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Illustrating the COPD client’s journey through the care continuum using PHC EMR data from The Alliance for Healthier Communities


Beginning in January 2018, CIHI and The Alliance for Healthier Communities embarked on a collaborative project focused on demonstrating the value of collecting structured linkable EMR data, especially for diagnosis and treatment data. In March 2018, The Alliance CHC members and CIHI reached an agreement to share 3 years of EMR data. The Alliance’s Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) was leveraged to minimize impact on clinicians and in July, The Alliance successfully shared with CIHI 3 years of data from 73 CHCs for 570,000 clients representing more than 8.5 million encounters.