leading Change & Change Management
NOVEMBER 24 | 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. CT

Join the latest QiPowerHour, presented by Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, to learn how leadership approaches can help or hinder change efforts. This webinar will provide a synthesis of change management models. 


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Lunch & Learn: Data Services at HDNS DECEMBER 6 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AT

Are you a researcher interested in engaging with Health Data Nova Scotia (HDNS)? Learn about the types of data available at HDNS, how to submit a data access request and what happens when a request is approved in this upcoming webinar.


News from Across the Network

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Prescribed drug spending in Canada

Get an in-depth look at the prescribed drug spending in Canada for 2022. New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information provide an insight into how different classes of drugs have contributed to current trends in the total public drug program spending.

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Interdisciplinary Summer School in Digital Health 

Building on the success of their inaugural program, the French Interdisciplinary Summer School in Digital Health (EINS) returns in June 2024! Presented by Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en informatique de la santé, EINS takes place at the Université de Sherbrooke. 

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Disparities in acute stroke treatments

Using linked administrative data from Ontario, a new study by ICES found that people living in under-resourced neighbourhoods were 24 percent less likely to receive necessary stroke treatments compared to those in well-resourced neighbourhoods.

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Newly updated ISQ data dictionary

A new French language data dictionary is available via the Research Data Access Services of the Institut de la statistique du Québec. This user-friendly tool outlines the administrative data files from partner ministries and agencies, as well as the attributes of variables contained.

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Impacts of flooding events on mental health

NB-IRDT has released a new study examining the mental health impacts of flooding in New Brunswick. Using linked administrative data, the study aims to identify high-risk population sub-groups that may be more vulnerable to the mental health impacts of flooding.

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Reducing health disparities among women in prison

Population Data BC will support the data linkage of a new study that will evaluate how transferring responsibility for prison health care to the BC Ministry of Health in 2017 has impacted cervical cancer screening and prenatal care for women in prison. 


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Accurate forecast modelling in health care planning

A study published in the International Journal of Population Data Science, authored by HDRN Canada Lead Dr. Alan Katz, explores Manitoba's delivery of orthopedic and ophthalmological procedures using linked administrative data to develop forecast models for predicting demand. 

In Case You Missed It!

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Community-based participatory research

Watch the keynote address from the AbSPORU 2023 Collaborative Forum, featuring Dr. Bukola Salami discussing ways to create impact through community-based participatory research with immigrant, black and racialized communities.  


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Putting Patients First recordings now online!

Learn about patient engagement in research by exploring the session recordings from BC SUPPORT Unit's Putting Patients First conference, featuring HDRN Canada Public Engagement Lead Julia Burt.