Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice

TOOLS

The following tools and resources are available to physicians and clinic staff. 

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FETCH

On July 24, 2015, the Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice launched a new community web-based resource of health and social services called “FETCH” (For Everything That’s Community Health) www.campbellriver.fetchbc.ca.   

With over 300 Community Resource Programs listed on the website, FETCH continues to be an extensively one-stop service and resource for physicians, their staff, health care providers and the general public within our community.  This site includes information about resources to help support children, youth, adults and seniors, including mental health and substance use services, early years programs, home care support, services for First Nations people and more.

If you are a health related community resource and would like to share your program on FETCH, please click on the link below and register.  Please note that the health care providers and the general public do not need to register if you are only searching or viewing the information provided on this site.


 

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WHAT IS PATHWAYS?

  • It is an online specialist referral tool developed by physicians for physicians and their staff
  • It is password-protected with current and accurate referral information, including:
    • appointment / wait times
    • specialist areas of expertise
    • accepting/not accepting patients status
  • It is easy to use, a single source for referral information and a wealth of physician and patient resources
  • Available free of charge to Campbell River Specialists and Campbell River and District Division members

BENEFITS TO SPECIALISTS AND FAMILY PHYSICIANS:

Improves quality of referrals to specialists by providing:

  • Specialists’ interests
  • Areas of practice
  • Referral processes and preferences
  • Required investigations
  • Referral limitations (i.e., pediatric cases, ICBC cases)
  • Appropriateness of referrals

Reduces phone calls between offices by providing:

  • Appointment wait times
  • Referral forms
  • Currently accepting / not accepting status
  • Cancellation policy
  • Office location (with Google map)
  • Contact numbers
  • Save or print patient instructions
  • Profile updating is easy and quick.
  • Provides access to information about more than 1300 specialists across BC
  • Specialists can make referrals to other specialists.
  • Restricted Audience: available only to physicians, some NPs, and clinical staff. Not available to the public, allied health providers, nor health authorities.

Already registered?  Visit Pathways at:  www.pathwaysbc.ca

Want to learn more or register?  Please contact either:

Julie Collis, Pathways Administrator - campbellriver.admin@divisionsbc.ca
Christine Colbert, Executive Director - ccolbert@divisionsbc.ca


 

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About RACE

RACE is an innovative model of shared care where primary care providers can call one phone number and choose from a selection of specialty services for real-time telephone advice.

In the Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) model, the telephone call is routed directly to the specialists cell phone or pager for “just in time” advice.  

For traditional referrals, patients often wait months to see a specialist, however minor advice may be all that is needed.  An educational interaction with knowledge transfer is encouraged when the specialist answers the call.  In the spirit of “capacity building”, specialists are recruited for their interest in teaching and communication as well as their recognition as key opinion leaders. 

Visit the RACE website.


 

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What is UpToDate?

UpToDate is an award-winning online clinical decision support resource, available to Divisions of Family Practice members for use in individual practices at no cost to the individual physician. Division members can access more than 10,000 peer-reviewed topics in 21 specialties from international and Canadian authors, as well as drug information, medical calculators, and patient information sheets. All UpToDate topic searches are CME eligible for registered users.

How to access UpToDate:

To access UpToDate, go to www.divisionsbc.ca or your division homepage, log in and click on the UpToDate menu item on the top navigation bar. For more detailed instructions contact the UpToDate support team for assistance.
 

Use it on your mobile device:

UpToDate Anywhere, an application which allows users to access UpToDate on mobile devices, is also available to those with an iPhone, iPad, Android device, or Windows 8 tablet. 
 

Already purchased UpToDate? How to get reimbursed:

Members who have already purchased UpToDate can apply to be reimbursed. E-mail UpToDate Customer Service or phone 1 800 998-6374 for further information.