Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are laying the groundwork for every Albertan to have a medical or health "home" anchored by a physician with the support of a broader health care team for improved access, increased services and ultimately better care. The work undertaken is designed around the College of Family Physicians of Canada's model for a patient-centred medical home.

This work is supported by several Alberta Medical Association-lead initiatives that are helping PCNs on their journey to create medical homes for patients across the province.

 

 Central Patient Attachment Registry

The Central Patient Attachment Registry (CPAR) is a centralized database that captures the attachment of primary care physician or Nurse Practitioner and their paneled patients. Panel and continuity are foundational change elements in the implementation of the Patient’s Medical Home.
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 Patients Collaborating with Teams

Patients Collaborating with Teams (PaCT) takes a proactive approach to enable patients to manage their care when they have, or are at risk for having, chronic diseases or other complex health needs. PaCT takes the next step in the Patient's Medical Home by furthering the panel and chronic disease management.
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 PCN Governance Framework

The Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health are working together to implement the new governance structure that includes a Provincial PCN Committee and five Zone PCN Committees.
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