Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

Our Projects

Projects

 
An at-a-glance snapshot of all Kootenay Boundary Division and Shared Care projects active and underway in our region, October 2020 - 2021. To learn more, follow the links below. For a full list of resources and tools developed through KB Division projects, explore our member resources page.
 

 

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Project
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Primary Care Network (PCN)

To support a clinical network of primary care providers, focused on team-based care with co-located GPs, NPs, Allied Health and other clinical staff working together to increase patient attachment and improve patient care, access, and cultural safety in Kootenay Boundary.

Julius Halashek-Weiner: juliushw@divisionsbc.ca

 

Future of Clinics: Community Health Clinics (CHC)

To explore options around supporting the evolution of smaller private practice clinics to larger self-managing clinics offering team-based care, that are more actively connected to their local communities and networked via a supportive hub that provides economies of scale, equity and quality improvement.

Andrew Earnshaw:
aearnshaw@divisionsbc.ca

CHC Webinar Series >

PRIMA Health
To deliver PRIMA Health, an independent, Division governed stepping stone to a regional community health centre network. Prima Health has already begun to provide management & administrative services to one KB clinic, will “soft-launch” the KB Health Online regional virtual clinic later this year, and is exploring a demonstration clinic to act as an incubator for transferable, member-driven health care innovation in 2022. 

Andrew Earnshaw: aearnshaw@divisionsbc.ca

 

 

 

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Project
Elevator Pitch Purpose
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Regional Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

To coordinate, develop and deliver robust regional CPD opportunities for Kootenay Boundary physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians.

Sylvain Turgeon:
sturgeon@divisionsbc.ca

CPD Events Calendar >

Selkirk Pre-Medicine Bursary
To provide scholarship support to students in Selkirk pre-med program and funding to KB Rural Residency Program for student and faculty supports.

Paul Edney: 
pedney@divisionsbc.ca

Doctors who train rural, remain rural >

 

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Project
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Recruitment & Retention

To support KB Division clinics/communities in attracting and retaining physicians to support primary care needs in our communities.

Sylvain Turgeon:
sturgeon@divisionsbc.ca

kbdoctors.ca >

 

Physician Wellness

To foster resilience and support the collective mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of KB medical staff with wellness-focused initiatives.

Sylvain Turgeon:
sturgeon@divisionsbc.ca

COVID Response
To implement a range of responses relating to the COVID-19 pandemic including: emergency preparedness in clinics, provider COVID meetings, vaccine rollout, an MOA locum project, evaluation of a permanent locum position, and participation in ISC virtual care and COVID working groups. Andrew Earnshaw: aearnshaw@divisionsbc.ca
Digital Health
To deliver a mobile digital health unit to support clinics across the region, including in-clinic virtual care enhancements - personalized support to assist clinics in achieving a new model of care balanced between virtual and in-person consults and in alignment with each clinic's goals.   Mona Mattei: mmattei@divisionsbc.ca
Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement Pilot Project
To explore, in partnership with the provincial Measurement System for Physician QI program, how the use of linked and non-linked primary care data sets from private clinics and health authorities can be utilized to improve primary care, and to document and understand the governance and administrative processes required to enable the secure extraction, sharing, and linking of those data sets.

Andrew Earnshaw: aearnshaw@divisionsbc.ca

Jen Ellis: jellis@divisionsbc.ca

Interior RACE / Secure Messaging
To help other IH Divisions spread the use of (Microblogging MD) MBMD secure messaging and set up a regional model for IH GPs to more easily access IH specialist expertise.

Mona Mattei: mmattei@divisionsbc.ca

RACE Line >

Pathways & KB Fetch

Pathways: To provide a web-based database for GP referrals to specialists in KB and major provincial centres.

KB Fetch: To provide a web-based information hub of local health care resources for patients.

pathwaysbc.ca >

kb.fetchbc.ca >

Long Term Care Initiative

 

To design and implement local solutions that deliver dedicated GP MRP services for patients in long term care facilities.

Andrew Earnshaw: aearnshaw@divisionsbc.ca

Dementia Roadmap for Practitioners >

 

 

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Project
Elevator Pitch Purpose
Get in Touch / Learn More
Chronic Pain

To strengthen a regional care continuum for patients with chronic pain and improve access to multidisciplinary care in our communities.

Katie Hill:
khill@divisionsbc.ca

Info Hub for Practitioners >

 

Gender Affirming Care

To better understand the needs of gender diverse people in our region including access to health care issues, and to develop strategies to empower local primary care and specialist providers to better coordinate gender affirming care in Kootenay Boundary.

Katie Hill:
khill@divisionsbc.ca

Social Determinants of Health Screening
To embed SDH and ACES in-practice screening in several test clinics and systematize the integration of SDH data into EMRs. Screening data will also be shared with SPs to improve  poverty and trauma informed care practices.

Leila Dale:
ldale@divisionsbc.ca

ACEs Toolkit >

Regional Oncology
To support the development of a regional team-based care Oncology approach, with a particular focus on improved communication processes and coordination between cancer care providers across Kootenay Boundary.

Rachel Schmidt: 
rschmidt@divisionsbc.ca

Andrew Earnshaw: aearnshaw@divisionsbc.ca

Telepsychiatry
To enable virtual psychiatric consults for patients who present with psychiatric symptoms at emergency departments or during their admission to medical floors at hospitals

Rachel Schmidt: 
rschmidt@divisionsbc.ca

Andrew Earnshaw: aearnshaw@divisionsbc.ca

Telemedicine
To promote videoconferencing between KB patients and KB SPs and increase use of MBMD secure messaging to facilitate better communication between KB GPs and SPs. Mona Mattei: mmattei@divisionsbc.ca
Emergency Medicine Network
To form and support a Kootenay Boundary Emergency Medicine Network to improve relationships, processes and protocols between sites including transport.

Mona Mattei: mmattei@divisionsbc.ca

 

Maternity

To keep maternity providers connected at a collaborative table to advance issues in Kootenay Boundary.

Mona Mattei: mmattei@divisionsbc.ca

Complex Medical Frail

 

To support development of team-based care for older adults with complex medical conditions and/or frailty, and chronic health conditions and develop prototypes to assist IH with Specialized Community Services Program implementation.

Rachel Schmidt: 
rschmidt@divisionsbc.ca

Andrew Earnshaw: aearnshaw@divisionsbc.ca