A new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) query to identify patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is available to all primary care providers using Accuro EMR. The query was developed by QIDS Specialists from the Windsor FHT and East GTA FHT and validated by other QIDS Specialists.
The query was developed in collaboration with the Ontario Lung Association, and the University of Toronto Practice Based Research Network (UTOPIAN). It is intended for all those in primary care that do not yet have a reliable list of COPD patients and don’t have the time or resources to start from scratch in reviewing all their patients to generate such a list for those wanting to start a lung health program. The earlier patients are identified with COPD and started on a treatment regime will slow the advancement of this chronic condition.