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MyPractice: Primary Care

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How can a family physician see how their patients are doing?

Here’s how.


What’s in the report?

MyPractice reports will now enable family physicians to confidentially see their individual opioid prescribing patterns in relation to peers across the province. In addition, you can see how your patients are doing with their cancer screening and diabetes management – and learn how they are using other health services, like emergency departments. This means you’ll be able to take what the data is showing you and use your patients’ electronic medical records to find specific patients in need of attention.


How does the report support me in helping my patients?

In addition to your data, you'll get practice ideas for improvement, which means less effort and time finding solutions that may already exist.


Sample Report

MyPractice: Primary Care Sample Report (PDF)

Technical Appendix

MyPractice: Primary Care Report Technical Appendix 2018 (physicians and FHTs) (PDF)
MyPractice: MyPractice Primary Care Report Technical Appendix 2018 (CHCs) (PDF)

ONTARIO PAIN MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

Tools to help manage your patients’ pain (including appropriate use of opioids) from partners across the province.

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The MyPractice report will only be sent to the email address you provided upon registration and will not be shared with others, including other agencies or physician groups.

For more information, please email us at practicereport@hqontario.ca


Frequently Asked Questions

MyPractice: Primary Care report will provide you with confidential information about your own practice, in relation to peers across the province.

This report gives you your opioid prescribing patterns compared with others. In addition, you can see how your patients are doing with their cancer screening and diabetes management – and learn how they are using other health services, like emergency departments.

This means you will be able to take what the data is showing you about your individual practice and use your patients’ electronic medical records to find specific patients in need of attention.

Plus, you will get practice ideas specific to improvement topics, which can mean less effort and time having to search for solutions that may already exist.

This report is not available for anyone else to see other than the physician who requests it.

View the sample Physician Report for additional details.

*This report does not contain real data, and is intended only as an example of what the MyPractice Report contains.

Your MyPractice report will only be sent to the email address you provide upon registration and will not be shared with others, including other agencies or physician groups. The data and practice ideas featured in your confidential MyPractice report are specific to your practice to help you better understand your patients and how you can support them.

Yes, this report can be the basis for a Mainpro+ Certified Practice Audits/Quality Assurance program. Each completed exercise is eligible for six certified assessment credits.

You can receive a confidential MyPractice report by completing the consent form found here. Once your consent has been provided, a Health Quality Ontario account will be created to allow access to the reports. If you already have a Health Quality Ontario account, please sign in and complete the consent form.

Reports are available based on when consent is provided. Please see the schedule below:

Registration & Consent Deadline Report Available*
March 31May 31
June 30August 31
September 30November 30
December 31February 28

*Dates are dependent upon data availability and are subject to change.

The data in the report is confidential and secure. Health Quality Ontario will only release identified/identifiable physician level data to the participating physician. Identified/identifiable physician data will not be shared with other parties without additional written consent of the participating physician.

For more information about how Health Quality Ontario manages and safeguards personal information, please review our privacy notice at www.hqontario.ca/Policies-and-Procedures/Privacy-Policy.

The Provincial/Ontario and LHIN percentages found in your report are provided for context only and do not represent a target.

If you would like information about other supports throughout the system as you help patients manage pain, visit Opioid Partnered Efforts

The MyPractice report was developed jointly by Health Quality Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, in partnership with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Association of Ontario Health Centres, and the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

The MyPractice report examines data specific to your practice, to identify gaps and to offer practice ideas for improvement. These reports show information about your practice in relation to others in the province. Also, no patient-level data are reported.

Please view a list of other primary care reports that support quality improvement at the local level click here.

A separate report with aggregate group level is available to executive directors of Family Health Teams and Community Health Centres in the primary care sector. Individual physicians are not identified in this report. Before receiving their report, executive directors must confirm that no physicians in their Community Health Centres or Family Health Teams objected to having the executive director receive the aggregate level report.

The report is available to non-salaried family physicians who work in a comprehensive family medicine office setting. Unfortunately, the report is not currently available to family physicians who are part of a salaried model of care, such as Community Health Centres, and family physicians who have a focused practice, (e.g. emergency departments or pain management). This is because each physician’s report is based on rostered and ‘virtually rostered’ patients, and those who do not roster/ virtually roster are not able to receive a report. Virtual rostering is an algorithm that attributes physicians to patients for whom they have billed or ‘shadow’ billed the largest amount of core primary care services.

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