Reports from Collaborative Workshops

Diabetes Action Canada, in collaboration with the Fields Institute Centre for Quantitative Analysis and Modelling (Fields-CQAM), and the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence held a two-day data workshop June 17th and 18th 2019.   The exercise provided much needed insights into the feasibility of using advanced mathematic modelling and artificial intelligence on Canadian EMR data in a high-performance computing environment.

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To explore ways in which data can remain safe while also becoming more easily accessible to researchers who examine issues of public interest, Diabetes Action Canada and the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society at the University of Toronto teamed up to host a collaborative, cross-disciplinary workshop to uncover insights about how health data could be liberated from the outdated
mechanisms that ostensibly protect privacy, but actually act as obstacles to improved health outcomes for patients.

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