You can extract specific data (using filters, or data slices) from the TELUS Collaborative Health Record (CHR) into a password-protected CSV spreadsheet file. Before you can export data using a data slice, you must first create the data slice filter in Settings > Templates > Data Slice. For example, you may want to create a filter to export data only for patients who have a specific medical condition, who are over a certain age, who are of a specific gender, or a combination of various filter criteria.

The CSV file created is compressed within a .7z zipped file that you, or the recipient, can then extract later (see Downloading and using exported files).


1. From the main toolbar, click Settings > Data Export. A list of any previously exported data appears.

2. Click Data Slices. The Export Data window opens.

2. Next, choose the right tab at the top that says "Data Slices".

If you then select "New Export", a dialog box will appear that will allow you to either select a previously created Data Slice Template, or skip to create something new.

When creating a new Data Slice, you will first need to select which "Data Source" you would like to export. These include: Appointments, Appointment Types, Cases, Encounters, Patients and Practitioners.

Once a Data Source is selected, you can then: Set the title of the export, enter a password for secure extraction of the data export, choose which filters to apply, as well as which columns you would like to display.

After you have customized the above, you can select "Export" at the bottom of the box. Once complete, you will then be able to download and open the exported file. Note: please read the below article on extraction.

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