Lunenburg Family Health is raising the bar for patient-centred care. As they comprehensively serve the residents of the seaside town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, this team works hard to reflect the ideals of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) model. The secret, says Dr. David Martell, is fostering collaborative relationships between physicians and their patients as […]
The Ottawa-area Greenboro Family Medicine Centre is enjoying great success achieving the goals of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) model of family medicine. The close-knit group is deeply involved in the community and demonstrates dedication to patient-centred care through continuous self-assessment and improvement. The Centre, which is led jointly by nine physicians, was founded in […]
We are proud to call Dr Maria Patriquin, the founder of an innovative health centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) success story. Her creation, the Living Well Integrative Health Center, offers holistic care for individuals and families using a skilled multidisciplinary team and a wide range of services that address the […]
The CFPC’s Best Advice guide Communities of Practice supports one of the pillars in the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH)—the concept of team-based care. This guide focuses on intraprofessional collaboration between family physicians, and provides actionable advice for establishing and maintaining communities of practice. Family physicians with special interests (FPSIs) include one or more areas of […]
Advancing the Pillars of the Patient’s Medical Home in Ontario’s Evolving Health System On May 27, 2016, the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), with the support of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), sponsored a special symposium on the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH). This successful event allowed family physicians to engage in […]
One of the pillars of the Patient’s Medical Home model is team-based care. An inter-professional team of health care providers working together for the benefit of the patient. The collaborative environment fostered by the Patient’s Medical Home brings together health professionals to offer a range of services to patients in response to the needs of […]
The CFPC’s Best Advice guide Chronic Care Management in a Patient’s Medical Home, provides actionable advice to family physicians about chronic care management in family practice settings. While this guide applies to all types of family practices, the strategies described involve many important components of the Patient’s Medical Home model. With proper intervention and ongoing […]
As part of the CFPC’s ongoing advocacy for the Patient’s Medical Home, the Remuneration Best Advice Guide, aims to support family physicians and policy decision makers with information on how a remuneration model can address different community needs, and the outcomes associated with the models in different scenarios. Click here to review the guide and […]
The latest Best Advice Guide on the topic of Health Literacy supports the crucial first pillar in the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH), Patient-Centeredness. This guide explores ways in which family physicians can support their patients understanding of health information by enhancing their own communication skills, increasing use of health literacy assessment tools in the practice, […]
Subscribe to our new PMH mailing list! The PMH Mailing List is specifically geared towards those who would like to hear more about current PMH initiatives and upcoming PMH related events. We encourage you to sign up yourself and spread the word to your colleagues who are just as eager to learn more about the […]
The Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) model is effective across many different settings. Or so we say. But, …
The College of Family Physicians of Canada releases a practical guide on how family physicians can improve the social determinants of health.
On Nov 12, 2014 The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) released a follow-up document to the 2013 Report Card, entitled “From Red to Green. From Stop to Go. Recommended actions to improve home care and child and youth health”. The document provided specific recommendations on federal government participation in two key areas of […]
The Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) model is effective across many different settings. Rural environments, with the unique circumstances they represent may pose challenges for provision of comprehensive, accessible care. We had a chance to talk to Dr. Werner Oberholzer of Radville, SK to get his impressions of how well the model was working in his […]
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is excited to announce the launch of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) website! This website is your source for all information related to the Patient’s Medical Home. Please explore the site and visit often for the latest information about PMH resources and events.
This article is translated with permission of Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon: By Maxine Dumas Pilon, president chair of the QCFP February 4, 2016 Comment from the Québec College of Family Physicians A great deal has been said on the topic of family medicine over the course of the last year. The value of our specialty has […]