Public Health Ontario (PHO) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of everyone living in Ontario and reducing inequities in health. It links public health practitioners, frontline health workers and researchers to scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world. As well as operating public health laboratories, its work includes research, professional development and knowledge services. PHO’s main clients are local public health units, government and health care providers and institutions.
PHO wanted to develop a reporting system for public health information. This started with the need to create a dashboard that could be used to support the public health community in making informed decisions and taking informed action to protect and promote public health. Jeremy Herring Epidemiologist Lead, says this was the point at which a centralized business intelligence platform that makes PHO’s analytic products accessible to various audiences.