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PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker: Israel's national quality indicators program: the interface of public health and clinical care
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Chronic Diseases and Injuries; Health Promotion; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Israel's national health insurance law ensures universal access to health care via membership in one of four health maintenance organizations. Since 2003, using data from electronic medical records (EMR), the National Quality Indicators program in Community Health care (QICH) has measured processes and outcomes in seven domains including pediatrics, health promotion, diabetes care, cardiovascular health, early detection of cancer, respiratory diseases and geriatrics. Results are disseminated locally and reported to the OECD. The QICH is unique because of its use of population-level data abstracted from the EMR without reliance on surveys or samples. Data from QICH also provide opportunities for population-based research. Dr. Paltiel will discuss how these quality indicators are helping to shape both public health and clinical care in Israel.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Ora Paltiel

Dr. Ora Paltiel received her  bachelor of science  from the University of Toronto in 1978, her medical degree from  McGill University in 1982 and her master’s of epidemiology/biostatistics from McGill university in 1989. She is an internist, hematologist and epidemiologist currently  living in Israel and working  at Hadassah-Hebrew University. Besides  caring for patients with hematological malignances, she is the Director of the International  Masters in Public Health Program, and the Center for Research in Clinical Epidemiology. She is a member of the Directorate of Israel's National Quality Indicators Program. She teaches courses on Clinical Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology and Clinical Trials,  and her research focuses mainly on cancer epidemiology.

Public Health Ontario Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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