QI Innovations Conference 2022

Better Data – Better Decisions – Better Outcomes

April 12, 2022

E-QIP was thrilled to co-host our second virtual conference, QI Innovations: Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes with our partners, Ontario Health, the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions and the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) Community of Interest, which is supported by the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) at CAMH. With over 1000 registrants and 710 attendees this year’s conference brought together mental health and addiction providers and system planners to share knowledge and ideas centered on the collection and use of data for quality improvement at the client/tenant, organization/program and system level. This year’s conference also featured a specialized stream on children and youth. This year’s conference provided opportunities for participants to network with each other using a virtual platform, connect with exhibitors and view poster presentations from E-QIP’s own QI and data coaching project teams.

Keynote Address

Dr. Laura Rosella, PhD, MHSc

Laura Rosella, PhD, MHSc, is the Principal Investigator and Scientific Director of the Population Health Analytics Lab. She is an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, where she holds Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, the Stephen Family Research Chair in Community Health at the Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners, the Education Lead for the Temerty Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM), and the Associate Director of Education and Training at the University of Toronto’s Data Science Initiative (DSI). Her additional scientific appointments include Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute and the Schwartz Reisman Institute, and Site Director for ICES UofT. Her research interests include population health and health equity, data science, predictive models to support public health planning, knowledge translation and evaluation, and population health management. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of epidemiology, population health and health services research. She has been awarded several national grants, including a CIHR Foundation grant to support her population health analytics research program. Notably, Dr. Rosella was awarded the Brian MacMahon Early Career Epidemiology Award by the Society for Epidemiologic Research and was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Her research has been featured by several media outlets, including Forbes, Newsweek, Reuters, CBC, CTV, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Toronto Star.


Maria Papadimitriou
Director, Quality and System Transformation, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario