The GPSC continues to play a key role in shaping the patient medical home strategy and the move toward patient centered care, whole person.
The committee’s vision of the patient medical home model places the patient at the centre of care, surrounded by the service attributes of comprehensiveness, coordination, commitment, contact and continuity. The model incorporates opportunities for team-based care, physician and allied health provider networking, and using data to inform practice and quality improvement.
BC is well-positioned to move toward this evidence-based model because of the foundation that family doctors and local divisions have laid over the past fourteen years. This is a long-term vision and we are excited to be in the early stages of our journey.
One of the ways GPSC’s supports practices to evolve into patient medical homes is our Incentive Program. We are reviewing our fees to ensure the incentives continue to support longitudinal, full-service family practice. The review is driven by what we heard from the visioning consultations – that doctors need the incentives to:
- Be simple and aligned.
- Facilitate team-based care.
- Support the strategic objectives of the patient medical home model.
Another lever is our Practice Support Program (PSP), which supports physicians to:
- Define and understand their patient panel.
- Assess their success with the 12 attributes of a patient medical home.
- Collect patient feedback on visits and interactions in practice.
- Build family practices’ capacity to provide proactive, data-informed care.
Our Divisions of Family Practice initiative supports local divisions to play a critical role in system transformation, and to support local physicians as they work with health authorities, nurses, and allied health providers to develop community-based solutions to local challenges.
Together with our partners, we’re creating a clear path to care.