Category Archives: News

01 May

Release of HDC 1.2

By Health Data CoalitionNews

What’s new? Big features: Added thirteen new Medication Use indicators to the HDC Base subscription channel Added twenty-one new Antibiotic Use indicators to the HDC Base subscription channel Added the ability to manually create upload data within the application. For users that can’t generate an automated extract from their EMR yet, there is now an

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03 Apr

April 2017 HDC Progress Report

By Dr. Bruce HobsonNews

The Health Data Coalition (HDC) is a data sharing initiative funded by the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC). Established to enable quality improvement in primary care and support a learning health system, the HDC is a federally-registered not for profit society, governed by physicians to work for physicians and their health care partners in BC.

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08 Dec

December 2016 HDC Progress Report

By Dr. Bruce HobsonNews

Dear Colleagues: Established to enable quality improvement in primary care and support a learning health system, the Health Data Coalition (HDC) was formed with the support of BC’s General Practices Services Committee and the Doctors of BC. With a $1.7 million grant from GPSC and the initial technology in place, the HDC has become an

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16 Nov

Health Data Coalition Appoints First Executive Director

By Health Data CoalitionNews

Kate Fagan Taylor brings extensive experience to physician-led organization designed to improve patient and health outcomes VANCOUVER, November 16, 2016: The Health Data Coalition – a BC physician-led initiative that aggregates patient data from individual physician practices, across disparate Electronic Medical Record systems – is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Fagan Taylor as its first Executive Director

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16 Nov

Q&A with Kate Fagan Taylor, Executive Director of the HDC

By Health Data CoalitionNews

In this Q&A with HDC, Kate discusses her new role as Executive Director and how HDC can help advance continuous quality improvement. About Kate Fagan Taylor Kate’s background includes leadership in not-for-profit sector leadership, post-secondary administration, and public service in the BC provincial government. Most recently, she provided leadership for corporate governance and policy across

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27 Sep

September Update

By Dr. Bruce HobsonNews

To the supporters of the newly formed Health Data Coalition The Board of the PDC, the AMCARE Steering Committee and new Board of the HDC want to acknowledge the unwavering commitment of Divisions who have supported the PDC throughout the years and to also welcome others that have come on board later. As you may

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18 Aug

HDC Update August, 2016

By Dr. Bruce HobsonNews

Fellow physicians and HDC partners: We are pleased to announce that we have received funding to continue our work for at least the next 12 months thanks to the generous continued support from the General Practice Services Committee. We can now accelerate the development of tools and infrastructure for a single unified platform that is inter-operable with all

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29 Jul

Q&A with Dr. Shirley Sze

By Health Data CoalitionNews

In this Q&A conducted recently by phone with HDC, Dr. Sze discusses her views on family practice, lifelong learning and the role of HDC in advancing continuous quality improvement. About Dr. Shirley Sze Dr. Shirley Sze graduated from medicine at the University of Alberta in 1976, completed a family medicine residency at Queen’s University, and

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14 Jul

Q&A with Dr. Gerald Tevaarwerk

By Health Data CoalitionNews

In this Question and Answer, HDC Board member Dr. Gerald Tevaarwerk provides his points of view on a number of related topics and why he believes that the real-life data gathered by the HDC is key in determining where to start serious discussions on where to reduce waste in the system. About Dr. Gerald Tevaarwerk, Specialist Consultant in Endocrinology & Metabolism and Clinical Epidemiology

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