Posted on February 04, 2017

Scholars from Canada and Qatar recently came together at the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) to share knowledge and investigate ways the two countries can work together to improve health care. Over 100 academics and health-care professionals from both countries came together to take a look at how data science can be used to help improve patient care while managing costs effectively.

“Health-care organizations around the world are seeing an increase in demand for services,” said conference chair Dr. Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi. “This means that the importance of harnessing data and analytics is increasing all the time. Scholars from our two countries are looking for ways to work together to share experiences and learn from each other about techniques to capture, store and use data for disease surveillance, monitoring quality of care and health system performance.” Setting the stage, Dr. Enas Mohamed from Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) praised the organizers of the Symposium as it aligned with QNRF funding initiatives “Towards Building a knowledge-based economy” in Qatar,

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The conference was organized by UCQ and sponsored by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the O’Brien Institute of Public Health at the University of Calgary in Canada. It featured prominent scholars from the University of Calgary and Ottawa Hospital. UCQ is accepting applications from Qatari nationals and residents to their various undergraduate and graduate nursing programs through March 1, 2017. For more information about UCQ nursing programs, the admission processes, and criteria, please visit the UCQ website at www.ucalgary.edu.qa.

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