2 Dec

MD’s Corner: Cogwheel Counterfactual

2022-12-02T15:49:26-08:00December 2, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Cole Stanley The high stakes path to embedded frontline QI and why we need to take it now  Preface – In true QI style, I’ve decided to test out something new. Unlike a lot of other business articles (of sedating quality), I’ve indulged in a lengthier intro, with hopes that the result is a little less dry and [...]

30 Nov

Introduction to data source preferences

2022-11-30T12:23:36-08:00November 30, 2022|Tips & Tricks|

Introduction to  Data source preferences in HDC Discover In your HDC Discover account you can review different data levels. You can see your individual panel, clinic panel, your Division of Family practice aggregate, your Health Authority aggregate and many other options.   To select your preferred data sources please log in to your HDC Discover  account.   Click the Set Data Source [...]

30 Nov

Adding new users to an existing clinic

2022-11-30T12:23:02-08:00November 30, 2022|Tips & Tricks|

Introduction to Add Member feature in HDC Discover If you have a new member in your clinic: a doctor, an NP, an MOA or office manager you can add them into your clinic’s HDC account.  Once added they will have access to their own data set and/ or the clinic and system aggregates. To do this, log in to your [...]

25 Nov

Acting Operations Coordinator, Health Data Coalition

2022-11-25T12:56:55-08:00November 25, 2022|Career Opportunities, News|

Full-time 7 Month Contract, Victoria, B.C. or Remote The Health Data Coalition (HDC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Acting Operations Coordinator to support the Senior Operations Manager with overall coordination of operations at the HDC. The A/Operations Coordinator provides administration, scheduling, human resources support and financial management services. This position is full time and ideally will join [...]

1 Nov

MD’s Corner: MOAs – The Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

2022-11-01T18:39:15-07:00November 1, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes In my last instalment in this series, I highlighted the benefits of increasing one's "Joy in work" and the necessary conditions for this work. I agree with Dr. Stanley that this is the time to lean into quality improvement work. I'm doing a project about increasing the "joy in work" of my Medical Office Assistant (MOA) [...]

20 Oct

How can your Population Pyramid help your forecasting?

2022-10-25T10:25:48-07:00October 20, 2022|Tips & Tricks|

Introduction to Population Pyramid in HDC Discover Updated quarterly data points are now available in your HDC Discover  account! Population Pyramids segment your active patient population by gender and age. With the HDC Discover application, you can visualize your individual panel in comparison to your clinic, community, or province.  Understanding your population pyramid can also support analysis for forecasting [...]

20 Oct

HDC Discover – COVID Usage Tip

2022-10-20T09:14:02-07:00October 20, 2022|Tips & Tricks|

Identifying At Risk Populations During COVID-19 Currently, there are measures within HDC Discover that are available to help you assess your at-risk populations in both your clinic and community, as well as age demographics such as your practice’s elderly population.   Login to HDC Discover As you look at your data within HDC Discover, if a consultation with one [...]

4 Oct

MD’s Corner: Out of the Crisis

2022-10-04T13:43:24-07:00October 4, 2022|MD's Corner|

Our fragile system needs embedded quality improvement (QI)  By Dr. Cole Stanley We’ve reached a crisis point in primary care in BC. Family physicians are burning out like never before. Clinics are closing, the public uproar is loud and sustained, and politicians can’t afford to look away. Day-sheets are overpacked, inboxes overflowing, and we’re forced to trudge through the same [...]

26 Sep

HDC Board Member Thanks and Welcome

2022-09-26T09:34:14-07:00September 26, 2022|News|

The Health Data Coalition would like to acknowledge Dr. Dan Horvat, in recognition of his enduring dedication and commitment as a founding HDC Board Director. Dan served the HDC board for the past six years, as well as serving on our Governance and External Advisory committees.  His friendly nature and vision towards learning health systems will have lasting impact on [...]

19 Sep

HDC Discover 2.24 Release Notes

2022-09-19T11:27:48-07:00September 19, 2022|Release Notes|

HDC Discover Version 2.24 Release Notes These release notes contain supplemental information about version 2.24 of HDC Discover. Please do not hesitate to contact our support email should you have any questions or comments about any of these changes. What’s New? Application Improvements The scale of Y-Axis for all measures has been adjusted for low numerical values to utilize space better. [...]