FluWatch Automated Surveillance Tool (FAST)

Version1.0.0
PublisherMcMaster University
Category
  • Clinic Reporting
EMR Integration(s)OSCAR Pro
RegionOntario
Privacy and SecurityMore Information
Terms of Use

FluWatch Automated Surveillance Tool (FAST)

Version1.0.0
PublisherMcMaster University
Category
  • Clinic Reporting
EMR Integration(s)OSCAR Pro
RegionOntario
Privacy and SecurityMore Information
Terms of Use

Join the national influenza surveillance program, FluWatch, to help to identify influenza-like-illness (ILI) patterns in real-time.

The FluWatch Automated Surveillance Tool (FAST) enables clinicians to automatically submit surveillance data for influenza-like illness (ILI) in real-time through OSCAR to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s FluWatch program.

EMR Integration

FAST streamlines the submission of data from OSCAR to the FluWatch Program.

Direct Integration

When enabled, participating providers will be randomly asked when saving a note if the patient meets the criteria for ILI. At set times this non-identifying data collected will be transferred to the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence (CNPHI) for the inclusion in the FluWatch program.

Privacy and Security

General

FAST uses existing modules in OSCAR to store data until the customizable set bulk transfer time, at which point OSCAR transfers the anonymized data to CNPHI over secure FTP.

Application Requirements

General

FAST requires at lease one user to in the clinic to have a Know2Act account. Know2Act requires configuration for OSCAR Pro and is also available on OSCAR 19.

About the Publisher

McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine (“DFM”) has been a leader in developing, implementing and evaluating innovative technological solutions to improve health systems and outcomes since 2001. It’s most notable and broadly adopted technology is OSCAR, an electronic medical record technology that is one of the top EMR’s in Ontario and British Columbia, and is increasingly being adopted in other provinces in Canada. Integrated with OSCAR is a second technology, “Know2Act” or “K2A” that enables peer-to-peer clinical decision support as well as facilitates dissemination of clinically validated tools and information to improve care. DFM has leveraged these technologies in creating the “FluWatch Automated Surveillance Tool” (“FAST”) which, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada (“PHAC”), has been clinically validated as effective in the surveillance of influenza-like illness (“ILI”)

Product Overview

Join the national influenza surveillance program, FluWatch, to help to identify influenza-like-illness (ILI) patterns in real-time.

The FluWatch Automated Surveillance Tool (FAST) enables clinicians to automatically submit surveillance data for influenza-like illness (ILI) in real-time through OSCAR to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s FluWatch program.

EMR Integration

FAST streamlines the submission of data from OSCAR to the FluWatch Program.

Direct Integration

When enabled, participating providers will be randomly asked when saving a note if the patient meets the criteria for ILI. At set times this non-identifying data collected will be transferred to the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence (CNPHI) for the inclusion in the FluWatch program.

Additional Details

Privacy and Security

General

FAST uses existing modules in OSCAR to store data until the customizable set bulk transfer time, at which point OSCAR transfers the anonymized data to CNPHI over secure FTP.

Application Requirements

General

FAST requires at lease one user to in the clinic to have a Know2Act account. Know2Act requires configuration for OSCAR Pro and is also available on OSCAR 19.

About the Publisher

McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine (“DFM”) has been a leader in developing, implementing and evaluating innovative technological solutions to improve health systems and outcomes since 2001. It’s most notable and broadly adopted technology is OSCAR, an electronic medical record technology that is one of the top EMR’s in Ontario and British Columbia, and is increasingly being adopted in other provinces in Canada. Integrated with OSCAR is a second technology, “Know2Act” or “K2A” that enables peer-to-peer clinical decision support as well as facilitates dissemination of clinically validated tools and information to improve care. DFM has leveraged these technologies in creating the “FluWatch Automated Surveillance Tool” (“FAST”) which, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada (“PHAC”), has been clinically validated as effective in the surveillance of influenza-like illness (“ILI”)