The healthcare industry strives to provide the best care for its patients in the most efficient way possible. Yet where other industries have harnessed the power of data to become more productive and profitable, healthcare has lagged. At most hospitals rich data sources are locked away in silos, making it difficult to make informed decisions.
At St. Michael's Hospital we are transforming how we use data by building an integrated repository of high-quality data. Just as importantly, we are bringing a rigorous approach to analyzing this data by creating the LKS-CHART, a service-based data science team mandated to catalyze communities of management and clinical leaders to make transformative changes that improve patient outcomes and health system efficiency.