HDC: using data for self-reflection, system improvement, and better patient outcomes

November 30, 2018

HDCThe Health Data Coalition (HDC) is encouraging BC physicians to join their secure data-sharing network where doctors can view aggregate EMR data to provide better patient outcomes and health system improvement. 

HDC is a data sharing initiative that encourages self-reflection and quality improvement in patient care.  Funded by Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health through the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), it is unique in that it is both physician-led and governed. The idea to use of primary care data in this was developed by two groups of BC physicians who formed a coalition in 2016. Over 300 family doctors across the province have joined the HDC by contributing data to HDC’s web-based application, where aggregated data is automatically and securely transferred from their EMR. This kind of work is becoming increasingly important in an era that is prioritizing data measurement for quality improvement.


Enrolled doctors can view, share, and compare more than 200 relevant clinical measures with colleagues in their own clinic, Division, Health Authority, or province-wide. The data can be used to better understand patterns of practice and patient populations, and implement practice improvements that lead to better patient outcomes. 

Online registration is free and takes only a few minutes. 

How to Register 

On OSCAR or MOIS? Register now to view your own data and compare it to colleagues across BC!

Use Intrahealth Profile, Wolf, or Med Access (TELUS)? Get priority access to view your own practice data along with other physicians’ aggregates. Clinics using these EMRs can view aggregated clinical data until the adaptors become available in spring 2019. Get priority access

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