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11 Sep

MD’s Corner: Ch-ch-changes – What’s Going on (with Data)?

2023-09-11T15:35:30-07:00September 11, 2023|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes Quality improvement (QI) work and data-driven practice improvement are vital tools that support Joy in Work, lifelong learning and system improvement. Clinician engagement with data-driven practice improvement is also one of the priorities of the Family Practice Services Committee (e.g. panel management). There are calls for “more data” to support health care system change yet moving [...]

5 Sep

Passing the Torch: A chat between HDC’s outgoing and incoming Board Chairs, Dr. Shirley Sze and Dr. Omesh Syal

2023-09-15T11:11:57-07:00September 5, 2023|News|

By Dr. Omesh Syal Watch the interview (~8 minutes) After HDC’s Annual General Meeting later this month, one of HDC’s founders and Board Chair, Dr. Shirley Sze, will be stepping down from her role and the organization. Shirley has been a physician champion of clinical professional development, foreseeing early during the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) how practice data [...]

21 Jun

Patient Attachment in Nelson BC & Weighing What’s Best for the Community

2023-09-22T09:04:16-07:00June 21, 2023|Bright Spots, News|

A Future Where Everyone has a Family Doctor One million people in British Columbia do not have a family doctor. Everyone ideally should have a family doctor (#EveryoneDeservesAFamilyDoctor), and BC’s new Longitudinal Family Physician (LFP) Payment Model is a significant step forward to achieve that goal. To help guide us there, the HDC Discover platform can contextualize EMR data to [...]

13 Jun

MD’s Corner: From Siloed Groups to High Functioning Teams

2023-06-13T15:24:16-07:00June 13, 2023|MD's Corner, News|

The challenges and pay-offs of growing your team and infusing QI at its core  By Dr. Cole Stanley Foreword: Here I try to pull together my thoughts on the importance of a team-based care approach in primary care, and what conditions we need for our teams to thrive. I’m learning this with my team as we go, including from mistakes [...]

31 May

Frailty in Kootenay Boundary: Promoting Patient-Centred Team-Based Care

2023-09-15T14:10:53-07:00May 31, 2023|Bright Spots, News|

As our population continues to age and life expectancy grows, it can become increasingly important to maintain the quality of life (QoL) in older patients. A patient's desire to prioritize their functional status and QoL may change the objectives and options for their care. A patient-centred Team-Based Care (TBC) strategy offers a preventative approach and ongoing management of frail patients. [...]

5 May

MD’s Corner: The Art and Science of Healthcare Transformation

2023-05-05T13:58:37-07:00May 5, 2023|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes Most readers will agree that health care delivery is undergoing serious change.  Working through time of change can be challenging but inspiring.  I’m excited to work with an organization that supports continual improvement and reflection. The Health Data Coalition was founded and exists to empower primary care clinicians and community organizations to use data to inform [...]

26 Apr

Small, Repeatable Steps Prove Big Effects on Patient Care

2023-09-08T13:51:40-07:00April 26, 2023|Bright Spots, News|

Collaborative support from the Health Data Coalition (HDC) and the Practice Support Program (PSP) to enable practice improvement When Dr. Ashraf El Karsh, a family physician in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island enrolled with the HDC, he didn’t have a lot of extra time in his day. However, he recognized the value of data in tracking his patient outcomes, so [...]

5 Apr

MD’s Corner: One more thing? GROSS!

2023-04-11T10:02:13-07:00April 5, 2023|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Cole Stanley Starting with subtraction to simplify and embed QI in our fragile overstretched systems Getting Rid Of Stupid Stuff (GROSS) so that you can focus on high value work It’s nearing the end of another busy clinic day. With one colleague sick and another on vacation, you’ve barely been able to fit in the patients you need [...]

3 Apr

The Value of Team Based Care, In Numbers

2023-04-03T09:17:12-07:00April 3, 2023|Bright Spots, News|

When David Chan walked into the Rocky Mountain Health Centre in Fernie B.C., he wasn't expecting to uncover a team based care success story. As part of David's role as a Clinical Services Manager for the Health Data Coalition (HDC), he often visits clinics in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. The Rocky Mountain Health Centre has six Family [...]

30 Mar

View Average Encounters via the Population Pyramid

2023-03-30T16:58:18-07:00March 30, 2023|Tips & Tricks|

Historical encounter data can inform and help providers plan for the future. One can reflect on the average encounters per patient over the past 3 years, by viewing their HDC Discover Population Pyramid.  In this view, the Population Pyramid provides a summary of demographic profile data for your practice – age and sex groupings of your patient population, as well [...]