Patient Centred Care a well used and much written about descriptor but what is it? In practice, does it really mean full patient involvement and engagement in choices in their care? Early on, our family chose to use different terminology
In my last post I talked about how Greg was an innovative thinker who loved to challenge the status quo. What I love about digital health tools is not that they are amazing innovations or extraordinary technological feats of genius
Throughout 2016 the College of Physicians and Surgeons have been working to address one of the recommendations from the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s 2013 Continuity of Care study (Recommendation #2). Starting in January 2017, physicians will have to meet new timeframes
On July 18th, Alberta Health Services issued a report resulting from a joint investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and Alberta Health Services “into inadequate reprocessing and sterilization of medical devices” in the North Town Medical
We certainly appreciate very much the work that the team with the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) did to investigate what has been accomplished since the recommendations made in the first report the Continuity of Patient Care Study.
Last fall, the Deputy Minister of Health, Carl G. Amrhein, asked the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) to do an assessment and report on what progress had been on the recommendations in the original Continuity of Patient Care report.
Today Greg should be turning 35. Instead we are left with fond memories of him and the pain of missing the many wonderful things he brought into our lives. Greg died after many failures and gaps in the Alberta health
This week, we were invited to be part of the launch of a website called ezReferral. Family physician Dr. Denis Vincent identified gaps in the health system through experiences with his own practice as well as through Greg’s Journey and
We are pleased to share that after hearing from patients and providers, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) have established the Continuity of Care standard of practice. This standard clarifies the expectation of doctors and peers in
You may remember that after the release of the HQCA report and recommendations, Minister Horne ordered the agencies involved to report back to him: “Horne said he’s writing to the parties involved, including Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Medical Association