Using Big Data to Conduct Innovative Cardiovascular Clinical Trials


    • Lipid management (such as screening, vascular risk assessments and the use of statin therapy) is sub-optimal in Ontario, Canada. However, dyslipidemia is an important risk factor for heart disease, and can be addressed with proper screening and treatment.
    • The purpose of this project is to use implementation science to promote the uptake of lipid management activities (i.e., screening, risk assessment, statin initiation, and adherence) in high-risk health regions in Ontario.
    • A formative evaluation to assess the barriers and facilitators to the practice change from the perspective of primary care physicians and their patients. We will use the results to select implementa- tion strategies and help develop an implementation plan.
    • A patient panel to gain patient insights on how they prioritize cholesterol outcomes and their feed- back on selected.
    Based on the formative evaluation, we identified certain implementation interventions that may be con- sidered for improving the uptake of lipid management activities:


    • Mass media
    • Distribute educational materials
    • Intervene with patients to enhance uptake and adherence


    • Identify and prepare champions
    • Build upon a learning collaborative


    Who is this done for? Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research

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    Date : 22 Nov 2019