Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD is a slowly progressive disease that affects more than 2.5 million Canadians, half of whom will not be properly diagnosed until they reach an advanced stage of the disease. Clinicians need easier point-of-care access to evidence-based information to support faster, appropriate diagnoses and improve patient health outcomes.

E2P’s EMR-integrated COPD tool for TELUS PS Suite supports primary care by giving them easier access to the information they need at the point of care.

Investigations into COPD diagnosis: Supports the confirmation of diagnosis by spirometry and captures results.

Management supports: Has embedded accessory instruments to measure the degree of disease burden.  Tracks acute exacerbations, graphs timing, reviews and captures severity to determine the risk of future acute exacerbations.

Medication plans: Provides decision support related to recommended pharmacologic treatments.

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Change Management Specialists

eHealth Centre of Excellence’s Change Management Specialists are available, free of charge, to enable the smooth adoption and effective utilization of the E2P COPD tool.

  • Tailored coaching for primary care clinicians, allied health professionals and all clinic staff.
  • Facilitated installation, set-up and tool training.
  • Review of existing workflows to maximize efficiencies.
Academic Detailing Service

The Centre for Effective Practice provides, free of charge, 1-on-1 discussions with a trained clinical pharmacist to support clinician educational needs and build capacity and confidence to deliver best patient care, including:

  • Diagnosis and assessing symptom severity
  • Initiating and adjusting tailored maintenance therapy
  • Developing a COPD management plan and accessing local patient and provider resources

Development Process

Tools and supports for COPD were co-developed with primary care clinicians, persons with lived experiences, experts and key system stakeholders.

Topic Expert Group

A warm thank you to the Topic Expert Group who supported the development of these E2P tools and supports:

  • Tim Brander
  • Tanveer Singh, MPH
  • Stephanie Lawrence, BSc, BScN, MN, NP-PHC
  • Madonna Ferrone, RRT/CRE
  • Julie Skelding, BSc (H.K.), RN, MN
  • Judith Rosenberg
  • Jason Bartell, RN(EC), MN, BScN, NP-PHC
  • Dannica Switzer, MD, CCFP(EM)
  • Chris Varughese, NP-PHC
  • Anthony D’Urzo, MD, MSc
  • Alan Kaplan, MD CCFP(EM) FCFP CPC (HC)