Education Day

The UMNO conducts two in-person education days, one webcast education day, and one OHA Health Achieve session (for more information see 'Related Links') per year, keeping its membership apprised of the latest developments in the field.

Below you can find the information for next Education Day, Friday, October 19, 2018
held at the Holiday Inn - Yorkdale.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018.

You can download the Agenda and registration form here.

THEME:   Strategic Value of Information



08:00 to 08:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:30 to 09:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve Data Capture
Scott Davis, Business Manager, 3M Health Information Systems  3M

09:00 to 09:45

Improving Clinical Documentation Improvement Program - A Logic Model
Cindy Penner, Director, Patient Record Services  The Ottawa Hospital

09:45 to 10:15

Networking Break

10:15 to 10:45

Leveraging Business Intelligence Solutions at Small Rural Hospitals
Heidi Dupuis (Decision Support Analyst) & Ainsley Morrison (Quality/Patient Experience Coordinator)  Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance

10:45 to 11:30

Business Intelligence with IBM Cognos at Community Hospital
Deepak Sharma (Director of Health Information Management) & Sri Vijay Bharat Peddi (BI Report Writer, Analytics & BI Team  North York General

11:30 to 12:00

Access to Care Update (ATC)
Candice Tam, ATC Liaison for UMNO  Access to Care
Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Update
Ivan Yuen, HQO Liaison for UMNO  Health Quality Ontario
UMNO Executive Update
Paul Sandor, Chair UMNO  UMNO
Open Mic

12:00 to 13:00


13:00 to 13:30

Data Quality Initiatives at Trillium Health Partners
Gary Spencer, Director of Decision Support & Connie Fleese, Manager of Coding and Data Quality  Trillium Health Partners

13:30 to 14:10

Implementing a "Compass" - St. Michael's Hospitals Business Intelligence Journey (Tableau)
Danielle Jane Paton, Senior Director Enterprise Performance, Data & Analytics   St. Michaelís Hospital

14:10 to 14:45

Leveraging EMR for an Integrated Approach to Improve Business Intelligence
Nicholas Theodoric, Manager, Clinical Utilization & Dr. Victoria Chan, Deputy CMIO, clinical lead for clinical utlization and analytics  Mackenzie Health

14:45 to 15:00

Evaluations, Door Prize Draws, & Wrap-Up

Cost (CDN$):




Before Deadline




After Deadline




Payment: Please make cheque payable to: Utilization Managers' Network of Ontario

Submit registration form and cheque/money order to:
Terri Pitt c/o UMNO
PO Box 5 Strathroy
Strathroy, ON
N7G 3J1
Terri Pitt (
(519) 631-2030

There are two entrances to the Holiday Inn on Yorkdale:

(1) through a car dealership (watch out for the speed bumps!) on the west side of Dufferin Street, south of the 401, and

(2) through the parking lot on the south side of Yorkdale Road, west of Dufferin Street. If you are arriving on the 401 from the west, exit the 401 at Dufferin St. and use the car dealership entrance, located at street lights at the bottom of the exit ramp on the right.

If you are arriving on the 401 from the east, exit the 401 to the Allen Road southbound, and exit the Allen Road to Yorkdale Road on the right.

Proceed along Yorkdale road which crosses Dufferin at which point you may either turn left and use the car dealership entrance on the right (beyond the 401 underpass), or alternately proceed past Dufferin and use the parking lot entrance off of Yorkdale road on the left (beyond a different 401 underpass).