News

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

2022-11-25T12:56:55-08:00November 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) [...]

26 Sep

HDC Board Member Thanks and Welcome

2022-09-26T09:34:14-07:00September 26, 2022|News|

The Health Data Coalition would like to acknowledge Dr. Dan Horvat, in recognition of his enduring dedication and commitment as a founding HDC Board Director. Dan served the HDC board for the past six years, as well as serving on our Governance and External Advisory committees.  His friendly nature and vision towards learning health systems will have lasting impact on [...]

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. [...]

5 Jul

Announcement on HDC Board and Medical Director Transitions

2022-07-11T09:16:24-07:00July 5, 2022|News|

The HDC is pleased to announce several changes to our physician-led grassroots organization, that will continue to strengthen the organization’s succession plan.  First, we would like to acknowledge and recognize Dr. Bill Clifford for his dedication, vision, and immense contribution in shaping the HDC. Bill is recognized as a leader in harnessing the power of IT to ensure patients receive [...]

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 [...]

10 May

Call for Board of Director Nominations 2022

2022-05-10T15:43:10-07:00May 10, 2022|News|

Are you interested in providing leadership for collective impact across BC and improving the use of data to support a learning health system? Do you know a colleague whose expertise would be valuable to this effort? The Health Data Coalition invites nominations for Board Directors to be elected by the Members at the Annual General Meeting on September 22, 2022. [...]

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 [...]