PMH in Prince Edward Island
In the spring of 2022, the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) model was established at five primary care locations, beginning the shift to collaborative team-based care for Islanders. Developed and endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada™ (CFPC), the PMH model leverages the skills and experience of a physician-led team of health care professionals working collaboratively to deliver comprehensive care for patients. This shift in primary care philosophy will allow Islanders attached to Patient Medical Home to benefit from greater access to comprehensive health care.
These established PMHs will continue to add team members as the nurses, physicians, and allied health care providers develop their practices. As teams mature, build their capacity, and add other health care professionals, new patients will be accepted. Additional practices across PEI are at various stages of embracing the team-based model of primary care with plans for the establishment of more PMHs in the future.
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