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12 Jan

Sending and Accepting Share Requests

2023-01-17T10:38:58-08:00January 12, 2023|Tips & Tricks|

Sending Sharing Requests Sharing Requests have been developed so physicians can meet in small groups and work collaboratively on quality improvement projects. Each accepted Share Request allows you to view your colleagues aggregate data in line with yours. This adds value to small group learning sessions by enabling a group of physicians or other providers to discuss patterns of practice, [...]

11 Jan

MD’s Corner: Happy New Year!

2023-01-11T10:40:51-08:00January 11, 2023|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes My resolution, as one of the medical directors of the Health Data Coalition, is to connect with colleagues who are using and contributing their practice data to HDC Discover. What are the issues in your practices? What is working well and what is challenging?   This year brings hope in the choice of a new payment model [...]

2 Dec

MD’s Corner: Cogwheel Counterfactual

2022-12-02T15:49:26-08:00December 2, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Cole Stanley The high stakes path to embedded frontline QI and why we need to take it now  Preface – In true QI style, I’ve decided to test out something new. Unlike a lot of other business articles (of sedating quality), I’ve indulged in a lengthier intro, with hopes that the result is a little less dry and [...]

30 Nov

Introduction to data source preferences

2023-01-17T10:40:04-08:00November 30, 2022|Tips & Tricks|

Introduction to  Data source preferences in HDC Discover In your HDC Discover account you can review different data levels. You can see your individual panel, clinic panel, your Division of Family practice aggregate, your Health Authority aggregate and many other options.   To select your preferred data sources please log in to your HDC Discover  account.   Click the Set Data Source [...]

30 Nov

Adding new users to an existing clinic

2023-01-17T10:40:23-08:00November 30, 2022|Tips & Tricks|

Introduction to Add Member feature in HDC Discover If you have a new member in your clinic: a doctor, an NP, an MOA or office manager you can add them into your clinic’s HDC account.  Once added they will have access to their own data set and/ or the clinic and system aggregates. To do this, log in to your [...]

1 Nov

MD’s Corner: MOAs – The Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

2022-11-01T18:39:15-07:00November 1, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes In my last instalment in this series, I highlighted the benefits of increasing one's "Joy in work" and the necessary conditions for this work. I agree with Dr. Stanley that this is the time to lean into quality improvement work. I'm doing a project about increasing the "joy in work" of my Medical Office Assistant (MOA) [...]

4 Oct

MD’s Corner: Out of the Crisis

2022-10-04T13:43:24-07:00October 4, 2022|MD's Corner|

Our fragile system needs embedded quality improvement (QI)  By Dr. Cole Stanley We’ve reached a crisis point in primary care in BC. Family physicians are burning out like never before. Clinics are closing, the public uproar is loud and sustained, and politicians can’t afford to look away. Day-sheets are overpacked, inboxes overflowing, and we’re forced to trudge through the same [...]

13 Sep

MD’s Corner: Focusing on “What matters to you?”

2022-09-15T10:20:49-07:00September 13, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes Focusing on "what matters to you" defines your values and preferences in the face of a challenge. The B.C. Patient Quality and Safety Council encourages providers to use this question as part of patient-centered care. Patients have perspectives and preferences that inform their care and support needs which we can only guess if we don't ask. [...]

8 Sep

Passing the Torch: A chat between HDC’s outgoing and incoming Medical Directors, Dr. Bill Clifford and Dr. Cole Stanley

2022-09-08T15:26:35-07:00September 8, 2022|News|

By Dr. Cole Stanley This summer, Dr. Bill Clifford retires from his role as HDC Medical Director. Dr. Clifford is a founder of HDC and has been a champion of data-driven practice since the introduction of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in BC. Bill has been a leader in harnessing the power of IT to ensure patients receive coordinated, quality care. [...]

17 May

Host a Data Party, Connect with Your Community

2022-05-19T16:39:00-07:00May 17, 2022|News|

It’s exciting to see data parties becoming popular throughout the province. We're happy to be able to share two recent stories of successful Data Parties hosted in Chilliwack and the Fraser-Northwest. Chilliwack Chilliwack Division and their members came together mid March, also with strong support from the local PSP coach and Division leadership. This event brought a core group of quality improvement enthusiasts together for [...]