A unifying theme in our research is the use of electronically available data generated through the delivery and administration of healthcare and through the education of health professionals. In our research, we develop and evaluate ways to make these data more accessible to practitioners, administrators, consumers, and researchers. We also use these data ourselves to answer questions about the delivery and administration of healthcare, medical education, and public health.
From a methodological perspective, our research tends to focus on accessing and integrating distributed databases, transmitting those data over secure networks, presenting the data to users in an informative manner, and then evaluating the impact of the information on decision-making and longer-term outcomes. Depending on the research project, the users may be clinicians, public health practitioners, administrators, consumers, or researchers.
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The moxxi project provides an e-prescribing platform for over 100 family physicians in Montreal and enables research into decision support, adverse events, and adoption of information technology.
Research data infrastructure
The IRIS-Québec project automates the process of accessing administrative and clinical data from various sources. By providing a single entry point to multiple, federated research data warehouses and administrative databases, the project aims to speed the movement of knowledge 'from bench to bedside'.
Public health surveillance
The public health surveillance program of research aims to develop and evaluate methods for detecting cases and population health patterns in electronically available data generated routinely through clinical practice and healthcare administration. This program also aims to understand the impact of surveillance information on decision-making in public health practice.