D 05 Clinicians Using Standardized Clinical Data to Inform Practice and Influence Health Policy Directions

Monday, 9 November 2015: 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Description/Overview: Electronic health records (EHRs) offer the opportunity to improve patient outcomes across the continuum of care. In this symposium, we will describe a Canadian experience with the collection of standardized clinical data (C-HOBIC – Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care) and the potential benefits to be derived for clinical practice and research, and health policy directions. In particular, the use of standardized outcomes to support the continuity and delivery of appropriate, quality patient care within and between sectors of the healthcare system will be described. Initial research indicates that there is potentially predictive value in the use of standardized clinical outcomes. Additionally, the use of a synoptic report to capture outcomes data across care settings has been evaluated and will be described in this session. Evaluation efforts related to the use of C-HOBIC and the synoptic report thus far will be reported.
Moderators:  Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Walden University, Lewisville, TX
Symposium Organizers:  Lynn M. Nagle, PhD, MScN, BN, RN, Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Standardizing the Collection of Clinical Outcomes to Support Evidence-Based Practice

Peggy Ann White, MN, BA, RN
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Science, Toronto, ON, Canada

Evaluating the Use of C-HOBIC and the C-HOBIC Transition Synoptic Report

Lynn M. Nagle, PhD, MScN, BN, RN
Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Advancing Clinical Data Standards in Canada

Kathryn J. Hannah, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN, FAAMI
School of Nursing, University of Victoria, Calgary, AB, Canada