General Listings

My Practice: Primary Care Lab Utilization seeks family physicians for clinical review team  April 25, 2019

The Physician Learning Program, in collaboration with the Health Quality Council of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Public Laboratories and the Alberta College of Family Physicians, is leading a Physician Practice Improvement initiative to support family physicians reflect on their utilization of laboratory services.

Click here to learn more and express interest in joining this project.

The Community Medical Staff Association wants you!    April 17, 2019

Interested in advocacy for family medicine in the Calgary Zone?  The Community Medical Staff Association (CMSA) wants you! 

The CMSA has an important role in representing and advocating for the needs of physicians.  Medical staff associations exist for each hospital and for Alberta Public Labs, but the Community MSA is the voice for physicians in community-based practice.  CMSA is your advocate for matters related to medical leadership structure, medical staff appointments and privileges, as well as issues that are unique to community-based physicians.  Representatives from AHS and AMA look to us to speak for the needs of community physicians and give our perspective on local and provincial issues.

Joining the CMSA brings other benefits.  You gain access to educational and leadership workshops, receive a digital subscription to Vital Signs, and get an opportunity to meet your specialist colleagues, RF representatives and AHS leadership.  CMSA is the place to hear about and advocate for community physicians on issues that affect you and your colleagues. 

As a relatively new MSA, we are looking to expand our membership, and in particular would like to welcome some younger colleagues who are interested in an introduction to advocacy work and who bring to us the perspective of someone new in practice.  Commitments are flexible and remuneration is available.  If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Margot McLean (President) or Dr. Elisabeth Woolner (Secretary-Treasurer) at margot@shawcable.com or ewoolner@shaw.ca.  To join the CMSA, you may email us, or zmsaadmin@albertadoctors.org.

Provincial Palliative and End-of-Life Care Newsletter – April  April 9, 2019

This quarterly newsletter gives the latest provincial information and updates to health care providers working in palliative and end-of-life care.

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Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter – April  April 9, 2019

Keep informed about the latest on Alberta's Influenza Immunization program. Issue 39 (April 2019) of the Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter has now been posted to the Influenza Immunization website.   

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Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – April  April 9, 2019

Opioid Response Initiative Calgary Zone newsletter – March  March 29, 2019

Welcome to the fifth edition of the monthly Opioid Response Initiative newsletter, a family physician’s guide to tools and resources available in the Calgary Zone. 

Download the March 2019 newsletter.

Opioid Response Initiative Calgary Zone newsletter – February  March 19, 2019

Welcome to the fourth edition of the monthly Opioid Response Initiative newsletter, a family physician’s guide to tools and resources available in the Calgary Zone. 

Download the February 2019 newsletter.

Exciting new EMR for Alberta clinics  March 12, 2019

Looking for final-stage beta testers! 

We are Alberta’s newest electronic medical record system, proudly built by family doctors, for family doctors. 

Advancing roles in family practice and the Patient's Medical Home require an updated and more functional EMR. Dr. Matthew Henschke and Dr. Mike Forseth developed their platform to improve workflow, reduce costs and integrate patients as collaborators in their own care. After three years of careful development and extensive testing at Britannia Medical Clinic, we are now looking for clinics and medical experts like you to complete beta testing of our platform and give us valuable feedback.

Our intuitive layout allows users to complete essential tasks from a single screen with minimal clicks. For clinic management, staff and patients, our future-thinking, single-instance patient file with patient portal integration allows for leveraged workflow and reduces staff time spent chasing patients and booking appointments.

Finally, we are dedicated to providing a secure, user-friendly platform that allows doctors and patients to be shared custodians of health information. Use our platform on any device, anywhere. Our model is to facilitate a shared health record, not entrench users in a single system. Family doctors and the medical home will be at the centre of all future information flow in the Canadian healthcare system: AVA EMR will help you meet the demands of that role.

For more information, please visit our website or phone us at 403.454.1116.

Access Improvement newsletter – January  March 7, 2019

Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – March  March 6, 2019

Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter – February  March 4, 2019

Keep informed about the latest on Alberta's Influenza Immunization program. Issue 38 (February 2019) of the Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter has now been posted to the Influenza Immunization website.   

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eReferral satisfaction and awareness survey  February 26, 2019

Help eReferral Advice Request improve their secure messaging system by completing a short survey before Monday, April 1. Your valuable input is important and will assist their understanding of primary care physicians’ awareness of the service and satisfaction level.

The service is a confidential electronic messaging system for physicians to ask non-urgent clinical questions at any time of day and get a response from a specialist within five calendar days. It is available to all physicians and clinical support staff who have access to Alberta Netcare.

Connect Care Update for Primary Care – January  February 14, 2019

Stay up to date on Connect Care and its impact on family physicians.

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Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – February  February 1, 2019

Opioid Response Initiative Calgary Zone newsletter – January 2019  January 24, 2019

Welcome to the third edition of the monthly Opioid Response Initiative newsletter, a family physician’s guide to tools and resources available in the Calgary Zone. 

Download the January 2019 newsletter.

Accelerating Primary Care Conference presentations online  January 2, 2019

Another successful edition of Alberta’s annual popular Accelerating Primary Care Conference is complete. Missed the opportunity or want to review the content you saw? Session presentations are now available on the PCN PMO website. While you are there sign up with an email to receive updates for APCC 2019 and stay informed on dates and details.

Opioid Response Initiative Calgary Zone newsletter – December 2018  December 17, 2018

Welcome to the second edition of the monthly Opioid Response Initiative newsletter, a family physician’s guide to tools and resources available in the Calgary Zone. 

Download the December 2018 newsletter.

Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – December  December 5, 2018

Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter – November  November 30, 2018

Keep informed about the latest on Alberta's Influenza Immunization program. Issue 37 (November 2018) of the Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter has now been posted to the Influenza Immunization website.   

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Wanted: exam table for donation to non-profit  October 25, 2018

CUPS staff members attending at Alpha House have identified the need for an exam table and wall blood pressure/otoscope unit at the organization’s women-only building. Alpha House is a non-profit that serves individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies.

If you are able to assist, please email Paula at Alpha House or phone 587.393.9100.