Enabling Quality improvement

Improving EMR function and maturity


Standardized Clinical Queries

The Algorithm Team have created standardized clinical queries in partnership with clinical experts. These queries can help you identify patients who have or are at risk of developing certain chronic conditions, which in turn can help keep them from falling through the cracks. 

The team currently has queries for

  • Opioid use (all)
  • Concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use
  • COPD
  • CHF
  • Depression

These queries have been developed and tested for Telus PS Suite, OSCAR, and Accuro by QHR. They are currently being ported to P&P datasystems.

Supporting QI Workers and Leaders

Quality Improvement in Primary Care Council includes QIDS Specialists, QIIMS, and other QI workers and leaders in primary care across Ontario.

Formation of the Quality Improvement in Primary Care Council
In January of 2019, the Quality Improvement in Primary Care (QI in PC) Council was formed. The QI in PC council consists of QIDSS and QIDSS-like individuals with the goal to support Quality Improvement initiatives within primary care. The council is led by 5 regional members to help support the QIDSS Community of Practice (CoP) and strengthen collective QI capacity across the sector.


  • The council chairs can be reached at: qiprimarycouncil@emaildodo.com
  • Council Chairs are:
    • Eastern Ontario - Cameron Berry
    • Southwest Ontario - Brice Wong
    • Northern Ontario – Mitch Chartier
    • Central Ontario - David Raan
    • Toronto Ontario – Samantha Gupta