Access to EMR data expands for BC physicians as pandemic unfolds

Business in Vancouver: At his practice in Surrey, Dr. Lawrence Yang has at times wondered how other physicians in his community have been handling cases such as diabetes, cancer, and addiction.

“We were never really able to put anonymized data — but data that’s relevant to the community — altogether in one visualization,” he said.

That’s changing as of late April, when the Victoria-based Health Data Coalition expanded its data-sharing application allowing BC family doctors to compare electronic medical records (EMR).

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