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Welcome to the Electronic Medical Record End of Life Care Module Toolkit

This site is part of a research project entitled "A Knowledge Translation Project on Benchmark End-of-life Care Practices for the Elderly in Primary Care – Stages 3 and 4". The goal of this project is to improve the care of patients & families living with, suffering & dying from life-limiting/chronic illnesses by promoting identification, assessment & communication/ collaboration. This specifically includes the use of tools and resources integrated into primary care electronic medical records. Our primary research question is: Can the palliative approach that is integrated into the EMR of primary care physicians enhance EOL care in ways that are measurable, scalable and sustainable?

This 2-year project builds on the British Columbia Practice Support Program's End of Life module which targeted general practitioners. We are focusing on identification, assessment, and pro-active care planning and the technology supports for those  processes.

One output from this project is the Functional Requirements Blueprint document for
the EMR EOL care toolkit  Functional Requirements Blueprint - click here to download the blueprint in pdf

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This research is funded by the  Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network, which is supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence program.


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