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Final opportunity for EMR post-implementation support (MU3)

The General Practice Services Committee (GPSC) is funding a final opportunity for BC family physicians to take advantage of EMR post-implementation support in order to reach Meaningful Use level 3 (MU3). The deadline to apply is September 30, 2014. All family physicians who are on an EMR, including doctors working in walk-in clinics, locums and specialized practices such as maternity care, are eligible to participate.

At MU3, family physicians will find that their EMR can:

  • Improve office efficiency and care for patients
  • Allow physicians to establish registries of patients with chronic conditions to be identified, recalled and optimally managed
  • Enhance practice management processes by identifying patients whose care triggers eligibility for incentive fees
  • Attract locums and new physicians because patients’ past histories, medications, allergies, management plans, chronic disease information and more are all readily accessible on the EMR
  • Offer system-wide benefits, such as assisting in population health assessment, patient attachment, and health system integration, among others

Additional advantages provided by post-implementation support once MU3 is obtained are:

  • Six Mainpro-C and six bonus Mainpro-M1 credits by the College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • $3,000 sessional fee to cover training time

To apply, email emrsupport@doctorsofbc.ca with your clinic name and the name(s) of physician(s) wanting to participate.

Physicians will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis to schedule an initial assessment and receive post-implementation support so it is important to register early, as staff resources are limited.

More information is available at www.pspbc.ca.

myHEALTHPlan

This new electronic care-planning tool developed in Fraser Health helps doctors and patients plan care and manage chronic medical conditions. Information can be shared between the patient, doctor and the other health providers involved in care.  Learn more about myHEALTHPlan.

2010 Primary Care Forum

Second Annual Primary Care Forum for the advancement of integration of primary and community care. Conference presentations available for download.
Quick facts: Primary health care in the Fraser Health region

Fraser Health collaborates closely primary care providers to develop new systems and programs to support high-quality patient care in the community.

  • 1435+ Family Physicians and Specialists and 12 Nurse Practitioners in Fraser Health, in 20 communities
  • Also working in Primary Care: public health staff, community nurses, midwives, pharmacists, mental health professionals, clinical counsellors, physiotherapists, home and community care workers, mental health specialists, dieticians, community organizations and more

Integration of primary and community care

BC’s health authorities are in the process of building an ‘integrated system of primary and community care,’ so that British Columbians to have the majority of their needs met by high-quality, community-based health care and support services.

One of the ways we will achieve this is through the creation of integrated health networks in all of our communities over the next five years. This involves building a team of integrated professionals, who come together with family doctors to support people who are living with complex or chronic health conditions.  This work also involves:

Professionals: Why practice primary care in Fraser Health?

Learn about the lifestyle, opportunities and innovation that this profession brings.


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