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2018 - 2019 REVIEW

EMR integration

EMR-based poverty screening in the primary care setting


About the project

Funded by the Local Poverty Reduction Fund for 15 months starting on Feb. 1, 2017, the project focused on developing an electronic medical record (EMR) integrated strategy to screen and identify poverty in primary care. Additionally, the project enabled providers to intervene on behalf of their patients affected by poverty or low socioeconomic status, by appropriately managing and/or referring patients to social support programs.



  • 4 sites selected for pilot testing across Ontario

  • Provider education to support implementation

During the patient's visit

  • Patient screening survey administered

  • Provider point-of-care EMR enabled intervention

  • Patient provided with tailored list of local resources



Publications and presentations

Electronic Medical Record–Integrated Solution in Primary Care to Screen and Provide Supports for Those Living in Poverty

Patients’ choice award winning poster presented at: Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day on June 2018.

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