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Data & Decision Support

Data and Decision Support is a corporate centralized analytics, reporting and decision support service specializing in reporting relating to clinical care. Data and Decision Support analysts are able to draw from a variety of clinical databases to create reports regarding clinical processes and outcomes.

How Do I Make a Data Request?

To make a data request, please fill out the one-page request form and send it to dataanddecisionsupport@covenanthealth.ca

If you have other types of measurement and reporting requests (eg. project evaluation consultation, or training regarding the use of Tableau or Statit), contact Tammy Arntson 

Resources

Health Service Planning Resources

Government of Alberta - Primary Health Care Community Profiles 

Alberta Health has developed a series of reports to provide a broad range of demographic, socio-economic, and population health statistics considered relevant to primary health care for communities across the province. 

Government of Alberta – Health System Outcomes and Measurement Framework

Framework for the Government of Alberta’s vision for Alberta’s health system, including outcomes that the health system is expected to achieve, logic model, and performance measures.

Government of Alberta – Performance Measures Information System (PMIS)

Short overview of the provincial approach to health performance measures, including categories, descriptions, and definitions.

Alberta Health Services - “How Healthy Are We?” Report

This provincial report contains a population, socioeconomics and health summary for Alberta.   

Government of Alberta – Interactive Health Data Application

Health status and determinants of health related information displayed in an interactive dashboard based on geography or searchable by topic (e.g. chronic disease, health service utilization, infectious disease, etc.). Within each topic are a number of data sets that can be sorted based on timeframe, gender, and other parameters as selected by the user.

Government of Alberta – Alberta Wait Times Reporting Website

Wait times by procedure, zone, and additional parameters as selected by the user.

Government of Alberta – Health Publications

A comprehensive list of Alberta government publications on health related topics.

Government of Alberta – Health Statistics Publications

A comprehensive list of Alberta government health statistics publications.

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) – Homepage

The HQCA collects and interprets data on Alberta’s health system, focused mainly on service quality and patient safety.

Statistics Canada – Health Indicators and Related Documents

Information on indicators measuring the health of the Canadian population and the effectiveness of Canada’s health systems.

Statistics Canada - Health in Canada

Resource for Canadian Health statistics trends, and reports. Health profiles by province, region, zone, and city.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) - Quick Stats

Statistics on acute care, continuing care, primary care, specialized care and health workforce across Canada.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) -  Indicator Library

Comprehensive list of data collected by CIHI and at what level it is reported

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) - Health Indicators Interactive Tool

Search for health indicator data by province, region, or year.

 If you have a suggestion for additional Health Service Planning links, please contact Tammy Arntson  

How Does Data and Decision Support Support Accreditation?

Data and Decision Support provides Covenant Health leaders with information to help plan resource allocation per Section 5.1 of the 2014 Leadership Standards which states, "The organization's leaders collect or have access to information about the community's health status, capacities, and health care needs." 

Questions/Contact Information

Tammy Arntson
Manager, Data and Decision Support
780.735.2726
dataanddecisionsupport@covenanthealth.ca