As data multiplies, so do the opportunities for sharing and accessing it. Many of you have told us that there are “too many reports.” As a first step in dealing with that, we’ve compiled a list (see below) of primary-care reporting tools and platforms in Ontario and put them all one page. We have included a brief description of each from their own web-page along with links to get more information or actual data. The table below directs you to each report.
Note: An update of this table is currently in progress. See this spreadsheet for the most recent list, which contains more reports and more detailed information about each (but does not contain the links that are in the table below).
This list does not include every primary care report. You probably know that better than we do. So we are working with partners across the primary care sector in Ontario to make this list even more complete and more useful. Together, we have convened the Ontario Primary Care Reporting Alliance.
Health Quality Ontario has also developed a list of reporting platforms, which you might find helpful. Check it out here.
Want to know more about what characteristics make reports like these most effective? Check out this article about 15 ways to improve Audit & Feedback, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2016) [PDF].
We want to make sure this list is up-to-date, and that it’s working for you. Are using it, and how? Is it working for you? Do you have suggestions for improvement? Is anything wrong, missing or broken? Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report Name – Link to Description (Below)
|Report Website – Link (External)||
For more information, contact:
|AFHTO||Link to Websiteemail@example.com|
|Non-Operational Reporting and Analytics (NORA)||AOHC||Link to Website|
|CPCSSN||Link to Websitefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Data Safe Haven||UTOPIAN||Link to Website|
|CCO||Link to Websiteemail@example.com|
|Your Health System – Ontario||CIHI||Link to Website|
|HQO||Link to Website|
|HQO||Link to Website|
|ICES||Link to Websitefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|OntarioMD||Link to Website|
|Health Data Branch Portal||MOHLTC||Link to Website|
AFHTO’s Data to Decisions is a compilation of voluntary data contributed by AFHTO members, based on a small number of measures chosen by AFHTO members. See how D2D aligns with system and practice priorities here.
AOHC’s Non-Operational Reporting and Analytics (NORA) work stream aims to give member centres a holistic view of their operations by consolidating key data and presenting it in an integrated and easy-to-analyze manner. NORA is powered by the Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool (BIRT) Solution, a bilingual, centrally-hosted system that gathers data and enables robust data analysis using business intelligence tools.
CPCSSN is a primary care research initiative—the first pan-Canadian multi-disease electronic medical record surveillance system. CPCSSN collects health information from electronic medical records in the offices of participating primary care providers (e.g. family physicians). The Data Presentation Tool is an EMR-linkable software application that produces sentinel feedback reports for various CPCSSN networks across Canada.
University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN) is one of the regional CPCSSN networks for Ontario. The UTOPIAN Data Safe Haven is a secure researchable database comprised of de-identified patient records extracted from electronic medical records (EMRs) in contributing primary care practices.
CancerCare Ontario‘s Screening Activity Report (SAR) provides patient enrolment model (PEM) primary care physicians with a supplementary tool for improving their cancer screening rates and appropriate follow-up for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening.
Your Health System – Ontario is an aggregate report published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
The Primary Care Practice Report (PCPR) is published by Health Quality Ontario (HQO), with data from the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
Health Quality Ontario‘s QIP Navigator allows organizations to submit their annual Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs), provides tools and resources to develop an annual QIP, and includes a searchable database of all previously submitted QIPs.
EMRALD is a database housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) that consists of clinically relevant information derived from electronic medical records (EMRs) maintained by family physicians practicing in Ontario. These EMR data can be linked to administrative databases held at ICES. Time commitment is minimal and participation requires the signing of a data sharing agreement that allows EMRALD to collect your data.
OntarioMD is leading an initiative that will demonstrate improvement in the clinical value of EMRs through an EMR Physician Dashboard Proof of Concept which:
The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) Health Data Branch Portal allows healthcare providers to access a number of aggregate reports on health system indicators: