The Net-worth of Networks

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In the modern era of accountability the most critical question an individual organization is asked is how does your outcome fare with your colleagues? Are they better, worse or equal to your colleague or likewise institutes locally, nationally and internationally? In this webinar, you will learn about a journey of national networking and beginner’s steps of international networking. Through the experience of Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) and International Network for Evaluation of Outcomes in Neonates (iNeo), the other roles of networks such as research, quality improvement, collaboration, training, health service evaluation and advocacy will be explained that has ultimately led to improved outcomes of neonates. Challenges in organizing, sustaining and constantly improving processes of network will be highlighted. 



Profile2013.jpgDr. Prakesh Shah

Dr. Shah is a Professor in Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Canada. He holds an Applied Research Chair from CIHR in Reproductive and Child Health Services Research. Currently, he is the director of the Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) and an International Network for Evaluation of Outcomes of Neonates (iNeo) whereby he oversees a project of benchmarking outcomes of very low birth weight neonates in eleven countries with population-based neonatal networks with a final aim of improving quality of care across 240 NICUs participating in the network. His areas of interest include Patient and Disease oriented research in neonatal-perinatal medicine, Health services and epidemiological research in Maternal-Newborn care, Knowledge synthesis and Quality improvement. He has published >240 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, >20 book chapters and >20 monographs.

Created by Ann Watkins on 2016/01/25 21:19