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September 8, 2020

The range and volume of personal health data collected and accessible through a variety of sources, including administrative claims, mobile devices, social media, and electronic medical record systems (EMRs), is rapidly growing. There is widespread agreement that EMR data is valuable for...

July 10, 2017

Doctors of BC believes any Health Information Management & Technology (Health IM/IT) system introduced in BC must: 

Support quality care and enable clinical excellence. Support the one patient, one record principle.  Ensure the physician voice is considered early and often on all IM/IT...
July 6, 2017

In British Columbia and across Canada, it is estimated that one in five adults are living with chronic pain – and as people age, that number is expected to grow. For people with chronic pain, effective pain management is crucial for improving their quality of life. As such, Doctors of BC...

June 29, 2017

Psychological safety is defined as “the degree to which people view the environment as conducive to interpersonally risky behaviours like speaking up or asking for help”. Without psychological safety, physicians and others are less likely to suggest new ideas, offer feedback, or seek assistance...

January 5, 2017

Professional autonomy of physicians is integral to the provision of patient care and to a well-functioning health care system. Professional autonomy means physicians can exercise professional judgment to make care decisions that best meet the needs of patients and it enables them to engage and...