Alan Forster, MD, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa

Alan Forster, MD, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa

Dr. Alan Forster is the Vice President of Innovation and Quality at the Ottawa Hospital which is one of Canada’s largest and most productive research hospitals.  His research in the domain of health system quality and effectiveness has had significant global impact.  His work, which takes advantage of a sophisticated data and analytics platform, has led to remarkable improvements in the quality and cost of care in Ottawa, Ontario.  Key to this success has been the ability to build predictive algorithms for hospital based adverse events, which have informed healthcare decision making by clinicians and managers.