0164 Health data literacy unpacked


Learn from Xiyuan (Siuwin) Wang, CHIM, CHE, MHSc, BHA, as he examines the definition, importance, and history of data literacy. This session will unpack data literacy and how we can plan for a better health care system with data-driven decisions. Siuwin will expound on the concept of asking questions with data. A mini-Excel template will be available to assist you with learning and understanding concepts for qualitative vs. quantitative data.

This session will benefit recent graduates looking to pursue a career in data analytics and intermediate-level professionals interested in sharpening their knowledge of data literacy and engagement skills with decision-makers. Advanced professionals may share this session with colleagues in any of the previous categories and non-members interested in health care. 



Presented by
Xiyuan (Siuwin) Wang,
Director, Business Analytics and Health Information Management
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Xiyuan (Siuwin) Wang currently works as the director of business analytics and health information management at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital with over 15 years of industry experience across acute care, long-term care, home community care, local health integration networks, and the Ontario Hospital Association, mainly in the data analytics field.

Siuwin’s expertise is helping health care organizations to realize the full potential of their datasets to reduce costs, and improve efficiency and patient outcomes. In addition to analytics strategies, Siuwin helps organizations to develop analytics frameworks with a balanced scorecard approach linking strategies to actions with the use of data to inform evidence-based decision making.

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