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Decision Support Office

Since its inception, the NWHA mission has been to facilitate collaboration among health service
providers in order to improve the delivery of health care for patients in Northwestern Ontario.

About the Team

Strong analytical skills shared among multiple providers

 

 

The Decision Support Office was established in 2014 as an innovative solution to the lack of Business Analysts in small Hospitals throughout the North West LHIN.  By pooling resources, the small Hospitals have established a group of business professionals to work with them and assist them in the difficult task of turning data sources into actionable information.  Ten Hospital Corporations in the North West LHIN share the two staff members of the DSO, providing each with access to professional and knowledgeable individuals with specific expertise in the complex tasks of obtaining and working with health data.

The DSO is also available to outside organizations for consulting engagements on a cost-recovery basis.   We have completed engagements with Community Health Agencies, Primary Care Organizations and Hospitals outside of our LHIN.

If you are interested in finding out more about our model, please give us a call.  We’d love to see how we can use our skills to benefit your organization!

Be sure to check out our Resources and Reports section below.  There you can find out more information about our model and some examples of our work.

We are willing and able to assist with any of the following:

  • System wide financial and statistical analysis, including sourcing information from intellihealthOntario (Ontario-wide NACRS, DAD, OMHRS, CCRS, LTCRS, HCRS, OHIP Provider Billings, others), CIHI portal (MIS and others Canada) and other systems
  • Support with other health statistics and population profiling (CANSIM, Census)
  • Organizational analysis, analytics, finance and planning (eg. NPV, ROI…)
  • Proposal development and project evaluations
  • HSFR consulting, including HBAM results interpretation and strategy development
  • Data quality reviews
  • MS Excel report development, consultation/support and automation
  • Developing plans to enhance/expand decision support capabilities, including IT/IS capacity

Resources and Reports

Contact Us

Brent Maranzan – (807) 343-2496 ex. 2868

Jordan Vigliarolo – (807) 343-2496 ex. 2869

Contact the Decision Support Office (DSO) today!


 

DSO Blog

BLOG: Business Analytics in Diagnostic Imaging

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BLOG: New Data Quality Reporting Is On the Way

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BLOG: Implications of Cost Per Weighted Case Analysis in Small Hospitals

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