Medical Staff and Patient

Health Analystics and Safety

We want Calgary to continue to lead in the development of innovative models of care locally and nationally, and believe that prioritizing this initiative will allow us to continue to do so.

In addition to taking on the role of Section Chief, Dr. Ward Flemons has also assumed the position of Vice-Chair for Health Analytics, and Safety. Dr. Flemons is widely recognized as having experience in these areas, having previously been engaged with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and as a Medical Director with the Health and Quality Council of Alberta. Dr. Flemons works closely with Andrew Frank-Wilson, a senior data analyst, to access AHS’s extensive electronic data sources and build analysis and reports for the benefit of each Section and those members within Sections who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity. We are of no doubt that better data analytics, driven by appropriate clinical questions, will lead to improved models of practice and patient safety, and to more comprehensive short, medium, and long- term workforce planning within the Department.

Requests for support can be sent directly to Andrew Frank-Wilson. These will be reviewed with DoM leadership and prioritized. andrew.frank-wilson@ahs.ca

CMS Analytical Tables in Tableau

Catalogue Area Workbook Tableau Workbook Name Stage Automation
CMS Physician Activity Measures Department of Medicine CMS Physician Activity Summary Complete Stopped
CMS Attending Groups Complete Active
CMS Attending Groups Hourly Census Complete Active
CMS Nocturnist Adhoc
DOM Halfday Workload Measure Adhoc
DOM Hospital Workload Measures Complete Active
Hackathon Attending Groups Adhoc
Gastroenterology CMS Physician Activity - GI Complete Stopped
General Internal Medicine CMS Physician Activity GIM Complete Stopped
Anshulas GIM Workbook Complete No
CMS Attending Groups_GIM Complete Stopped
GIM Site Lead Measures Complete Stopped
Nephrology CMS Physician Activity Neph Complete Active
Respiratory CMS Physician Activity Resp Complete Stopped
CMS Operations - Utilization Measures Clinics CMS Clinic Utilization On Hold Stopped
CMS Patient Quality of Care Measures Gastroenterology Cirrhosis CMS_QOC_Cirrhosis Completed Active
Haematology Hemophilia Completed Adhoc
Infectious Diseases HPTP CMS_QOC_HPTP In Process
Nephrology Acute Kidney Injury AKI On Hold
Respiratory COPD CMS Patient Quality of Care Measures COPD Completed Active
LTBI Measures Completed Active
Rheumatology Rheumatoid Arthritis R4U_measures_v3 Completed Active
Inpatient Peri-Operative Care CMS_QOC_Glycemic Management Completed Active

Health Analytics Working Group

The Department of Medicine and Medical Services, Calgary Zone Health Analytics Working Group (HAWG) has been created to promote and develop clinical outcome, process and structure measures for important patient populations that the Department is accountable for in whole or in part. Clinical measures created by the HAWG will identify opportunities for clinicians and AHS operational leaders to improve patient care, reduce cost and resource use, and improve patient experience.

Membership List (Jan. 2022)

Name Role
Allan Ryan Clinical Analytics
Andrew Frank-Wilson Analytics Team Lead
Anshula Ambasta General Internal Medicine
Aziz Shaheen Gastroenterology
Barbara Roberts Calgary Zone Analytics and Reporting, DIMR
Claire Barber Rheumatology
Deirdre McCaughey Community Health Sciences
Derek Beatch Senior Analyst
Erika Dempsey Geriatric Medicine
Fiona Clement Community Health Sciences
Kristen Brown Infectious Diseases
Laurie Parsons Dermatology
Lesley Street Hematology
Peter Faris Research Facilitation
Vicky Parkins Endocrinology
Ward Flemons HAWG Chair

Responsibilities

  • Identify and prioritize patient populations
    • Develop a method for defining patient populations
      • Using an ICD-10 grouping methodology
    • Link costing and resource use to patient populations
    • Define prioritization criteria
    • Prioritize patient populations based on approved criteria
  • Collaboratively develop important clinical outcome measures
  • Develop measures of the important clinical processes and structures where research-based evidence supports their effect on the outcomes of interest
  • Develop key process and structure measures
  • Work collaboratively with DIMR to create data marts, identify and source data
  • Develop detailed data definitions
  • Create automated reports of measures
  • Provide recommendations to the Medical Services Executive Committee to create supported working groups to improve mean results, and / or variation of results of the clinical measures that have been developed