The following tools and resources are available to physicians and clinic staff.
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
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
Find out more here: www.pathwaysbc.ca
Want to register? Please contact Julie Collis, Pathways Administrator - email@example.com
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.
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.
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.