7 Sep

Dr El Karsh’s Journey with HDC Discover

2021-09-07T17:03:26-07:00September 7, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

13 Aug

Celebrating over 1,000 physicians (and counting) enrolled in HDC Discover

2021-08-13T12:04:46-07:00August 13, 2021|Uncategorized|

The HDC Board is thrilled that over the summer, we’ve surpassed the milestone of 1,000 physicians enrolled and since then, growth has continued. The Board would like to recognize the huge effort put into achieving this milestone and thank both HDC staff and our partners for their support. Our mission has always been to provide trusted and meaningful access to [...]

9 Mar

Register for Our Webinar: The use of data to assist in proactive care of populations at risk – Respiratory Disease

2021-03-09T11:55:55-08:00March 9, 2021|Uncategorized|

Want to learn more our HDC Discover application? Join our webinar to see it in action! These programs are designed to help increase understanding of the practical clinical use of the HDC Discover application. Each of our webinars focus on a different disease area or clinical problem, and can also serve as a ‘primer’ for participation in PSP practice improvement [...]

7 Dec

Substance Use: Using data to assist in the proactive care of populations at risk

2020-12-07T10:47:09-08:00December 7, 2020|Uncategorized|

The global pandemic has overtaken coverage in the media and the attention of our healthcare system, yet the opioid crisis in BC is killing more people every month than COVID-19 has. According to a recent CBC article, there were more than 100 “illicit drug toxicity” deaths in BC every month from March - August 2020, with more than 175 such [...]

5 Nov

GPSC highlights HDC DISCOVER in data tools webinar series

2019-11-05T18:09:36-08:00November 5, 2019|Uncategorized|

Last month, doctors and divisions were invited to participate in an HDC webinar as part of the General Practice Services Committee's series covering data tools. The webinar allowed HDC to demonstrate how it helps support physicians in their practices, as well as Divisions for their service planning needs. It was well attended by family physicians from across the province, division [...]

10 Jul

Supporting our members at June’s successful OSCARCON event

2020-02-27T11:51:52-08:00July 10, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Health Data Coalition was delighted to both support and take part in OSCARCON in beautiful Victoria, BC over the weekend of June 22-23, 2019. In collaboration with the Practice Support Program, HDC supported workshops on Panel Management with our application HDC Discover - an application that facilitates learning and collaboration with physician colleagues. Enrolled physicians were able to leverage [...]

5 Jul

What Care Do Patients and Communities Need?: Using HDC data to inform Primary Care Networks

2020-02-27T11:52:11-08:00July 5, 2019|Uncategorized|

As work begins around the province to create Primary Care Networks (PCN), it’s becoming increasingly important for Divisions of Family Practice to gather patient data to identify the health care needs of their communities. Population health data plays an important role in the process of applying for funding and allocating resources, whether the data is gathered from EMRs, through community [...]

13 May

Webinar: The Health Data Coalition in your Division of Family Practice

2019-05-17T10:34:30-07:00May 13, 2019|Uncategorized|

An interactive update on the growth of BC’s physician-led data sharing network for members of HDC. Divisions of Family Practice form the corporate membership of the HDC and this event will be of interest to Divisional staff, Medical Directors, PCN team leads, and engagement managers. Get updated on access for your TELUS and Intrahealth EMR physicians, engagement and enrolment, CPD [...]

26 Apr

Call for Board Member Nominations

2019-04-30T10:33:23-07:00April 26, 2019|Uncategorized|

Call for Board of Director Nominations The Health Data Coalition Board of Directors invites nominations for election to four upcoming vacancies for Board Directors. This is your chance to contribute to the future of healthcare through leadership of a physician-governed not for profit organization. We envision a system where health data is shared and transformed into knowledge and wisdom for [...]

13 Dec

Health Data Coalition December Newsletter

2018-12-13T14:28:14-08:00December 13, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dr Lawrence Yang grew up in Surrey, not far from the Whalley area where he now practices at Gateway Medical Centre. There he sees a historically underserved population of patients - ranging from refugees, to those with mental health issues and drug addictions. It’s a particularly challenging environment in which to practice. Dr Yang’s unwavering dedication to the area and [...]