22 episodes

Welcome to One Nail at a Time: Insights for Building Your Patient's Medical Home. This podcast brings together physicians and others from across Alberta to share their stories and tips related to building Patient's Medical Homes.

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Welcome to One Nail at a Time: Insights for Building Your Patient's Medical Home. This podcast brings together physicians and others from across Alberta to share their stories and tips related to building Patient's Medical Homes.

    22 | Streamlining Your Practice Part 2: Tech Forward Family Practice with Dr. Kelly MacGregor

    22 | Streamlining Your Practice Part 2: Tech Forward Family Practice with Dr. Kelly MacGregor

    In part 2 of a 3-part series on streamlining family practice, we learn more about the unique 'tech forward' approach that Dr. Kelly MacGregor and her colleagues have adopted at their clinic.  While the overall approach may not suit every practice, there may be elements that family docs could consider testing in their own practices.  

    Listen as Dr. MacGregor describes how her clinic has addressed privacy concerns related to use of technology.  She also talks candidly about the products they use and the financial investment (spoiler alert: it's minimal!), and provides her advice for clinics interested in starting to incorporate more technology.  

    Resources mentioned by Dr. MacGregor that CMPA has approved for Canadian use and meet current privacy legislation requirements*:
    Electronic medical record - Accuro by QHR TechnologiesSecure, EMR integrated messaging - Medeo Healthmail Secure, EMR integrated patient questionnaires and forms - Ocean by CognisantMDRemote, EMR integrated cloud based fax - Unite CommunicationsOnline scheduler - Accuro by QHR TechnologiesAppointment reminders - CliniconexVirtual platform - Doxy.meVOIP phone service - Line2Multi platform, multi user smart phrase manager - TextExpanderBOOK:  Slow Medicine - Dr. Victoria Sweet MD PhD
    *Not intended as product endorsement

    • 21 min
    21 | Streamlining Your Practice Part 1: Tech Forward Family Practice with Dr. Kelly MacGregor

    21 | Streamlining Your Practice Part 1: Tech Forward Family Practice with Dr. Kelly MacGregor

    In part 1 of a 3-part series on streamlining family practice, we learn about the unique 'tech forward' approach that Dr. Kelly MacGregor and her colleagues have adopted at their clinic.  While the overall approach may not suit every practice, there may be elements that family docs could consider testing in their own practices.  

    Listen as Dr. MacGregor describes how the strategies she uses have resulted in better standardization, increased efficiency and improved patient safety.  (In Part 2, she'll describe more about privacy concerns and financial requirements related to use of technology.)

    Resources mentioned by Dr. MacGregor that CMPA has approved for Canadian use and meet current privacy legislation requirements*:
    Electronic medical record - Accuro by QHR TechnologiesSecure, EMR integrated messaging - Medeo Healthmail Secure, EMR integrated patient questionnaires and forms - Ocean by CognisantMDRemote, EMR integrated cloud based fax - Unite CommunicationsOnline scheduler - Accuro by QHR TechnologiesAppointment reminders - CliniconexVirtual platform - Doxy.meVOIP phone service - Line2Multi platform, multi user smart phrase manager - TextExpander*Not intended as product endorsement

    • 26 min
    20 | Big News in Transitions of Care with Dr. Linda Slocombe

    20 | Big News in Transitions of Care with Dr. Linda Slocombe

    Join us as we learn about Alberta’s new ‘Home to Hospital to Home Transitions Guideline’.  Dr. Slocombe explains the 6 components that together help patients successfully transition from home to hospital to home.  She explains the roles of primary care and acute care, and the significant positive impact this guideline can have on continuity and the patient experience.  Best of all, once established, it could mean less work for your practice!
    Home to Hospital to Home Transitions Guideline
    Information on CII/CPAR

    Also, check out Podcasts #15 & #16 for more information about CII/CPAR.

    • 29 min
    19 | Tips for Enhancing Access (Part 2) with Dr. Ernie Schuster

    19 | Tips for Enhancing Access (Part 2) with Dr. Ernie Schuster

    Join us as we talk to Dr. Ernie Schuster about practical strategies that physicians and clinic teams can take to provide timely access to care and optimize the opportunity for continuity of care.  Highlights include: 
    Specific strategies to balance your supply of appointments with the demand for themThe value of eliminating ‘backlog’ for providing just-in-time careUsing the medical home team to increase efficiency(NOTE: To listen to Part 1, go to Episode 11: Tips for Enhancing Access with Dr. Janet Craig)
    Resources:
    HQCA Primary Healthcare Panel Reports

    • 20 min
    18 | PMH in Action: A Tale of Continuity with Dr. Karen Seigel

    18 | PMH in Action: A Tale of Continuity with Dr. Karen Seigel

    Join us as Dr. Karen Seigel shares the work she and her team have been doing focused on care of patients with COPD.  Some of the many highlights include:
    How patients with low relational continuity (50%) are 7 times more likely to be admitted to hospital compared to those who see their own physician at least 80% of the time.How Dr. Seigel and her team used their EMR and HQCA reports to identify COPD patients at risk of exacerbation/hospitalizationHow the team shares the workload and focuses on streamlining clinic processes for COPD careUseful resources developed with the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)Simple steps teams can take to improve relational continuityResources
    HQCA Quality Exchange: https://hqca.ca/health-care-provider-resources/qe/primary-healthcare/

    • 16 min
    17 | Weathering the Storm: A Candid Discussion about Physician Grief with Dr. Heather La Borde & Dr. Brad Bahler

    17 | Weathering the Storm: A Candid Discussion about Physician Grief with Dr. Heather La Borde & Dr. Brad Bahler

    Join Dr. Heather La Borde and Dr. Brad Bahler as they discuss their mutual sense of grief and loss related to the changes and uncertainty that COVID has brought, as well as how they’re finding hope and taking steps to prevent burnout.
    AMA Physician and Family Support ProgramWell Doc AlbertaWould you like to learn more?
    The  Alberta Medical Association and Well Doc Alberta are offering a 1.25 hour session on physician wellness on Tuesday, June 16, from 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. entitled Physician Wellness: Feeling Distress, Understanding Loss and Finding Meaning.  During this session, physicians will have the opportunity to consider and better understand their distress during these challenging times. Along with knowledge offered by content expert Fleur Yumol, the webinar co-facilitators will guide you through short pauses for self-reflection and provide opportunities for sharing experiences with physician peers. This webinar is designed for physicians, but interested family members are also welcome to join.
    Register in advance for this Zoom webinar:
    https://albertadoctors.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qK1BhlH6T6KRNpw55_uqXw

    • 19 min

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