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10 Jul

Stay On Top of Your Data Sources

2024-07-10T10:38:30-07:00July 10, 2024|Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized|

Stay On Top of Your Data Sources The geographic groups, referred to as system groups, are based on the administrative boundaries of local health areas (LHAs), health service delivery areas (HDSAs), Health Authorities (HAs), and BC overall. Upon registration, your aggregate data is automatically and anonymously added to the totals for these groups. With our new and improved data sources, [...]

25 Jun

HDC Discover Version 3.0.0 Release Notes

2024-06-25T14:48:46-07:00June 25, 2024|News, Release Notes|

Version 3.0.0 of HDC Discover was rolled out to production on June 24th, 2024.  Please do not hesitate to contact our support email support@hdcbc.ca should you have any questions or comments about any of these changes. What’s New?  We're excited to introduce some fantastic new features to make your experience smoother and more intuitive:  Help Button: Get access to support with our [...]

17 Jun

MD’s Corner – Circle Six of Healthcare Data Hell

2024-06-17T14:34:09-07:00June 17, 2024|MD's Corner|

Medical Director Cole Stanley continues his journey though the Circles of Healthcare Data Hell with Circle Six. You can find the other circles here. A descent to our next level reveals a vast and treacherous sea where too many have gone overboard. It’s never been easier to access vast amounts of data, with the ability to draw on new sources [...]

17 Jun

MD’s Corner – Circle Five of Healthcare Data Hell

2024-06-17T14:30:52-07:00June 17, 2024|MD's Corner|

Medical Director Cole Stanley continues his journey though the Circles of Healthcare Data Hell with Circle Five. You can find the other circles here. Descending to our next ring, we can conjure some Soviet era central planning. Here, it’s assumed that we need everything to happen at the centre and then direction to spread by decree to the masses. Data [...]

17 Jun

MD’s Corner – Circle Four of Healthcare Data Hell

2024-06-17T14:27:40-07:00June 17, 2024|MD's Corner|

Medical Director Cole Stanley continues his journey though the Circles of Healthcare Data Hell with Circle Four. You can find the other circles here. Next to this circle that’s somewhat of a subset of Perversion above, where we set numeric goals or “targets”. The classic QI example of weight loss fits here, so let’s call up some imagery of weight [...]

17 Jun

MD’s Corner: Circle Three of Healthcare Data Hell

2024-06-17T14:24:02-07:00June 17, 2024|MD's Corner|

Medical Director Cole Stanley continues his journey though the Circles of Healthcare Data Hell with Circle Three. You can find the other circles here. Our next ring down is rife with strange behaviours. Elementary school teachers are furiously erasing wrong answers from their pupils’ standardized tests, inflating scores for their school. Combat athletes are making use of the hellish temperature, [...]

17 Jun

MD’s Corner – Circle Two of Healthcare Data Hell

2024-06-17T14:36:55-07:00June 17, 2024|MD's Corner|

Medical Director Cole Stanley continues his journey though the Circles of Healthcare Data Hell with Circle One. You can find the other circles here.  Seeing a rhino in the clouds, a looming set of eyes on the floor tiling, or Jesus Christ himself on a grilled cheese sandwich? Now down to our next circle, where much like the first, our [...]

17 Jun

MD’s Corner – Circle One of Healthcare Data Hell

2024-06-17T14:12:37-07:00June 17, 2024|MD's Corner|

Medical Director Cole Stanley begins his journey though the Circles of Healthcare Data Hell with Circle One. You can find the other circles here.  If a picture contains a thousand words, then you could say a graph of healthcare data might contain a thousand explanations. In this first circle, when it comes to the data, judgements swirl, stories are spun, [...]

17 Jun

MD’s Corner – Circle Seven of Healthcare Data Hell 

2024-06-17T13:58:28-07:00June 17, 2024|MD's Corner|

Medical Director Cole Stanley continues his journey though the Circles of Healthcare Data Hell with Circle Seven. You can find the other circles here.  Down to the next circle, where we see a negative consequence of abundant data available at low or no cost. This makes it too easy to jump from a partially formed thought to a data request, [...]

12 Jun

Are You Ready to Support Your Patients This Fire Season?

2024-06-12T10:11:29-07:00June 12, 2024|Tips & Tricks|

As we enter another fire season, it's crucial to prepare for the impact it will have on your patients, especially those with respiratory conditions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from wildfire smoke is associated with increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits for respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. Patients with COPD and Asthma [...]