HDC Discover 2.08 Release Notes

By Duncan JohnsonRelease Notes

HDC Discover 2.08 Release Notes

These release notes contain supplemental information about Version 2.08 of HDC Discover. Please don’t hesitate to contact our support email support@hdcbc.ca should you have any questions or comments about any of these changes.

What’s new?

For All EMRs:

A new domain called “Social Determinants of Health” which includes the new measure “Poverty Prevalence”.  This measure is now available for MOIS users and in future releases will be made available to everyone. Other measures will be added to this domain over time.

For MOIS users:

1. MOIS users will see the first measure of the new domain “Social Determinants of Health” in this release, “Poverty Prevalence.” HDC Discover will show three years of historical data
for this measure.

2. We have replaced three measures with new measures in order to use more common and standard terms:

Retired measure Replacement measure
Drug Dependence Syndrome Prevalence Substance use disorder prevalence
Unsafe drug use and visit in last yr age 12-19 Substance use disorder and visit in the past year age 12-19
Unsafe drug use and visit in last yr age >19 Substance use disorder and visit in the past year age >19

We have backloaded the data for these three measures with the new definition.

3. We have extended the screening mammography age from 50-70 to 50-74 years to reflect the changes in the provincial and national breast cancer screening guidelines. The updated definition will be applied to up to three years of historical data.

For OSCAR users:

1.  We have replaced three measures with new measures, using more common and standard terms:

Retired measure Replacement measure
Drug Dependence Syndrome Prevalence Substance use disorder prevalence
Unsafe drug use and visit in last yr age 12-19 Substance use disorder and visit in the past year age 12-19
Unsafe drug use and visit in last yr age >19 Substance use disorder and visit in the past year age >19

We have backloaded the data for these three measures with the new definition.

For Wolf users:

We are introducing two new measures to the Wolf EMR community. One year of historical data will be loaded for these two measures for all Wolf clinics.

  1. Chronic Pain Prevalence
  2. Opioid Use and Age 65+

For MedAccess users:

We are introducing twelve prevalence measures to the MedAccess EMR community. Med Access users are now able to see one year of historical data on HDC Discover for the listed measures. Here is the list of new measures:

1. HF (Heart Failure) Prevalence
2. Hepatitis C Prevalence
3. Asthma Prevalence
4. Primarily psychotic disorders prevalence
5. Osteoarthritis Prevalence
6. Anxiety and Phobias Prevalence
7. Chronic Pain Prevalence
8. Dementia – Cognitive Impairment Prevalence
9. Rheumatoid Arthritis Prevalence
10. Parkinson’s Prevalence
11. Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease Prevalence
12. Chronic Kidney Disease Prevalence

For Profile users:

We are introducing population pyramid, including patient counts and encounter counts by age and gender, as well as 20 measures to the Profile EMR community.
HDC discover provides current quarter data and one year of historical data for all listed measures:

1. Diabetes Prevalence
2. COPD Prevalence
3. Hypertension Prevalence
4. Mood Disorders Prevalence
5. Obesity in Adults by Health Concern
6. HF (Heart Failure) Prevalence
7. Hepatitis C Prevalence
8. Asthma Prevalence
9. Primarily psychotic disorders prevalence
10. Osteoarthritis Prevalence
11. Anxiety and Phobias Prevalence
12. Chronic Pain Prevalence
13. Dementia – Cognitive Impairment Prevalence
14. Rheumatoid Arthritis Prevalence
15. Parkinson’s Prevalence
16. Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease Prevalence
17. Chronic Kidney Disease Prevalence
18. Hypertension Screening in Last 5 years- Ages 45-80
19. Proportion of All Active Patients Who Have Been Seen in Last 3 Years
20. Patients with Coded Health Conditions – Seen in Last 3 Years & Active