February 2018 Newsletter

From: Dr. Paul Gill and Dr. Matt MacDonald, Co-Chairs, Huron Perth Primary Care Alliance (HP PCA).

Inside this Issue:
  1. The next HP PCA Meeting - Feb 27/18
  2. SW LHIN MRI Forms Reminder
  3. HQO myPractice Reports - see your opioid prescribing patterns
  4. Huron Residential Hospice Update and Survey
Next HP PCA Meeting:

Please join us on Wednesday February 27, 2018, 6:00pm – 7:30 pm at the Seaforth,ON SW LHIN office (previously CCAC office) or online via join.me.
Click on the link to join the web conference :

Please also phone into the telephone line to join the conversation:
1-855-392-2520 Toll Free
Participant Access code: 9895479 #
Agenda: 6:00pm-7:30pm

-Welcome and Introductions ; Co-Chairs
-Huron Perth Sub Region Integration Table (SRIT) update
  • round table on tools/resources/partners YOU think are needed to help support improved mental health/addictions care in your region
  • Dr. Paul Gill
-Creating a Cardiac Rehab model in your community
  • a search for champions that can help spread the Stratford Family Health Team model in their communities
  • a possible transition to "hub and spoke community cardiac rehab"
  • Dr Jason Bandey, Dr Shanil Narayan
-How to get a summary of your personal opioid prescribing habits?  
  • Dr. Matt MacDonald
-Facilitating eConsult use in Primary Care; a workflow that decreases all the clicking + MRI Forms Reminder/Update! + Huron Res Hospice Update
  • Dr. Paul Gill
-Closing remarks ; Co-Chairs
South West LHIN MRI Forms

A reminder that the SW LHIN has moved to a SINGLE MRI REQUISITION for all MRI's in our LHIN.

The requisitions can be found under the resources tab at the link below.

For MRIs of spine or knee, the Choosing Wisely checklist (also available on website) must also be completed and sent as of Jan 30, 2018. For all other MRIs this is not needed.

Using older requisitions will likely lead to test being declined! TIP***remove old forms from your EMRs!

HQO MyPractice Reports now show you your opioid prescribing patterns confidentially.

What’s in the report?
MyPractice  reports will now enable family physicians to confidentially see their individual opioid prescribing patterns in relation to peers across the province. In addition, you can see how your patients are doing with their cancer screening and diabetes management – and learn how they are using other health services, like emergency departments. This means you’ll be able to take what the data is showing you and use your patients’ electronic medical records to find specific patients in need of attention.

How does the report support me in helping my patients?
In addition to your data, you'll get practice ideas for improvement, which means less effort and time finding solutions that may already exist.

Sample Report
Huron Residential Hospice

The Huron Residential Hospice is preparing to open its doors spring 2018 . As Huron Perth providers, the hospice NEEDS to know how involved you want to be with YOUR patients and/or others.

Please fill out this important quick survey to help the Huron Residential Hospice launch with your wishes in mind!