HDC aggregates EMR data as a service to care providers and clinics.
We use different models to process EMR data to deliver our services in a way that aligns with the technical and security requirements of the various EMR systems used in BC.
For clinics with self-hosted EMRs, we install a small computer device, known as an ‘endpoint’ in the clinic. A copy of the EMR data is captured on the endpoint and aggregated securely on this encrypted device. Patient information never leaves the clinic.
For EMRs that are SaaS or cloud-hosted, we transfer a specific, agreed-upon set of patient-level data from the EMR vendor to our secure data centre. We segregate patient data according to the clinic in what we call a “virtual endpoint.” All aggregation occurs in this virtual endpoint.
In both cases, the raw EMR data remains in the participating clinic’s control, secured on the encrypted endpoint. Only aggregated information is transferred and made available through HDC Discover.