Seminar Series: Janice Tijssen

Date: March 19
Time: 1:30 p.m. EST

“Validation of Administrative Codes: Why Bother?”

London-Janice-Tijssen_320x360.jpgDr. Janice Tijssen

Assistant Professor
Paediatric Critical Care
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Health administrative data is rich. Clinical questions about diagnostics and therapeutics can be readily answered. It is tempting to pursue these questions rather than doing a laborious chart review or creating an expensive registry. However, health administrative databases are not created for research purposes and thus may not be as accurate as we hope. Through validation work, we can determine how much to trust the codes we use to answer our research questions. This talk will explore validation work in Ontario, the process of validating codes, and will provide the audience with some guiding principles.

Short Bio:
Dr. Janice Tijssen completed her medical school at McGill University in 2006 and went on to complete her Paediatric Residency and obtain her FRCPC in 2010 from the joint training program of McMaster University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She went on to complete her critical care fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She also completed her MSc in Health Services Research at the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She completed the Faculty Scholars Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) at Western and is now an adjunct ICES Scientist. Her research interests include cardiac arrest and health care access. She is a member of the several international resuscitation committees and is involved in producing internationally accepted resuscitation guidelines adopted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. She is the medical director for the Paediatric Critical Care Unit at Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre's, the Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) education program, the Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Team (PCCOT) and co-medical director for the Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Network.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 959 1396 2951
Passcode: epibio

Dial-In by Phone
+1 647 558 0588 (Canada)
Meeting ID: 959 1396 2951
Passcode: 323551