Facts and faces: getting more value from anecdotal data

NOTE: This is one of the Profession-Based IHP Sessions at the AFHTO 2018 conference. It is open to Quality Improvement Decision-Support Specialists (QIDSS), Quality Improvement and Information Management Support (QIIMS) specialilsts, and other QIDSS-like folks working for AFHTO members.

This interactive workshop will show how weaving stories and anecdotes into facts and data can reveal a clearer, fuller picture of progress and prompt new possibilities for change. Workshop participants will be asked to explore new ways to show, tell and present what they know so that people will be able to better understand and relate to their work – and act on it.

About Sine MacKinnon

Sine (pronounced like “Sheena”) is a seasoned public policy writer, health-care communications leader and stakeholder engagement specialist.  She has extensive strategic communications, engagement and writing experience and expertise in organizations and settings such as:

  • The Change Foundation
  • Health Council of Canada
  • Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
  • York University, Office of the President
  • Office of the Premier of Ontario (1993-1995)

Sine has a background in journalism and 25 years of experience working on public policy issues with national and provincial health-care entities, academics and government leaders.  Most recently, she served as a writer and editor for a report based on the independent external review of pan-Canadian health organizations, led by Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest and Dr. Danielle Martin: Fit for Purpose: Findings and Recommendations of the External Review of Pan-Canadian Health Organizations.