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11 Apr

Empowering Physicians With Their Own Practice Information 

2024-04-11T15:11:48-07:00April 11, 2024|News|

Thoughts from our Board Chair: Dr. Omesh Syal  As we start our new fiscal year, the Health Data Coalition’s (HDC) Board Chair, Dr. Omesh Syal discussed  how he’s approaching his role and what he hopes for the organisation. While working in his Prince George practice, Omesh began contributing to the HDC Board in 2020. Since then, he’s taken on leadership [...]

18 Mar

FPSC Practice Supports: HDC & PSP Working Together in Fernie BC

2024-04-16T14:44:25-07:00March 18, 2024|Bright Spots|

The Family Practice Services Committee (FPSC) works on behalf of physicians to strengthen full-service family practice and patient care in BC, representing a partnership of the Doctors of BC and the Government of BC. The FPSC provides practice supports for family physicians, and these are often complementary, providing greater benefit together than on their own. The following article highlights how [...]

11 Jan

The LFP Payment Model & Preventative Medicine

2024-01-11T14:24:57-08:00January 11, 2024|Bright Spots|

"The LFP Payment Model has enabled me to practice Family Medicine…” - Dr. Lilian Shyman The Longitudinal Family Physician (LFP) Payment Model was developed by the BC Ministry of Health in consultation with BC Family Doctors and Doctors of BC. An alternative to the fee-for-service model, the LFP payment model is a blended model to support physicians in family practice [...]

8 Dec

Translating Vision into Action

2023-12-08T14:52:00-08:00December 8, 2023|MD's Corner|

By Oona Hayes We are facing significant, complex problems in health care, and we know there are no simple answers. Quality improvement science acknowledges that changing one part of a system will destabilize other parts. We must define and refine the problems we aim to fix with system changes to provide individuals with clear goals and the desire for change. [...]

7 Dec

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Clinics’ Trends Validate Patient Focus

2024-03-07T15:24:04-08:00December 7, 2023|Bright Spots|

Understanding patient populations by reviewing measures and monitoring practice trends to make decisions that improve patient care and clinic functionality is inspiring. Health Care on Yates is a Nurse Practitioner led primary care clinic in Victoria, B.C. Their goal is to deliver comprehensive team based primary health care services. When Kent Marley, Health Data Coalition’s (HDC) Clinical Services Manager, visited [...]

14 Nov

Collaborative Quality Improvement Leaves Physicians Feeling Organised and Confident

2024-04-02T15:23:20-07:00November 14, 2023|Bright Spots|

Family physician and HDC Board member, Dr. Angela Jennings, first remembers hearing about Quality Improvement projects (QI), also referred to as facilitation cycles, through a Family Physician Services Committee (FPSC) panel management project back in 2018. The project challenged physicians to look at their patient panel, assess the prevalence of chronic medical conditions and be more proactive in terms of [...]

9 Nov

HDC Announces Its New Board Chair and Vice-Chair

2023-11-09T15:29:43-08:00November 9, 2023|News|

The Health Data Coalition (HDC) is a physician-led not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to enable data informed healthcare for physicians and the healthcare system.  The HDC is pleased to announce Dr. Omesh Syal as its new Chair of the Board of Directors and Dr. Lawrence Yang as its new Vice-Chair, who will lead the organization to deliver a trusted source [...]

16 Oct

MD’s Corner – The Circles of Healthcare Data Hell 

2024-06-17T14:35:53-07:00October 16, 2023|MD's Corner|

By Dr. Cole Stanley I’m sitting here at 36000 feet somewhere over the Pacific, on a long-haul flight with no WIFI, and I can finally sustain some focus. My team has given me no easy task this month: write an “engaging” article about the role of our Clinical Data Stewardship Committee (CDSC). Hmmm, maybe we could start by calling it [...]

13 Oct

October is Cyber Security Month

2023-10-13T08:35:24-07:00October 13, 2023|News|

In Canada, October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. This internationally recognized campaign helps businesses and the public learn more about the importance of cyber security and staying secure online.   Cyber security monitoring is an ongoing operational activity at HDC. Our architecture and anonymization processes ensure that information about a clinic’s patients is protected to minimize the risks of cyber-attacks or [...]

26 Sep

HDC Board Member Thanks and Welcome

2022-09-26T09:34:14-07:00September 26, 2022|News|

The Health Data Coalition would like to acknowledge Dr. Dan Horvat, in recognition of his enduring dedication and commitment as a founding HDC Board Director. Dan served the HDC board for the past six years, as well as serving on our Governance and External Advisory committees.  His friendly nature and vision towards learning health systems will have lasting impact on [...]