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NHSRU Webinar Series: Leveraging Data to Make Better Decisions | October 18, 2012 - March 2013

nhsru-logoLeveraging Data to Make Better Decisions - An Overview of Databases

Join us for a free seven-part webinar series that identifies opportunities to extract information from databases to facilitate your research. This series explores the availability and utility of key health human resource (HHR) databases in Ontario and addresses potential challenges and barriers to using these databases.

The webinars have been designed as a series, but each session can be viewed independently.

Invitations for each webinar and an URL will be emailed closer to the date of each session.

Who Should Participate?

  • health services researchers
  • health care providers
  • educators
  • graduate students
  • policy makers
  • health system planners
  • health care administrators

1. Nursing Databases 101: From Inception to Analysis

This webinar introduces HHR databases using examples of primary and secondary databases. The challenges involved in working with the HHR databases will be presented using examples from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Date: October 18, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenters: Andrea Baumann, Scientific Director, NHSRU, McMaster University site, Jaspreet Ahuja, Research Intern, NHSRU, McMaster University site
Moderator: Laurie Kennedy

2. How to Access and Use Secondary Databases

This webinar demonstrates the use of secondary databases in HHR research, with a focus on the CIHI regulated nursing databases. The webinar highlights the type of information available through the CIHI databases and provides examples of the analyses that can be conducted. Issues related to accessing the data and limitations of the databases will be explored.

Date: November 19, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenters: Audrey Laporte, Associate Professor, University of Toronto Ken Oñate, Project Manager, University of Toronto

3. Collecting and Storing Your Data

This webinar describes the development of a primary database of cross-border graduate nurse migration. The session focuses on the process of creating a standardized survey to collect graduate nurse migration data over time.

Date: December 12, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenter: Michelle Freeman, Associate Professor, University of Windsor

4. Development of a New Graduate Nurse Employment Database

This webinar explores how a primary database developed to track new graduate nurse employment in Ontario can be linked to secondary databases such as the CNO administrative database.

Date: January 21, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenters: Andrea Baumann, Scientific Director, NHSRU, McMaster University site Mary Crea-Arsenio, Research Coordinator NHSRU, McMaster University site

5. Applications and Analysis of a Secondary Database

This webinar focuses on the use of administrative data from the CNO to examine nurse retention in Ontario. It will address the development of the concept of "Stickiness" and how it was applied to the CNO database to analyze the career trajectories of nurses in Ontario. A brief overview on the use of this concept in the literature will also be provided to demonstrate how it supported human resources decision making.

Date: February 20, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenter: Mohamad Alameddine, Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut

6. Understanding How to Work with Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC) Data to Address Research Questions

This webinar provides participants with an overview of HOBIC data and presents examples of its use in research in acute care and home care settings.

Date: March 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenters: Diane Doran, Scientific Director, NHSRU, University of Toronto site Lianne Jeffs, Associate Director, NHSRU, University of Toronto site

7. Development of a Longitudinal Qualitative Database

This webinar presents an HHR qualitative longitudinal database developed from five years of interview data. It explores how qualitative data collected over time can provide context for changing employment trends of new graduate nurses.

Date: March 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenters: Andrea Baumann, Scientific Director, NHSRU, McMaster University site Mabel Hunsberger, Research Associate, NHSRU, McMaster University site Mary Crea-Arsenio, Research Coordinator NHSRU, McMaster University site

For more information please contact:

Andrea Baumann - Scientific Director, McMaster University Site
Nursing Health Services Research Unit
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Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 22581

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