Live User Group Meeting

Virtual Health User Group: Fall 2021

Tuesday, November 30 • 1 P.M. ET • Cost: Complimentary

About the event

Have you missed going to user group meetings? We know virtual user group meetings won't be able to replace the feeling of being in-person, but we missed you so much we had to do something next best.

Hear from SAS users and what they've been working on. We will have presentations from Jason Flindall and Samantha Magnus from BC Ministry of Health about the Ministry's study to evaluate the direct and indirect effects that the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it has had on the health care utilization behaviour. As well, Jody Pow from HQCA will focus on data visualization by talking about the Primary Care Panel Reports.

Join us as we connect and learn from each other like old times.

Are You Ready: 

  • To hear what other SAS users are doing in Healthcare
  • To get to know other SAS users, and
  • To have some fun with us

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About the Experts

Jason Flindall
Senior Analyst

Dr. Jason Flindall is a Senior Analyst in the Population and Public Health Analytics & Special Projects department in HSIAR, the Health Sector Information, Analysis, and Reporting division within the B.C. Ministry of Health. He has a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge (2014-2017) and has held postdoctoral research fellowships at UBC (NSERC, 2018-2020) and the B.C. Ministry of Health (MITACS CSPA, 2020). 

Samantha Magnus
Director of Methodologies and Cross-Sector Analysis

Samantha Magnus, MPH, MBA is Director of the Methodologies and Cross-Sector Analysis team in the Health Sector Information, Analysis and Reporting Division, B.C. Ministry of Health. She holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Victoria as well as an MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. She sits on the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s (CIHI) case-mix advisory group and has several years’ experience in both qualitative and quantitative research.

Jody Pow
Lead Data Manager

Jody Pow is the Lead Data Manager with the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA).  For the last 11 years, Jody has managed the HQCA's administrative data holdings as well as being the team lead for the HQCA's Primary Care Panel Reports which are available to all family physicians, paediatricians and nurse practitioners free of charge.  These valuable resources assist their audiences in managing and treating their patient panels and include include information on demographics, chronic disease prevalence, health care utilisation, screening and vaccination status.