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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

2022-11-30T12:23:36-08:00November 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

2022-11-30T12:23:02-08:00November 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 [...]

26 Jan

Welcoming Dr Oona Hayes as HDC Medical Director

2022-01-26T14:00:35-08:00January 26, 2022|News|

We’re thrilled to welcome Dr Oona Hayes MD, CCFP, FCFP as our new Medical Director. Dr Hayes’ experience as a practicing family physician complements her passion for a learning health system. She believes family physicians actualize their highest potential as health advocates and leaders when they engage with their practice data and quality improvement. Dr Hayes is active with BC [...]

4 Jan

A Decade of Data with Dr Bruce Hobson

2022-01-04T14:57:43-08:00January 4, 2022|News|

Dr Bruce Hobson has been HDC’s Medical Director since March 2017, but he’s been a champion for HDC since the very beginning. He was involved with the Health Data Coalition even before its precursor, the Physician Data Collaborative. After over 20 years, Dr Hobson is moving on from HDC. His dedication and passion for improving patient care using data has [...]