The Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Network (PIHCIN) and the Pan-Canadian Patient Advisory Council are pleased to host the third session in a series of summer learning seminars on primary care. This session, on Jly 14, 2020, will be a series of short presentations by members of the Advisory Council on their experiences with being partners in primary care research. The four initial presentations will be followed by an interactive Q & A session with the remaining Advisory Council acting as panel members moderated by the Executive Director of the Network Coordinating Office, Gillian Bartlett. This interactive seminar is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in partnering with patients and community members in primary care and will cover topics from practical advice to impactful testimonials. Everyone is welcome but registration is mandatory.
Learn more: http://spor-pihci.com/summer-learning-series-session-3-making-the-invisible-visible-the-power-of-patient-and-community-partnerships/
The full slate of webinars in this series is listed here, with links for registration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1To_2X_I3VKwYm0A-NTrSmB-bfLDWv8ao/view
The proliferation of electronic medical record (EMR) systems in healthcare settings has created an opportunity for these data to be reused for a variety of secondary purposes. Because EMR data are generated for clinical care and administrative functions, they may not be suitable for all intended secondary uses. Assessing EMR data quality is essential to determine whether the data are ‘fit-for-purpose’ and to help identify potential biases and limitations.
This July 15, 2020 webinar will introduce participants to primary care EMR data from Alberta that are collected as part of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN). CPCSSN is a pan-Canadian collaboration that extracts de-identified EMR data from primary care settings across the country and makes these data available for research and surveillance. The national CPCSSN database contains information from nearly 2 million patients and over 1,500 primary care providers. We will describe the full data lifecycle of CPCSSN data in Alberta including data capture, extraction, and processing. We will then provide a summary of the data quality for select data elements and discuss the advantages and limitations of these data. This webinar is intended to provide more comprehensive and technical information for prospective CPCSSN data users or for those interested in learning how raw EMR data from clinical practice are transformed into useable datasets for analysis.
Learn more: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/events/etu/PPDS_Webinars_Jul15_2020
In the wake of COVID-19, primary care systems across Canada have shut down, adapted, or transformed rapidly. For many patients, particularly those who experience complex healthcare needs, this disruption has created gaps and left them uncertain about future care. Frontline primary care providers and health system decision makers are facing the challenge of how best to shape practice and policy to address this. On June 23, 2020, Dr. Andrew Pinto and panelists will discuss how primary care data may be a valuable tool to appropriately prioritize and respond to patient needs as primary care systems emerge beyond the peak of COVID-19.
Learn more: http://spor-pihci.com/summer-learning-series-session-2-preparing-for-the-post-covid-world-using-primary-care-data/
Results from the first two cycles of the COVID-19 Quick Canadian Physiotherapist Survey are available at https://spor-bcphcrn.ca/physiotherapist-survey/
The SPOR PIHCI network and the Saskatchewan SPOR PIHCIN are pleased to host the first session in a series of summer learning seminars on primary care on June 16, 2020. This session will start with a presentation exploring primary care research, the role PIHCIN plays in promoting primary care and how this might evolve within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will be followed by an interactive Q & A session with invited panel members. This interactive seminar is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in primary care to gain a greater understanding of the current Canadian primary care research environment with a glimpse into what the future might look like. Everyone is welcome but registration is mandatory.
Learn more: http://spor-pihci.com/summer-learning-series-session-1-the-state-of-art-for-primary-care-research/
The SPOR PIHCI Network, in partnership with the Larry A. Green Center, has now launched week 7 of the Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey.
This 3 minute survey aims to better understand response and capacity of Canadian primary care practices to COVID-19. It is open to all primary care clinicians across Canada until June 8. You can sign up to receive the survey directly every Friday.
Results of the survey are available on the SPOR PIHCI Network website and will be updated regularly.
On Friday April 10, the SPOR PIHCI Network, in partnership with the Larry A. Green Center, launched Series 1 of the weekly Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey. An invitation to participate was distributed to primary care clinicians across the country. Results of the first two survey cycles are available on the SPOR PIHCI Network website, and weekly invitations to participate will be provided there.
Erica Barbazza, Visiting Researcher, Canadian Institute for Health Information and University of Toronto, will present draft findings and a preliminary analysis from 9-10am PST on Tuesday April 28th 2020.
This public lecture is organized by the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
Event details and registration.
A key BC-PHCRN collaborator, the ISU is expanding. The ideal candidate will have both clinical and research experience. Find out further details about this exciting opportunity here.
A key aim of the BC-PHCRN is to facilitate and support collaboration between researchers, government, health professionals, and patients in BC to improve primary care. With this in mind, we profiled some of our research collaborators and partners to highlight the cutting-edge research that is poised to positively impact the health of British Columbians.