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KB Division Dispatch

Click any of the links to our Kootenay Boundary Division Dispatch to learn more about what's happening in the region:


MARCH 2017 Dispatch – Click here to view >

Including:
  • Welcome to Dr. van der Berg
  • Dementia Roadmaps for Families and Practitioners
  • Specialist Telehealth Services in KB
  • New Chronic Pain Service Directories
  • And more...


  • JAN/FEB 2017 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:
  • Welcome to Drs Crawford and Lyttle
  • Your support needed for Selkirk Pre-Med Scholarship
  • New and Updated Profile EMR forms on Pathways
  • Naloxone and Overdose Resources
  • And more...

  • OCT/NOV 2016 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:
  • Welcome to Drs Shier and Goodman
  • New BC Guideline – Special Endocrine Testing
  • PATIENTS, NOT PAPERWORK: 50 auto-populating EMR Forms Available for Clinics Using Profile
  • Demand a Plan for Seniors
  • And more...


  • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including: 
  • Welcome to KB's Newest Doctors
  • Residential Care QI Meeting Success
  • ICU/Nelson ED Video Conference Having Impact
  • And more...


  • JUNE 2016 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:
  • Division meets with Minister of Health Terry Lake to discuss success factors for evolving the PCH
  • Newborn supports, IBS, Endometrial Cancer and Complex Disease resources added to Pathways
  • Dr. Chi Zhang and change management at the Kiro Diabetes Eduction Centre
  • And more...

  • APRIL/MAY 2016 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:
  • Primary Care Home Invitation to Engage with CSC
  • Team Based Care: The Alberta Way
  • SOGC, CDN Ped Society Summaries, ICD-9 Codes and more ... on Pathways now
  • And more...


  • MARCH 2016 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:
  • Access to New Specialists : Sports Med, Gastroenterology, Adult Psych
  • Psychiatrist Available for Women's Mental Health Consults
  • New Chronic Pain Patient Tool Being Trialled in Trail
  • And more...

  • FEBRUARY 2016 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:
  • Over 100 Kelowna Specialists now accessible on Pathways
  • NEW Nephrologist comes to KB ... NEW referral form too :)
  • KB Med Conference success and resources available to download


  • JANUARY 2016 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:
  • 32nd Annual Kootenay Medical Conference – up to 7 Mainpro-M1 credits
  • NEW IH MOST Forms Published on Pathways
  • BC Guideline – NEW Asthma guidelines
  • Doctors Technology Office Support
  • and more...


  • NOV/DEC 2015 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Pathways: 13 things physicians and patients should question
  • NEW Palliative Care Benefits Forms
  • BC Guideline – Chronic Hearth Failure
  • Practice toolkit to streamline clinic workflow
  • and more...

  • OCTOBER 2015 Dispatch – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • RACE line now with Internal Medicine,
  • Latest BC Guildelines on Stroke/TIA and Atrial Fibrillation,
  • Maternity-Child and Regional Diabetes Care Reports,
  • Helping young patients moving on to adult services,
  • and more...

  • SEPTEMBER 2015 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Earn CME credits through UpToDate,
  • New SSC specialist fee codes,
  • Free coaching available,
  • ​Lab services sustainability in your community – opportunity to input.


  • AUGUST 2015 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Pathways - Carpal Tunnel Management,
  • CPD: Airway Intervention and Management Emergencies and more...
  • Resources to help guide Advance Care Planning,
  • ​GPSC fee code changes to help with billing,
  • GPSC Visioning - Have your say now!

  • JULY 2015 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Using calculators on Pathways for clinical work,
  • Free accredited online CME courses,
  • A GP for Me Hotline success,
  • ​Save the date – Oct 15: Leading the Future
  • Division board nominations open.

  • JUNE 2015 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Pathways roll out,
  • BMI interim guidelines,
  • Recruitment success,
  • The future of PSP.
  •  

    APRIL 2015 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • New resources and coaching service for families and teens,
  • After-hours Palliative Nursing Service available,
  • EMR End of Life Toolkit Webinar MAY 28 for GPs/MOAs.

  • March 2015 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Future of Health Care in BC Policy Papers,
  • "Divisions for Hospital-Based Physicians",
  • ERAS Website Launched,
  • SGP Online Locum Listings Resource Available.
  •  

     

    February 2015 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Upcoming events: Mental Health Collaborative Care lunch, Eating Disorders workshop and EMS conference,
  • Pathways update,
  • Ongoing EMR-based practice support,
  • Funding available for digital innovation.
  •  


    January 2015 - SPECIAL DISPATCH – Click here to view >

    This dispatch gives doctors a short overview of the year ahead including plans for all major projects being spearheaded by the Kootenay Boundary Division and Shared Care.

    December 2014 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • A New GP–Nurse Practitioner Advice Fee Code,
  • Post-implementation EMR support,
  • Responsive Behaviours in Seniors Rounds,
  • Advanced Cancers Workshop,
  • Changes to Prescription for Health Program,
  • ...and the 31st Annual Kootenay Boundary Medical Conference!
  •  

    November 2014 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Diabetes Conference – register now,
  • No Cost (MSP eligible) MBSR stress reduction program for patients,
  • Chronic Pain Self Management workshop and Pain BC Resources for patients,
  • New and updated fee-premium support for rural physicians,
  • Rural edition of “This Changed My Practice” seeking contributors,
  • Provocative thinking about the future of BC Health Care.
  •  

    October 2014 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • CYMH Services website resource launched, 
  • GPSC funding reconnects physicians to primary maternity care,
  • Managing Responsive Behaviours in Seniors Rounds coming (with more phone lines!),
  • Neurology joins the Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) phone line,
  • Billing code changes and expert advice on billing,
  • Quality improvement webinar recordings available.

  • SPECIAL DISPATCH – Key Pearls from Division/Shared Care Round Table >

    Including

  • Telematernity,
  • RACE Line,
  • Specialist Services Committee connection with local specialists,
  • A GP for Me,
  • Great tips on medical mobility Apps,
  • and the new UBC Rural Family Residency Program.

  • September 2014 – Click here to view >

    Including

  • Youth mental health resources available,
  • Fee code billing change - using 14070/71,
  • KB physician recruitment community support brochure,
  • UBC Rural Family Residency Program launches.

  • June/July 2014 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • University of British Columbia to develop a Family Practice Rural Residency Training Program in The Kootenay Boundary,
  • 3 new clinical support tools available,
  • The Frail Seniors Working Group is seeking patient input to improve quality of care,
  • KB Division Board of Directors – Nominations OPEN.
  •  

    May 2014


    The May dispatch focused on the launch of the Poverty Intervention Tool to Doctors in the Kootenay Boundary and across BC. To learn more and download the tool, please click here.

     

    April 2014 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Funding available for patient e-Booking implementation,
  • Home Health Referral Proces algorithm available,
  • Tele-Maternity pilot success, service expansion looking for GPs to participate,
  • Quitnow webinar recording – help patients quit smoking.
  •  

    March 2014 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Radiology video rounds – Radiation in medical imaging,
  • SAVE THE DATE: Palliative Care Workshop with Dr David Kuhl, May 10,
  • PITO Update; GPSC/Special Services Committee funding still available,
  • KB Divisions selected for Pathways pilot,
  • CYMHSU Action Team update,
  • In-Patient Care incentives and retroactive billing rules change April 2014.
  •  

    February 2014 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • Radiology video rounds,
  • Good news story: In-patient hassle factor action in Trail and Nelson,
  • Funding available for Indigenous Cultural Competency Training ($500 for online course),
  • Attachment telephone consultation fee limit triples, retroactive to January 1, 2014,
  • GPSC Fee Code Summary,
  • Fees for out-of-province unassigned in-patients,
  • Healthy Families BC: New web resource on pregnancy and parenting.
  •  

    January 2014Click here to view >

    Including:

  • UpToDate Webinar,
  • In-clinic 1:1 recruitment support available,
  • RACE tours the Kootenay Boundary,
  • Radiology referral guidelines and IHA DI interventional procedures by site,
  • Colon screening program available province-wide,
  • How physicians can help patients quit smoking with QuitNow.
  •  

    December 2013 – Click here to view >

    Including:

  • MOA appreciation event success,
  • Welcome to Nurse Practitioner Grace Nakano,
  • Make a difference to children and youth in your practice,
  • Attachment survey early results,
  • Intrahealth webinar,
  • Fees for out-of-province unassigned in-patients,
  • Healthy Families BC: New web resource on pregnancy and parenting.
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