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What is Connect Care?

Continuity of Care is about a patient and provider healthcare experience that is coherent, connected, coordinated and consistent with patient goals. Connect Care will support continuity in healthcare across Alberta. Its integrated clinical information system (CIS) will replace most of the over 1,300 health information systems currently in place across Alberta Health Services (AHS) and…

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PEIP 2019 – OVER 50% SOLD OUT!

Getting Practical for Better Practice Make sure you don’t miss the 8 th annual Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference! This year’s PEIP conference topics include: Treatment for Depression, Acute Sports Injury, Endocrinology Pearls, and much more! For more details visit our PEIP Conference Website or download our program guide. Registration Details DATE: October 25-26, 2019 LOCATION:  DoubleTree by Hilton…

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Everyday Excellence – Noel DaCunha

Read Interview Questions No two days are ever quite the same for a family physician, and rural doc Noel DaCunha can attest to that. Dr. DaCunha’s practice consists of multi-generational families, which means his scope of work extends from, “delivering their babies, looking after their great grandparents and everything in between.” It is this comprehensive,…

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Building a Patient Panel: Meet and Greets

By Jovita, Beyer MD CCFP So, you are finally done, ready to dive into family medicine and your clinic! You get to see all your own patients now and get to know them… but the task can seem very daunting to start from scratch. Or maybe, you are taking over from a retired physician with…

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April – Message from the President

Read Full eNews Spring is often a time of refresh – spring cleaning, planting the garden, setting up the patio, filing taxes (perhaps not the last one). This spring, the ACFP Board also starts the process of refreshing the organization’s strategic plan. Our current 3-year plan (click here to see our 2017-2019 plan) is due for review…

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Primary Health Care and the Opioid Crisis – 2019 Updates

The start of this year has already seen many milestones regarding the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative (PHC ORI). The partners on this grant-funded project: The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP), Alberta Medical Association (AMA), Alberta Health Services (AHS), Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER), and Primary Care Networks, together with Alberta Health have…

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Celebrating the Patient’s Medical Home

The ACFP celebrated with its two Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice recipients and made a trip out to visit their staff teams. The ACFP’s Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice award honours clinics that exemplify the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home. Dr. Margaret Churcher Family Practice, Calgary The Dr. Margaret Churcher…

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New – 2019 Pricing Document Released!

In Canada, annual prescription medication costs over $33 billion and are only second to overall hospital expenditures in health care spending.1 These costs largely reflect the treatment of chronic medical conditions predominantly cared for by family physicians,2 including heart disease and lipid management, hypertension, diabetes and depression.3 The ACFP is pleased to share with you…

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