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, […]
By Dr Sarah Cook and Dr Ewan Affleck Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, is home to an ethnically diverse population of 22,000 people. Historically, outpatient primary health care services in Yellowknife have been provided by four distinct private clinics. Residents of Yellowknife experienced many of the same primary care constraints seen elsewhere in […]
April Frego, RN, CDE, and Lisa Bonds, CCPA, are passionate health professionals separated only by where they are in their respective career paths. Frego has been a primary care nurse since 1976 and has spent the majority of her working career in the residency training program with the University of Manitoba. Bonds graduated from the […]
The shift from paper-based patient records to electronic medical records (EMRs) is now recognized as integral to the evolution of the delivery of care in family medicine. As EMR tools are further developed, new possibilities for their application come to light: for example, data collected through EMRs can guide system-wide decisions and inform research. The […]
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.
“The College of Family Physicians of Canada releases a practical guide on patient-centredness in family practice.” The first pillar of the Patient’s Medical Home is patient-centredness. Including the patient as a participant in planning and decision-making is associated with many positive health outcomes. Importantly, it is care Canadians want – the kind that focuses […]
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 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.