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The Centre for Effective Practice and the OCFP are looking for family doctors to take part in focus groups related to new clinical tools. Register with Centre for Effective Practice to indicate your interest and receive more details about teleconferences and other opportunities. Tool development expertise is not required – just an interest in improving the tools available to support your practice.


Clinical Tools and Resources for Primary Care

Osteoporosis and Falls Assessment EMR Custom Form - Geriatric Education & Research in Aging Sciences and McMaster University

The Osteoporosis and Falls Assessment Form is based on the 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada and the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Frail Elderly, which offer evidence-based screening and treatment recommendations for adults over 50 years. The Form is available in PDF, and for PS Suite and OSCAR EMR users with the aim of improving osteoporosis-related care in family practice. 
The tool's functionality includes: calculating patient fracture risk, populating prior BMD scores as they are updated via the form and a detailed pharmacotherapy section.
The updated PS Suite version of the osteoporosis assessment custom tool was developed in partnership with QBIC (Quality Based Improvements in Care), The Centre for Family Medicine FHT eHealth Centre of Excellence, Waterloo, Ontario. The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy would like to acknowledge Dr. Sanjeev Goel for his work in development of the OSCAR version of the tool. 

Keywords: electronic medical records, GERAS, RILs, elderly, back pain, bone mineral density, BMD, CAROC, FRAX, back, fracture risk, msk, chronic disease, Practice Solutions, PSS

The Clinical Tools and Resources listing links primary care providers with information that may aid in their clinical decision making. In most cases, these resources are created by third parties. The Ontario College of Family Physicians accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the information provided. Users are required to use their own clinical judgement when dealing with the individual patient.

The OCFP has attempted to provide up-to-date materials for clinician use while recognizing that the rapid evolution of materials may result in the information provided becoming outdated. Users are encouraged to consult the original sources for updated versions as they become available and for further information about the individual resource, its terms of use and limitations. Inclusion in the listing does not indicate endorsement by the OCFP.