Virtual Health User Group

Thursday, April 29th | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST | Cost: Complimentary

There are so many SAS users across Canada doing great work in Health Care. The Virtual Health User Group (VHUG) aims to showcase what is being done in this industry, from coast to coast. All the while, connecting you with other brilliant minds. Now, more than ever, we aim to bring the health care communities together and encourage discussions to learn from one another.  Join us to experience the art of the possible.

SAS User Groups provide an excellent opportunity to meet other SAS users, share knowledge and experience, and learn more about SAS solutions from colleagues, peers and SAS professionals. Whether you're a seasoned SAS software user with experiences to share or a newcomer who'd like to interact with other users, a user group is an excellent way to help you get the most value from your SAS technology. User groups offer a unique opportunity to:

  • Get an immediate return on your time investment. You can apply the techniques and skills you've learned as soon as you return to work.
  • Learn what's worked from other users and SAS professionals dealing with similar challenges
  • Get to know other SAS users and tap into local SAS resources

We look forward to seeing you on April 29th.


Featured Speakers

Dario Medina
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst for Wealth
TD Bank


George Danso
Senior Economist
Alberta Health

Nirosha Gunasekara
Senior Analyst
Alberta Health


12:00 PM - 12:05 PMWelcome and Introduction
Harsh Vardhan, SAS Canada
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM

Using Data Visualization to Provide Insights - Alberta Health: Health Economic & Funding Branch's Experience
George Danso & Nirosha Gunasekara, Alberta Health

Alberta Health (AH) has incorporated data visualization in a variety of projects to ensure key information is provided to decision-makers in a timely and easy to understand manner. In this presentation, the Health Economics and Funding Branch at AH will share their experience in working with SAS Visual Analytics to inform others. They will also showcase a few real visualization projects and highlight what worked well and what did not work well.

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit
Dario Medina, McMaster University

Introduction to fundamental concepts and practices of the analytics life cycle as described in the Book “The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit: A Practical Guide for an Effective Analytics Capability”

Applications: Business analysis in Financial Industry and Teaching

12:55 PM - 1:00 PMClosing Remarks