The Patient’s Medical Home is the future of family practice in Canada.
In this vision, every family practice across Canada offers the medical care that Canadians want — readily accessible, centred on the patients’ needs, provided throughout every stage of life, and seamlessly integrated with other services in the health care system and the community.
VIRTUAL CARE IN THE PATIENT'S MEDICAL HOME
NEW REPORT AVAILABLE!
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for family practices to be able to deliver virtual care to patients as part of their overall range of services. This supplement to the Patient’s Medical Home vision spells out the important role of virtual care in supporting patients’ access to comprehensive and continuous care in a way that complements rather than replaces the in-person delivery of health care services.
“As a core member of the PMH team, Family Practice Nurses, are excited to use the Patient’s Medical Home 2019 document as a guiding tool in designing and implementing effective and efficient patient services with our Family Physician colleagues.”
Treena Klassen R.N., B.N., A.S.M.H., M.Ed
President, Canadian Family Practice Nurses Association
“Social workers are key members of Interprofessional teams and we strongly support tools that will continue building the momentum in adopting patient centred family practice teams.”
Executive Director, Canadian Association of Social Workers
“The updated vision of family practice in Canada aligns with the CHCA’s harmonized principles for home care and sets a clear foundation for achieving patient- and family-centered care that is accessible, accountable, evidence-informed, integrated and sustainable. We strongly endorse the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Patient’s Medical Home 2019 as an enabler to make this happen.”
CEO, Canadian Home Care Association
“Working for Change is pleased to endorse the Patient’s Medical Home 2019 vision. The PMH vision describes the kind of care that Working for Change program participants need from their family physicians and other primary care providers. Care that is compassionate, accessible and connected. Care that is socially accountable and adaptive to the needs of our community. Care that partners with patients and their families.”
Executive Director, Working for Change
“The Patient’s Medical Home 2019 is an important foundational piece in the transformation of the health care system to better meet the needs of Canadians. Its emphasis on intersectoral action on the social determinants of health is important in an age when bold action is required to meaningfully improve health status and also reduce the burden on our country’s acute care system.”
Dr. Richard Musto
Chair, Canadian Public Health Association
“The Canadian Nurses Association supports the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Patient Medical Home (PMH) and its vision to strengthen, spread and broaden patient-partnered care in Canada. Nurses have a unique and integral role to play in advancing primary care through interprofessional and patient-partnered approaches – and the PMH goes a long way to promoting collaboration among patients and health care providers to respond to the evolving needs of patients and communities.”
CEO, Canadian Nurses Association
“We are proud to support the CFPC and its vision for the Patient’s Medical Home,” said Dr. Rashaad Bhyat, Clinician Leader, Canada Health Infoway. “Working together with patients, care providers and policy makers, the PMH principles can help deliver better primary care for Canadians and improve health outcomes.”
Dr. Rashaad Bhyat
Clinician Leader, Canada Health Infoway
“When it comes to taking concrete action on improving primary care in Canada, the Patient’s Medical Home 2019 is a compelling roadmap for health decision makers, health professionals and patients. Physicians understand how the collaborative approach can have a real impact, ensuring efficiency along the way and this is why the CMA is pleased to endorse the 2019 vision.”
Dr. Gigi Osler
President, Canadian Medical Association
“Collaboration between and among all specialists in Family Medicine and Royal College disciplines, allied health providers, patients and their care partners is critical to the successful delivery of healthcare that meets the needs and expectations of patients and communities in Canada. We strongly support the vision of the Patients’ Medical Home in delivering comprehensive and timely care for all.”
Andrew Padmos, BA, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FRCP
Chief Executive Officer, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
“The Canadian Armed Forces Health Services is proud to support the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) 2019. This vision for the future of family practice will allow for more agility in the patient-focused healthcare domain, and will encourage continued collaboration among all healthcare providers. We look forward to this unique transformation, and its contribution to a healthy future.”
MGen Andrew Downes
Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces
PMH 2019 is now available! Meeting the needs of communities, family physician leadership, connected care and quality improvement are all emphasized in the refreshed vision.
Practices across Canada have implemented PMH principles in their communities. Read about their success and the results they have achieved. If you have a success story of your own you want to tell us about, get in touch!