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Divisions Dispatch - May 29, 2018

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Divisions Dispatch - May 29, 2018
by Lucy Last - Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 8:04 AM

Rural and Remote division video highlights Pathways’ patient and provider benefits

The Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice has created a video to show that the benefits of using Pathways extend beyond the ability to find referral physicians. The video emphasizes Pathways’ ability to provide clinical advice and resources to support physicians and encourages its use as a tool to provide excellent care to patients.

The Rural and Remote division created the video as a way to contribute to a greater culture of sharing and collaboration.

Click here to watch the video.

To gain access to Pathways, physicians can contact their local division.

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Division GPs among recent BCCFP award recipients

GPs from a number divisions across the province are recipients of the BC College of Family Physicians’ 2018 awards, including the:

Congratulations to all division physicians for recognition of your hard work and dedication.

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Divisions COMET CRM Update

The first phase build of the COMET CRM (Customer Relationship Management) expansion for local divisions is nearly complete. This system provides a place for divisions to track information related to members, member involvement with the division, and some practice information. The central office team is working with a small group of divisions who volunteered to be the first wave of adopters for a launch in June.

For divisions interested in moving onto COMET before the end of 2018, or for any questions about COMET, please email Robin Van Hussen. For more information, read the COMET FAQ and the divisions data dictionary which summarizes all the main fields that divisions will be able to view and/or use in COMET.

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SGP's survey results show how BC's future family doctors want to practise

The Society of General Practitioners of BC (SGP) conducted a survey that asked recent Family Medicine residents how they want to work, the kind of family medicine thet want to practise, and how they want to be paid.

Read the survey results here.


Pain BC offering free webinars on trigger point injection-based treatment

Pain BC is hosting two free webinars about myoActivation, a trigger point injection-based treatment used for patients living with chronic pain. These webinars are for family physicians, residents, and nurse practitioners.

On June 7, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., family physician Dr Greg Siren will lead an informative session for practitioners interested in learning about myoActivation as a clinical tool for the treatment of chronic pain.

Click here for more information and to register for “The myoActivation System of Pain Care.”

On June 14, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., pediatric anesthesiologist and complex pain physician, Dr Gillian Lauder, will discuss myoActivation in the context of her complex pain practice at BC Children’s Hospital, using a case-based approach to highlight key differences in the utilization of myoActivation in children. Participation in the first webinar is recommended prior to the second.

Click here for more information and to register for “myoActivation: A Systematic Approach to Pediatric Complex Pain Care.”

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Two new Community Liaisons join provincial Divisions office

Jillian Wong is the new Community Liaison for the Interior. Jillian brings a wide scope of experience in building strong relationships, promoting and implementing change at the community and clinic level, and planning and completing new Ministry initiatives. Jillian began her new role on May 22. Prior to this, she worked as a Practice Support Program (PSP) Coordinator in Central Okanagan and was the Relationship Manager for Doctors Technology Office (formerly PITO).

Ruthann Robinson will be the new Community Liaison for the Lower Mainland beginning June 4. Ruthann brings many years’ experience in building relationships, project coordination, and managing change in the health care sector. Prior to this role, she worked with Fraser Health’s PSP Regional Support Team.


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