Updated Version of Osteoporosis Assessment Tool Now Available

An updated version of the osteoporosis and falls assessment tool is currently available in PDF as well as for Telus (PS Suite) and OSCAR EMR users.

A webinar demonstrating the use of the tool (PS Suite version only) will be broadcast on Tuesday, August 28 from 11.30 am to 12. 30 pm. Dr. Upender Mehan will  demonstrate on how to use the custom form.

Click HERE to register for the webinar. Limited spots available! Link to archived version of the webinar will be available after the initial broadcast.

The osteoporosis and falls assessment tool 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 updated, multi-functional tool can be integrated into the electronic medical records (EMR) with the aim of improving osteoporosis-related care in family practice. The tool offers a number of new features to support family physicians in their decision-making process to improve diagnosis and care for their patients living with or at risk of osteoporosis. The tool’s improved functionality includes: calculating patient fracture risk, populating prior BMD scores as they are updated via the form and a more detailed pharmacotherapy section.

Click here for more details or to download the tool.

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.

We would like to acknowledge Dr. Sanjeev Goel for his work in development of the OSCAR version of the tool.