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Primary Care Data Extract

What EMR data is included in the data extract?

The Primary Care Data Extract extracts data from discrete data fields in the EMR in eight categories:

  • patient demographics (including enrolment data)
  • preventative care
  • diabetes management
  • asthma management
  • congestive heart failure management
  • hypertension management
  • coronary artery disease management
  • osteoporosis

The extract does not include free-form text such as that captured in encounter notes.

How do I know if our EMR can generate the Primary Care Data Extract?

It is expected that your EMR is able to generate the Primary Care Data Extract under the following conditions:

  1. Your EMR product is certified at the Integrated level
  2. Your EMR product is certified at the Standard level and is also certified for the optional Primary Care Quality Indicator Reminders and Data Extract
  3. You use a previously approved EMR product:
    • Code-Med/Jonoke Freedom Paperless Office
    • Telus’ Med Access

If your EMR product is not certified or previously approved, talk to your EMR vendor about developing the Primary Care Data Extract, including the functionality necessary to record patient enrolment details. If you, or your EMR vendor, need more information about the Primary Care Data Extract, you may review the specification or contact the Manitoba eHealth Primary Care/Community Information Systems (PCIS) Office at 204-926-3482 or

Learn more about Certified EMR Products, and review our Purchaser Responsibilities Summary for more information on purchasing a certified EMR.

How is the data submitted by Home Clinics used?

The data submitted by Home Clinics via the Primary Care Data Extract will serve a variety of purposes. The data uses include, but may not be limited to:

  • Evaluation of the Home Clinic model including analysis of the relationships between patients, Home Clinics and Most Responsible Providers, and the effect of those relationships on continuity of care. It will also provide insight as to the reasons why Manitobans may decline to participate or to de-enrol from a Home Clinic.

  • Analysis of health system use including, for example, provider visit patterns and geographical patterns of primary care use.

  • Analysis of the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Care Management tariffs to support provision of comprehensive care for Manitobans. Data will also support adjudication of CCM tariff claims, ensuring the right provider is remunerated for patient care.

  • Reporting for Home Clinic and Most Responsible Provider use. Reports based solely on Home Clinic and enrolment data (e.g. number of enrolled patients) and reports that require integration of enrolment data with other data sources (e.g. claims data), will be published within the Home Clinic Portal, and available for viewing, printing and/or exporting by the Home Clinic.


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