CPCSSN is participating in the RAPID-HC proposal for Canada’s National Data Platform. The inclusion of primary care data is essential to establishing the relevance and usefulness of the Platform. The ability of CPCSSN to derive data at scale from so many sources, locations and in differing formats, and to harmonize them into a consistent format is key to establishing RAPID-HC as a viable, inclusive, extensive, secure and productive facility, with the capacity and competence to merge the data from different health system sectors into a composite set and to distribute it for research.
CPCSSN is actively collaborating with major vendors, including TELUS and QHR, on the next generation of high performance interface, though which will flow EMR data from local and ASP installations of EMR products including Accuro, Med Access, Medesync, Nightingale, Practice Solutions, and Wolf. The source EMR data is initially collected into regional & national primary care health data repositories where it is further processed to improve overall data consistency and quality. The national repository provides a valuable platform for academic, government & industry researchers to perform various studies & analysis which will help improve the health of Canadians.
This new interface will enable regular, automated and more timely (eventually approaching near real time) flow of data to organizations like CPCSSN, thus opening up new opportunities for the use of primary care data