10 Mar

HDC Discover Version 2.27 Release Notes

2023-03-10T15:10:31-08:00March 10, 2023|News, Release Notes|

What’s New ? Group Notification Email notifications have been created for the following scenarios: When a HDC Discover user has been invited to join a member group When an HDC Discover organization has been invited to join an organization group. In such cases, the Clinic Admin for that organization will receive the email notification. Also, the HDC user will have [...]

6 Mar

MD’s Corner: Please give me back some time!

2023-03-06T17:31:44-08:00March 6, 2023|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes How can we use data to change the way certain services are delivered?  Whether it's an office schedule where the next available appointment is a few weeks out or filling out insurance forms late at night, I know the clinicians reading this all experience time pressures in our practices. A common complaint from patients is that [...]

13 Feb

MD’s Corner: The life-changing magic of tidying up…your EMR coding

2023-02-13T13:54:58-08:00February 13, 2023|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Cole Stanley Turning diagnostic coding from a necessary evil into a vital practice tool I can think of few things that spark less joy in medicine than the task of choosing the proper diagnostic code(s). Too often I find myself on page 3+ of the search results, wading through the overly detailed and outdated nomenclature, still coming up [...]

24 Jan

HDC Discover Version 2.26 Release Notes

2023-01-24T10:05:04-08:00January 24, 2023|News, Release Notes|

 What’s New?  The following measures are now available for MedAccess and Profile EMRs. As part of improving our descriptions of measures, the names of the measures have been updated to better describe the measure. New Summary Antibiotic prescribed in the past year Clindamycin prescribed in the past year Azithromycin prescribed in the past year Ampicillin prescribed in the past year [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

9 Dec

HDC Discover Version 2.25 Release Notes

2022-12-09T12:58:06-08:00December 9, 2022|News, Release Notes|

 What’s New?  CHSA and postal code lookups  A new field has been introduced under the Organization settings page called Community Health Service Area (CHSA). CHSAs are a defined geographical area underneath Local Health Authority (LHA) in geographical hierarchy.  This field will replace Community as the basis for mapping to Local Health Authority (LHA), Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA), Health Authority [...]

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 [...]

25 Nov

Acting Operations Coordinator, Health Data Coalition

2023-02-22T09:21:19-08:00November 25, 2022|Career Opportunities, News|

Full-time 7 Month Contract, Victoria, B.C. or Remote The Health Data Coalition (HDC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Acting Operations Coordinator to support the Senior Operations Manager with overall coordination of operations at the HDC. The A/Operations Coordinator provides administration, scheduling, human resources support and financial management services. This position is full time and ideally will join [...]

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) [...]