EMR Tips and Tricks

Click on the video links above to view our EMR Tips and Tricks videos and educational presentations targeted at optimizing the use of your EMR and supporting Home Clinics.


View these videos which share fundamentals about computer and EMR use.

  • Creating and managing strong passwords
    This video outlines common security risks such as phishing, malware and viruses. Practical tips, guidelines and strategies are shared to support the protection of electronic information.
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  • Basic Computer Skills
    Watch this video to learn basic skills to improve your computer use (PC or Mac). Many of the tips and tricks shared can be used to improve EMR use. Topics include keyboard shortcuts, mouse techniques, selecting text, and performing activities such as cut, copy and paste. Learn how to manage multiple windows and where to find answers to your computer-related questions.
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Educational Presentations

These recorded presentations share knowledge about specific topics related to EMRs and other technology.

  • New – Home Clinic Enrolment Service
    This video outlines the Home Clinic Enrolment Service which provides clinics with an efficient method to manage client enrolment and submit enrolment data to the Home Clinic Repository. Learn about the benefits of using this service which include improved accuracy and timeliness of enrolment, fewer enrolment rejections and up-to-date remediation messages being delivered directly to Certified EMRs.
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  • Client Registry Query Service
    Learn about the Client Registry Query Service providing clinics with access to the Manitoba Provincial Client Registry system. This service combines best practices and information technologies, providing authorized users of Manitoba Certified EMR Products with a secure method to query and import client demographics directly from the Provincial Client Registry system through an interface directly into their EMR. This video covers information available in Client Registry, patient registration best practices and the benefits of using the service.
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  • Understanding the Primary Care Report for Home Clinics
    Watch this video to learn more about the Primary Care Reports for Home Clinics distributed by Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. This video is intended to support Home Clinic providers and clinic managers in understanding and interpreting the report to best use the data in support of their practice.
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  • Primary Care Quality Indicators: Supporting quality patient care in Manitoba
    This video provides an introduction to Manitoba’s Primary Care Quality Indicators (PCQIs) and how they support measurement of prevention, screening and management of chronic conditions. Learn about the importance of data quality including some EMR tips and tricks to help you leverage PCQIs in support of quality patient care.
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  • Primary Care Data Extract: Leveraging Primary Care Quality Indicators in Manitoba
    Learn about the Primary Care Data Extract (PCDE) and the benefits to submitting on a regular basis. This video covers key data elements, the importance of EMR data quality, and how a Manitoba Certified EMR can support efficient collection and submission of a robust PCDE to maximize value for Home Clinics.
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  • Privacy and Electronic Information Systems
    Review information contained in The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) in the context of electronic information systems. Topics include education and training, policies and procedures, access to information, auditing and the role of the Privacy Officer.
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  • Information security starts with you
    Learn about best practice guidelines as well as some tips and tricks on creating and managing strong passwords for use with electronic information systems such as EMRs.
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  • Understanding EMR data quality
    Learn about the importance and benefits of strong EMR data quality. Explore some common data quality issues along with strategies for improvement.
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  • Evaluating and improving EMR data quality
    This video provides practical examples clinics can review to evaluate and improve EMR data quality using six data quality characteristics. Information is provided on how to define, refine and focus EMR data quality improvement efforts.
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  • EMR Certification in Manitoba
    This video explains the EMR certification process released in December 2015. Learn about the certification process, the two levels of EMR certification, responsibilities you may have if you are an EMR purchaser and the benefits of using a Certified EMR in Manitoba.
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  • Patient Demographics: Best Practices
    This video provides best practice guidelines for patient registration in your EMR. Learn about registration steps and the key information required along with additional tips to support clinics with entering patient demographics successfully.
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Home Clinic Supports

Watch our tips and tricks videos on key functions within the Home Clinic Portal.

  • Primary Care Data Extract Upload to the Home Clinic Portal
    This video provides an overview of how to save your Primary Care Data Extract (PCDE) files to your computer and outlines how to upload your files using the Home Clinic Portal.
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  • Individual Enrolment in the Home Clinic Portal
    This video outlines when individual enrolment may be necessary in the Home Clinic Portal. Learn how to search, add and enrol patients, along with information on associating patients with a Most Responsible Provider.
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Disclaimer: If inconsistencies exist between the above presentations and the related legal agreements, the agreements supersede the presentations.