Physician networks are formal or informal relationships through which doctors support each other with clinical services to meet the comprehensive care needs of their patients, and a key element of a patient medical home.
A network can comprise a group of doctors and a combination of relationships: GP to GP, GP to specialist, and patient medical home (PMH) to PMH. Network participants collectively support each other to provide cross-coverage and out-of-hours care, and participate in on-call groups for specific patient populations like residential care and maternity patients.
The supportive, connected nature of PMH physician networks will place them at the foundation of primary care networks (PCN) as they are built.
Read the stories below to learn more about how networks are supporting patients and doctors in communities around the province.