Patient’s Medical Home implementation in BC

Primary care transformation is moving forward in BC. The BCCFP is excited that our province has embraced the CFPC’s vision of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) model for family practice.

Here in BC, the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC) is leading the gradual implementation of the PMH in individual practices, as well as the formation of new primary care networks (PCNs) that serve geographical areas.

The move toward team-based care is also well-underway in other Canadian provinces. The BCCFP is representing the needs of BC family physicians in national discussions about the PMH, including the development of a new report card on the status of PMH implementation across the country.

The CFPC is also adding value by developing practical resources to help family physicians create a PMH in their own practices.

Some of the CFPC’s resources are linked below. You can find more detail, including information for patients, policy makers and health care professionals, on the CFPC Patient’s Medical Home site. (Revised in March 2019).

Confused about the difference between a PMH and a PCN? You can learn more and download information sheets on the GPSC website.

Resources

CFPC 

(April 2019) The Integration of Pharmacists into Interprofessional Teams 

The Integration of Pharmacists Into Interprofessional Teams is an issue in the CFPC’s  Innovation in Primary Care series. Produced in partnership with the Canadian Pharmacists Association, it highlights how  family physicians and pharmacists can work together and share resources to address challenges.

(March 2019) A New Vision for Canada: Family Practice – The Patient’s Medical Home 

Since 2011 many principles of the CFPC’s PMH vision have been embraced in primary care reforms, and new models have been introduced across Canada. A New Vision for Canada: Family Practice – The Patient’s Medical Home was developed to better reflect current realities, meet the evolving needs of family physicians and their teams, and support continued implementation of the PMH.

CFPC Patient’s Medical Home Provincial Report Card

The Patient’s Medical Home Provincial Report Card looks at the performance of each province based on past, current and future initiatives related to the CFPC’s PMH model of care.

Practice Readiness Self-assessment Tool

The CFPC Self-Assessment Tool helps you to analyze how closely your practice aligns with the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH). It also offers actionable advice and links to resources that can help you better align your practice with these principles.

Best Advice Guides

The CFPC Best Advice Guides offer information directly related to addressing patient care and administrative needs in a PMH practice:

2018 Advanced and Meaningful Use of EMRs (overview) – this Best Advice guide provides practical advice and resources for family physicians, in a modular format, to learn more about advanced and meaningful use of EMRs in practice. The modules are available on the CFPC Patient’s Medical Home website. 

2018 Recovery-Oriented Mental Health and Addiction Care in the Patient’s Medical Home (full version) and Recovery-Oriented Mental Health and Addiction Care in the Patient’s Medical Home (one-pager)

2017 Team-based Care in the Patient’s Medical Home

2016 Caring for Military Families in the Patient’s Medical Home (full version) and Caring for Military Families in a Patient’s Medical Home (one-pager)

2016 Communities of Practice in the Patient’s Medical Home (full version) and Communities of Practice in the Patient’s Medical Home (one-pager)

2016 Chronic Care Management in a Patient’s Medical Home (full version) and Chronic Care Management in a Patient’s Medical Home (one-pager)

2016 Health Literacy in the Patient’s Medical Home (full version) and Health Literacy in the Patient’s Medical Home (one-pager)

2016 Physician Remuneration in a Patient’s Medical Home

2015 Adopting EMRs in a Patient’s Medical Home

2015 Social Determinants of Health

2014 Patient-Centredness

2012 Panel Size

2012 Rostering

2012 Timely Access

BC Practice Profiles

UBC Family Practice Centre

Prince George Division of Family Practice Primary Care Home Initiative