12 Feb

Introducing the new Stacked Bar Graph

2024-02-12T09:49:52-08:00February 12, 2024|Tips & Tricks|

Users now have an option to visualize measure results using our new Stacked Bar graph. This type of visualization is particularly useful when dealing with measures that include multiple segments or ranges, enabling users to discern patterns and trends at a glance. The advantages of using a Stacked Bar Graph are in its ability to provide a clear visual representation [...]

24 Jan

HDC Discover Version 2.36 Release Notes

2024-01-24T10:01:44-08:00January 24, 2024|News, Release Notes|

Version 2.36 of HDC Discover was rolled out to production on January 23rd, 2024.  Please do not hesitate to contact our support email should you have any questions or comments about any of these changes. What’s New?  We are introducing two new chronic disease prevalence measures listed below for all EMRs: Measure  MOIS  OSCAR  Profile  Med Access  Med Access - Legacy  [...]

11 Jan

The LFP Payment Model & Preventative Medicine

2024-01-11T14:24:57-08:00January 11, 2024|Bright Spots|

"The LFP Payment Model has enabled me to practice Family Medicine…” - Dr. Lilian Shyman The Longitudinal Family Physician (LFP) Payment Model was developed by the BC Ministry of Health in consultation with BC Family Doctors and Doctors of BC. An alternative to the fee-for-service model, the LFP payment model is a blended model to support physicians in family practice [...]

8 Jan

Exploring the Single Measure View

2024-01-08T12:48:13-08:00January 8, 2024|Tips & Tricks|

If you're looking to delve deeper into the measures featured in the QI Panel, the Single Measure View offers a detailed exploration. This view aims to provide a consolidated overview of both the measure graph and its relevant metadata, enabling a larger view as you analyze or compare trends with your peers.   Let's take a walkthrough using the example of [...]

8 Dec

Translating Vision into Action

2023-12-08T14:52:00-08:00December 8, 2023|MD's Corner|

By Oona Hayes We are facing significant, complex problems in health care, and we know there are no simple answers. Quality improvement science acknowledges that changing one part of a system will destabilize other parts. We must define and refine the problems we aim to fix with system changes to provide individuals with clear goals and the desire for change. [...]

7 Dec

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Clinics’ Trends Validate Patient Focus

2024-03-07T15:24:04-08:00December 7, 2023|Bright Spots|

Understanding patient populations by reviewing measures and monitoring practice trends to make decisions that improve patient care and clinic functionality is inspiring. Health Care on Yates is a Nurse Practitioner led primary care clinic in Victoria, B.C. Their goal is to deliver comprehensive team based primary health care services. When Kent Marley, Health Data Coalition’s (HDC) Clinical Services Manager, visited [...]

6 Dec

Adding your PSP coach to the clinic

2023-12-06T09:20:39-08:00December 6, 2023|Tips & Tricks|

Upon successful registration of your clinic with HDC, you can now invite members, internal or external to your organization, in couple of easy steps. This is particularly advantageous when extending invitations to physician peer mentors or PSP (Practice Support Program) coaches, as they already possess active accounts within the HDC application. Rather than creating a new account, linking them to [...]

17 Nov

HDC Discover Version 2.35 Release Notes

2023-11-17T11:41:44-08:00November 17, 2023|News, Release Notes|

Version 2.35 of HDC Discover was rolled out to production on November 16th., 2023.  Please do not hesitate to contact our support email should you have any questions or comments about any of these changes. What’s New?  Single Measure Page  The latest update to our platform is the brand-new "Single Measure Page."  This new page is crafted to give our users effortless [...]

14 Nov

Collaborative Quality Improvement Leaves Physicians Feeling Organised and Confident

2024-04-02T15:23:20-07:00November 14, 2023|Bright Spots|

Family physician and HDC Board member, Dr. Angela Jennings, first remembers hearing about Quality Improvement projects (QI), also referred to as facilitation cycles, through a Family Physician Services Committee (FPSC) panel management project back in 2018. The project challenged physicians to look at their patient panel, assess the prevalence of chronic medical conditions and be more proactive in terms of [...]

14 Nov

Understanding the ‘N of 5’ Rule: How your clinic contributes to your community’s health profile in HDC Discover

2023-11-14T09:19:03-08:00November 14, 2023|Tips & Tricks|

The HDC Discover application ensures secure access to aggregated clinical data, ensuring privacy by transforming patient information into statistical analysis. The 'N of 5' rule is a critical safeguard for the protection of physician privacy. Essentially, this rule specifies that groups should be comprised of at least five members (whether they are individuals or clinics), in order for the aggregated [...]