W21C Journal Club: IPDLN Researcher Showcase

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W21C Journal Club: IPDLN Researcher Showcase

October 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

W21C Journal Club + and the Methods Hub are proud to present:

IPDLN Researcher Showcase – Innovative Approaches in Patient Experience Data

Couldn’t make the 2018 International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) conference in Banff? Join us for two presentations from UCalgary trainees, that were a part of IPDLN 2018.

This session will be available via Adobe Connect: https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/w21cjc101818/

Visualizing Patient-Reported Experience using Tableau Desktop

Presenter: Kyle Kemp, PhD Candidate, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCalgary.

Presentation Summary: 
Data visualization is a great way to report and present key messages from large datasets. Healthcare has only recently begun to realize the power of data visualization. In this presentation, a brief introduction to Tableau (visualization software) will be provided. A series of examples will be presented, using patient experience data from hospitals in Alberta.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce Tableau as a tool for presenting analytic and research results.
  2. Discuss the capabilities, strengths, and limitations of the software.
  3. Gain an understanding of various ways of presenting data, using patient-reported hospital experience and inpatient data sets.

Mining Twitter data to #educate the public about #sepsis 

Presenter: Simon Olivier Guienguere, PhD Student, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCalgary.

Presentation Summary: Sepsis, a life-threatening illness is not well known. An early detection of sepsis with treatment could potentially saves lives. Sepsis survivors often share their experiences through the use of Twitter. The current study demonstrates the opportunity to raise awareness through the learned experiences of patients in a novel medium.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is Sepsis?
  2. Use of unstructured data (social media) in healthcare.
  3. Text mining techniques to quantify patients shared experiences.


October 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


W21C Research and Innovation Centre
The Methods Hub


W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Z6 Canada
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