Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 107, Issue 4–5, pp e480–e481 | Cite as

Outcomes of an investment in administrative data infrastructure: An example of capacity building at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

  • Justine Orr
  • Mark SmithEmail author
  • Charles Burchill
  • Alan Katz
  • Randy Fransoo


Using the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy as an example, this commentary discusses how even small investments in population health data can create a multitude of research benefits. The authors highlight that through infrastructure development such as acquiring databases, facilitating access to data and developing data management practices, new, innovative research can be achieved at relatively low cost.

Key words

Data linkage health care research investments population health 


À travers l’exemple du Centre de la politique des soins de santé du Manitoba, le présent commentaire montre que même de petits investissements dans les données de santé des populations peuvent présenter une multitude d’avantages pour la recherche. Les auteurs soulignent que par le développement d’infrastructures (acquisition de bases de données, facilitation de l’accès aux données et élaboration de pratiques de gestion des données), on peut réaliser de la recherche nouvelle et innovatrice à prix relativement abordable.

Mots clés

couplage de données recherche sur les soins de santé investissement population santé 


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© The Canadian Public Health Association 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Justine Orr
    • 1
  • Mark Smith
    • 2
    Email author
  • Charles Burchill
    • 2
  • Alan Katz
    • 2
  • Randy Fransoo
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Manitoba Bannatyne CampusWinnipegCanada

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