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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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Responding to the Syphilis Outbreak in Your Practice

July 16, 2019, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, declared a provincial outbreak of infectious syphilis and the activation of the Alberta Outbreak Investigation Coordinating Committee (OICC). A total of 1,536 cases were reported in 2018, a 10-fold increase since 2014. Alberta has not seen such high levels of syphilis since 1948….

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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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June – Message from the President

Read Full eNews We often speak of leadership in Family Medicine and it is important to remember that leadership comes in many forms and contexts.  Whether it be involvement in national/provincial committees or working within our clinics and with our patients – leadership is woven into all aspects of being a family physician.  To recognize…

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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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Locums 101

Whether you are an early-career physician, or one nearing retirement, being a locum is a great way to transition into (or out of) clinical practice! Some people enjoy the flexibility of locuming so much so that they make an entire career out of it. In this blog post I will use my experiences and the…

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