Brights Spots

31 May

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

2023-06-02T16:50:05-07:00May 31, 2023|Brights 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. [...]

26 Apr

Small, Repeatable Steps Prove Big Effects on Patient Care

2023-04-26T15:10:33-07:00April 26, 2023|Brights Spots, News|

Collaborative support from the Health Data Coalition (HDC) and the Practice Support Program (PSP) to enable practice improvement When Dr. 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 he [...]

3 Apr

The Value of Team Based Care, In Numbers

2023-04-03T09:17:12-07:00April 3, 2023|Brights 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 [...]

16 Jan

HDC Bright Spots

2023-01-16T14:11:02-08:00January 16, 2023|Brights Spots, News|

The joy of showing your team the results of their efforts As Medical Directors for HDC, Dr. Oona Hayes and I (Dr. Cole Stanley) have been keen to speak with our family physician peers across the province to hear how others have been working to improve care for their patients and using HDC Discover to track progress. For our first [...]

7 Sep

Dr El Karsh’s Journey with HDC Discover

2023-04-04T10:33:31-07:00September 7, 2021|Brights Spots, News|

Dr El Karsh practices family medicine in the community of Qualicum beach on Vancouver Island. In recent months, Dr. El Karsh decided to join the Health Data Coalition (HDC) to support his quality improvement efforts using HDC Discover. He found the application easy to use, complimented his Med Access EMR well, especially for seeing ‘at a glance’ areas that he [...]

1 Apr

Physician Journey: Complex care visits for diabetic patients

2023-01-16T14:09:59-08:00April 1, 2021|Brights Spots, News|

Dr Omesh Syal used HDC Discover to conduct a quality improvement project that both benefitted his patients and his practice. Dr Omesh Syal, a family physician in Prince George, was browsing his HDC Discover dashboard to gain a higher-level perspective of his practice. With Prince George having both a rurally and culturally diverse population, Dr Syal decided [...]