Data to decisions

October 28, 2020
Research paper published in the International Journal of Health Policy and Management Abstract Background: The province of Ontario, Canada has made major investments in interdisciplinary primary care teams. There is interest in both demonstrating and improving the quality of care they provide.
November 16, 2018
You cannot improve what you don't measure. With that in mind, AFHTO is committed to advancing measurement in primary care. However, measurement for its own sake is a futile exercise. The value of measurement is as a tool for quality improvement. AFHTO's approach to measurement is informed by the
October 04, 2018
Baby step by baby step, walking the measurement talk – to better health Imagine the conversation. “Hey, my sweet baby, what do you think about putting your vaccination into the tablet here? That way the doctor will know that you have had your shots, and all your information will be in one
March 08, 2018
AFHTO members have just released the 7th iteration of their performance measurement report, Data to Decisions 5.1. Voluntary participation in team-level measurement remains high. 90% of members have contributed so far, with over 60% in D2D 5.1. This makes D2D 5.1 a unique picture of primary care
October 04, 2017
The results are in for D2D 5.0. As usual, AFHTO members have full access to all the data through the interactive report. A summary of performance at the province and LHIN levels is available on AFHTO’s public web page. Some of the highlights from this most recent release of D2D are listed below.
August 16, 2017
From the Patient Priorities Questionnaire, we learned a lot about what matters most to patients when it comes to their relationships and their primary care providers, but we want to dig deeper. We also want to hear from them about how we should find out, because we know many of them found the
March 07, 2017
Today’s release of Data to Decisions (D2D) 4.1 contains early signals that variation in performance between teams is decreasing.  Reducing variation is an important goal in quality improvement. So the observed change is an early and encouraging signal that the needle on performance is starting to
July 29, 2016
The EMR queries below were  developed by QIDSS and the EMR Communities of Practice to help you extract data for submission to D2D. Telus PS Accuro Nightingale OSCAR P&P   NOTE: All queries are tested and validated prior to release. However, changes that take place after the
May 26, 2016
D2D 4.0: Follow-Up after Hospitalization and Support for Tracking Phone Encounters The membership vote is in, and the Follow-Up after hospitalization Indicator has been recommended for inclusion in D2D 4.0 as new indicator with the following definition: %  of patients for whom timely (within 48
February 01, 2016
Today’s release of Data to Decisions (D2D) 3.0 demonstrates significant progress by family health teams and nurse practitioner-led clinics to advance manageable and meaningful measurement for improved patient care. AFHTO members are guided by the Starfield Principles – focusing on the relationship
November 29, 2015
Data to Decisions (D2D) is a membership-wide report on performance in primary care. In this 4 minute video, Dr. Michelle Greiver, North York FHT, describes the reasons she values Data to Decisions. Share this video with your colleagues, physicians and board members to start conversations about how
September 02, 2015
The data dictionary version 4  describes indicators for D2D 3.0 and includes some changes from the initial set of indicators reported in D2D 1.0 and D2D 2.0. The definitions and data sources for these indicators are based on the Primary Care Performance Measurement Framework (PCPMF) wherever