In response to frequent requests for Clinical Decision Support and Practice Management tools, eDOCSNL is excited to unveil the Practice 360 initiative.

Practice 360 is an ongoing eDOCSNL initiative designed to increase clinical value and practice efficiencies in the EMR (Electronic Medical Record) for providers in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The initiative will not only support guidelines-based care of chronic disease and national screening and preventive care strategies but also provide tools to better understand your practice. 

Practice 360 aligns with the eDOCSNL Strategic Plan by leveraging the intelligent and standardized features of the EMR to support and evaluate guidelines based and preventive care, presenting providers with the information they need for best practice decision making.  Data provided by the EMR through the Practice 360 tools will enable the evaluation and refinement of guidelines and supports health system changes that will benefit all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

eDOCSNL will support users with adoption and use of these tools. The tools deployed through the initiative will be accompanied by training materials and media to ensure users are familiar with how to access and use them most effectively. Our staff will be happy to provide virtual or in-person support as well.

Why use the Practice 360 tools?

  • They are designed to support guidelines-based care
  • The tools leverage the intelligent features of the EMR to provide at-a-glance patient summaries and support clinical decision making
  • Reporting dashboards help you leverage the information you have collected to understand your patient population
  • Efficiency measures incorporated into the tools make following guidelines easy
  • The templates and care plans represent a one-stop-shop approach to documentation and clinical information gathering and presentation


eDOCSNL is pleased to announce the delivery of a set of provincial screening clinical decision support triggers in the EMR aligned with national and provincial screening guidelines.  Please see the educational documents provided below for information on how to access and use these alerts.


By popular demand, eDOCSNL has produced a Provincial Preventive Care Plan. This care plan collects the recommendations from local providers and clinical governance as well as screening programs, both within NL and nationally, to produce a set of locally relevant but best-practice based EMR tools. This is a dynamic tool and will be responsive to future recommendations and changes to preventive care principles. Please see the supporting training tools below to begin to use the tool in your practice.


The program is supporting the Family Practice Renewal Program with its COPD fee code roll-out by developing and deploying a provincial standard EMR visit template. To accompany the launch, we have also developed a COPD care plan and reporting dashboard for population level visibility. See below for the supporting documentation and training videos to enable use of the Practice 360 COPD Toolset.

COPD Toolset Training – Videos

COPD Toolset Training – Guides


eDOCSNL is proud to announce the introduction of a set of Diabetes tools developed in collaboration with Diabetes Canada. The toolset consists of a guidelines based visit template with clinical efficiency features as well as a care plan that reinforces guidelines based care and a reporting dashboard for population level visibility. See below for the supporting documentation to enable use of the Practice 360 Diabetes Toolset.  Please make sure you are able to view the notes on the slides when you view the presentations.

If you have questions about these tools, we would like to hear from you. Personalized, one on one sessions are available with staff to orient you to the tools and ensure you are able to get the most value from their use.

Diabetes Toolset Training – Guides

Diabetes Toolset Training – Videos

Since the launch of the original Diabetes template eDOCSNL has consulted with busy physicians and received a lot of feedback on the use of the Diabetes tools.  The common themes from this feedback indicate that, in some practice settings, the original template does not fit with existing workflow but does contain numerous features of value, including Triggers, embedded templates, resources and automatically populated labs.  As a result, we have decided to deploy a truncated version of the template that captures the features felt to be of value while at the same time preserving existing workflow and documentation by supplementing the existing documentation template, rather than replacing it. Please click the link below for assistance with accessing and using this new tool.


Do you have suggestions on how to improves these tools or have noticed elements of guidelines-based care missing from our disease-specific tools? If so, you could consider submitting a change request using the form below. Changes will be evaluated by the program and our Clinical Advisory Committee for inclusion in future releases. Not all suggestions will result in a change as there is the provincial scope of the tools to keep in mind but we are always striving to improve the clinical value of what we produce.