Dr. Moira Stewart
P: (519) 858-5028 ext: 22133
F: (519) 858-5029
The DELPHI Database
DELPHI, which stands for Deliver Primary Healthcare Information, is a researchable database of the Electronic Medical Record data of 25 family physicians and 25 interdisciplinary health care providers in Southwestern Ontario, with 31,736 patient records including 284,979 visits over two years. These data allow the following indicators to be created: volume; diagnosis; referral; quality of chronic disease care; comprehensiveness of care; interdisciplinary care; adult preventive care; childhood preventive care.
Patient-centred care is defined by six interacting components in a primary health care practice; patients and providers: exploring both the disease and the illness experience; understanding the whole person; finding common ground; incorporating prevention and health promotion; enhancing the patient-doctor relationship; being realistic.
Measures of patient-centred care have been developed and four studies conducted, which can provide data for students to re-analyze. Outcomes of interest in these studies included: patient adherence; patient recovery; self-perceived health; utilization of other health services.
Primary Care Health Services Research
Patient-Centred Clinical Methods; Integrated and Interdisciplinary Care; Information Technology in Primary Health Care.
BScfffff Dalhousie University
PhDffff University of Western Ontario
CURRENT RESEARCH GRANTS
The 3 S Project: Sustain, Strengthen and Scale Electronic Health Record Data to Evaluate and Improve Prevention and Chronic Disease Management in Primary Health Care (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Primary Health Care and Family Health Teams; 2008-2009).
Primary Health Care Electronic Health Records: A National Study on Needs, Gaps, and Opportunities (CIHR; 2008-2009).
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) (CIHR - Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR); 2009-2015).