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The Physician Engagement IM/IT webinar series connects physicians and stakeholders in IM/IT projects / programs across BC. 

The webinars are designed in such a way that physicians have some protected space to engage with stakeholders for feedback and open discussion, and to ensure more community level clinical input into projects that affect physicians. Physicians do not need an IM/IT background to attend, just a willingness to share feedback and ideas on the impacts of IM/IT to their practices. 

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the IM/IT Webinars, click here

To take part in the webinar series, please email DTO dtoadmin@doctorsofbc.ca. Note: the webinar series is currently only open to BC physicians.

Upcoming Webinars 

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Past Webinars 

If you would like more information on past webinars, please email us (dtoadmin@doctorsofbc.ca). 

October 25, 2017: Medical Imaging Reports - Imaging the Future

Presented by: Provincial Health Services Authority

Expanding the availability of clinical reports detailing care provided within a Health Authority facility via electronic distribution is a key priority for the Clinical & Systems Transformation Project in the Lower Mainland. As part of this work, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, and Provincial Health Services Authority have taken on the development of a provincial standard message format in consultation with GPs and Radiologists for electronic delivery of medical imaging reports including CT, MRI and X-ray reports

September 27, 2017: PRIME

Presented by: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has launched the PRIME project to improve the way PharmaNet access is granted, managed, and monitored. This project will affect all PharmaNet users. The purpose of PRIME is to design and implement a solution for PharmaNet user management that provides access to information for patient care, satisfies the requirements of the Information Management Regulation, standardizes processes across the province, and ensures that all PharmaNet access is transparent and accountable.

September 13, 2017: Antenatal Form Changes

Presented by: Perinatal Services BC

Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) is undertaking a review of the antenatal record as part of the redevelopment of the BC Perinatal Data Registry. Healthcare providers have shared that the use of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) far outweighs the use of the paper record and that, as such, primary care providers request PSBC focus efforts on working with vendors to match the paper form variables with EMR templates. PSBC appreciate this need and are actively working with EMR vendors to facilitate this process. Concurrently, PSBC wants to ensure that the content on the forms aligns with best practice in maternity care

June 28, 2017: Provincial Immunizations Repository

Presented by: Provincial Health Services Authority

The MoH is supporting the creation of a Provincial Immunization Repository which would contain all the immunizations provided to BC citizens. This repository will be used by public health to forecast immunizations that are required as part of the Provincial Immunizations Schedules, as well as during outbreaks to quickly identify citizens at risk. It is estimated that Private Practice Physicians administer ~11% of all these immunizations for clients under the age of 18. Currently, this data is either requested by parents, provided to public health and manually data entered into Health Authority Clinical Systems, or not collected at all. PHSA is exploring opportunities to capture and share this information through a physician’s EMR.

June 14, 2017: Establish QI Capacity in Practice

Presented by: Practice Support Program, Doctors of BC

As part of the provincial effort to transition to a Patient Medical Home (PMH) delivery model, the GPSC has outlined several strategic objectives for the next two years. One of these goals is to “Embed a QI culture and approach across practices and programs”. The main goal of the proposal is to put forward a Practice Support Framework that will help physicians to acquire the internal skills and knowledge to engage in QI projects and optimize their EMR competency to support these efforts.

May 24, 2017: CareConnect and beyond

Presented by: Provincial Health Services Authority

The Provincial eHealth Viewer (CareConnect), a read-only viewer providing access to a significant amount of clinical information from all of BCs Health Authorities and the Ministry of Health, is regularly used by over 14,000 clinicians. While many private practice physicians already have access from their private practice, the process to get access is a little cumbersome. As VCH provides access to private practice physicians starting this fall, we have technology to share with the EMR vendors to enable physicians that are on the PPN to click on a link which opens CareConnect and searches for the patient in context – from your EMR to CareConnect very quickly. Strong physician support will help with EMR Vendor adoption.

May 17, 2017: Impacted by Misdirected Lab Reports

Presented by: BC’s Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with BC’s Agency for Laboratory and Pathology Medicine and Lower Mainland Laboratories is leading an initiative to enhance the current Provincial Provider Registry to include Provider Location information to improve the reliability and timeliness of laboratory report distribution. Delivery of laboratory reports to incorrect ordering providers or wrong provider locations has been identified as a Quality issue that causes delays in reporting with potential patient care impact. Accurate and up to date provider and provider location information will address patient safety risks and system inefficiencies associated with misdirected or failed report deliveries

April 19, 2017: Electronic Distribution of Cardiology Reports

Presented by: Provincial Health Services Authority

Expanding the availability of clinical reports detailing care provided within a Health Authority facility via electronic distribution is a key priority for the Clinical & Systems Transformation Project in the Lower Mainland. As part of this work, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, and Provincial Health Services Authority have taken on the development of a provincial standard message format in consultation with GPs and Cardiologists for electronic delivery of Cardiology reports including ECG, Echocardiograms, Holter Monitoring, and Stress Tests. These reports will first be made available electronically over the summer months.

April 12, 2017: College Library-EMR Integration with Single Sign-On

Presented by: College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

The Library of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia proposes an EMR innovation to link physicians to high quality clinical information at the point of care. Evidence-based information resources needed by physicians for decision-making tend to be in silos outside of the EMR, often have time-limited login barriers, and are expensive. As a solution, the College Library proposes using single sign-on technology to integrate high quality, evidence-based, library-subscribed information resources into the EMR. As a first step to single-sign-on access to the entire Library suite, the College Library proposes integrating the point of care tool, BMJ Best Practice, into the EMR, because it is practical, concise and relevant, especially to primary care

March 22, 2017: Health Data Coalition

Presented by: Health Data Coalition

The Health Data Coalition (HDC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization governed by physicians for physicians.
The HDC has developed a secure, centrally hosted, web-based application to enable aggregation of data across a breadth of EMR platforms from all over the province. The privacy protected HDC infrastructure will enable doctors to participate in quality improvement activities within a trusted and secure platform

February 22, 2017: Provincial Online Patient Identity Access Strategy

Presented by: Ministry of Health

Giving patients online access to their health information can increase patient confidence, empowerment, and can truly place patients at the center of their care. The Ministry of Health is currently developing a strategy for Online Patient Identity and Access. This strategy will create a vision for how patient-centered technologies will be used to increase patient access to health information and services, give physicians and care providers new ways to interact with patients, while ensuring high value, quality and sustainability of the health care system.