News

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 support@hdcbc.ca 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. [...]

13 Sep

MD’s Corner: Focusing on “What matters to you?”

2022-09-15T10:20:49-07:00September 13, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes Focusing on "what matters to you" defines your values and preferences in the face of a challenge. The B.C. Patient Quality and Safety Council encourages providers to use this question as part of patient-centered care. Patients have perspectives and preferences that inform their care and support needs which we can only guess if we don't ask. [...]

8 Sep

Passing the Torch: A chat between HDC’s outgoing and incoming Medical Directors, Dr. Bill Clifford and Dr. Cole Stanley

2022-09-08T15:26:35-07:00September 8, 2022|News|

By Dr. Cole Stanley This summer, Dr. Bill Clifford retires from his role as HDC Medical Director. Dr. Clifford is a founder of HDC and has been a champion of data-driven practice since the introduction of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in BC. Bill has been a leader in harnessing the power of IT to ensure patients receive coordinated, quality care. [...]

5 Jul

Announcement on HDC Board and Medical Director Transitions

2022-07-11T09:16:24-07:00July 5, 2022|News|

The HDC is pleased to announce several changes to our physician-led grassroots organization, that will continue to strengthen the organization’s succession plan.  First, we would like to acknowledge and recognize Dr. Bill Clifford for his dedication, vision, and immense contribution in shaping the HDC. Bill is recognized as a leader in harnessing the power of IT to ensure patients receive [...]

17 May

Host a Data Party, Connect with Your Community

2022-05-19T16:39:00-07:00May 17, 2022|News|

It’s exciting to see data parties becoming popular throughout the province. We're happy to be able to share two recent stories of successful Data Parties hosted in Chilliwack and the Fraser-Northwest. Chilliwack Chilliwack Division and their members came together mid March, also with strong support from the local PSP coach and Division leadership. This event brought a core group of quality improvement enthusiasts together for [...]