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BC family doctors are working to improve services for their patients with the patient medical home (PMH) model of care. As part of their PMH journeys, more than 400 doctors have improved the quality of their patient data using PSP’s new set of EMR-based tools. The... read more

This year, more than 160 doctors across BC have met to learn about quality improvement principles that help them find better ways to care for their patients.

“Using strategies borrowed from business and industry, [doctors] are learning to identify specific... read more

Chris Pasin, pharmacist/owner of several RemedyRX pharmacies in the South Okanagan, has been awarded the BC Pharmacy Association's Ben Gant Innovative Practice Award for his work in developing chronic pain medication information sessions.

Chris served as the... read more

Doctors can now access the first series of PSP’s small group learning sessions (SGLS). Practice Improvement: Making Quality Improvement Work for You is a series of short, interactive sessions that introduce doctors to accessible and practical tools to make practice... read more

Small group learning sessions (SGLS) organized by the Practice Support Program (PSP) give doctors the opportunity to discuss, discover, and share learnings in a practical environment. Topics are informed by doctors and divisions at a community level to ensure learnings... read more

With the practise of medicine constantly growing more complex, doctors tackle new challenges by evolving their practices and services to meet the ever-changing and varied needs of their patients.  Over the years, the Practice Support Program has evolved as well, adapting... read more

The payment model for PSP's learning modules is changing as of next month. The change affects the timing of payment, not the total amount of funds available. The policy change will apply to learning module cohorts with their first learning session on or after November... read more

The year 2015/2016 was an evolutionary one for the PSP as it focussed on innovative ways to improve quality improvement for BC health professionals. At the same time, it delivered a full agenda of existing programs such as learning modules, in-practice coaching, EMR... read more

PSP has partnered with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) vendors to provide physicians with easy-to-use, powerful tools that optimize the value of your EMR by supporting improvements to both patient care and practice operations.

Specialized screening tools improve... read more

More and more doctors are taking on leadership roles in their practices and communities. Since 2011, the GPSC has been supporting these efforts by offering the Leadership and Management Development Program (LMDP), through the Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of... read more

Small group learning sessions are now available through the Practice Support Program. This reflective innovative learning model engages doctors in locally and clinically relevant topics as identified by their division of family practice.

“The medical practice... read more

Sometimes you have to look back in order to realize how far you have come. A recent message received (below) from Dr Keith Phillips highlights the value of the Practice Support Program (PSP).  As the GP champion of the PSP Pain Management module in Nanaimo, and former... read more

BC physicians have one of the highest EMR adoption rates in the country. Ninety-four percent (3,542) of full-service family practice GPs are on an EMR and and 100% of those in large clinics (six or more physicians) are now practicing using an EMR in their day-to-day... read more

On April 1st, the Practice Support Program (PSP) will start to implement changes to its evolving service delivery model.

After much collaboration with Divisions of Family Practice and health authority Regional Support Team (RST) leadership, the PSP’s service... read more

The Practice Support Program (PSP) is excited to share an update on its evolving service delivery model.

PSP originally launched in 2007 with a goal of providing module support to physicians and, over the years, PSP has continually refined its goals and services... read more

In late April 2014, more than 200 participants gathered at the Westin Wall Centre in Richmond, BC in the second of two provincial sessions for the new Practice Support Program (PSP) Pain Management learning module.

Developed under the governance of and with... read more

An article on the Practice Support Program (PSP) Adult Mental Health (AMH) module was published in the summer edition of The Permanente Journal (www.permanentejournal.org), a Kaiser Permanente publication that advances knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine... read more

Family and specialist physicians throughout BC now have access to training and resources designed to support the effective coordination of care for patients who are at risk of or living with COPD and heart failure.

Developed under the governance of and with... read more