Primary Healthcare Panel Reports

Click here to request your personal panel report

Contains aggregate information about the individual clinician’s panel of patients. May be requested by a family doctor, pediatrician or nurse practitioner who has a billing number.

Click here to request a clinic panel report

Contains aggregate information about the panel of patients cared for by a group of clinicians who practice in a single location. To request a clinic report, e-mail primaryhealthcarereports@hqca.ca or call 403-521-7101

This short video is intended for individuals supporting family physicians with access and continuity. It walks individuals through a four step process of reflection using access-related measures, with the intent of:

  • Getting a sense of how a physician’s practice addresses a panel of patients’ primary healthcare access needs
  • How other physicians in a clinic or in the PCN support primary care access
  • How patients are using the emergency department for primary healthcare needs

These standardized patient panel reports use administrative health data to provide aggregate information about selected aspects of:

  • Practice characteristics (physician report only)
  • Panel characteristics
  • Preventative care and imaging practices
  • Chronic conditions prevalence and management
  • Pharmaceuticals use
  • Health system utilization

Physicians and their teams can use this information to strengthen the patient’s medical home by improving panel management, continuity, access and quality of care for their patients.

To learn more about panel reports please:

  • check out this informational video
  • watch this learning module (Navigating the Primary Healthcare Panel Report) – it will introduce you to the main features of the report

Revised reports

The 2016-17 Primary Healthcare Panel Reports were substantially revised through a collaborative effort of the HQCA, patients, family physicians, PCN executive and medical directors, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Medical Association, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, and the Universities of Alberta and Calgary medical schools. The revised report includes

  • Updated measures which are actionable and useful
  • A new format for easier reading and interpretation
  • A new dashboard to help identify successes and areas for improvement

Different reports

Physician Proxy Panel Report: Based on an estimated physician patient panel created using the new HQCA panel selection algorithm (described in the data dictionary. Request this option if you cannot provide a confirmed patient list (i.e., list of patients who agree you are their main family physician).

Confirmed Patient List Report (CPL): Based on the physician’s confirmed patient list (CPL). Request this report if you have confirmed the list of patients who agree you are their main family physician. The physician must complete an information sharing agreement (ISA) and send to the HQCA a list of PHNs of patients on their CPL. Once we receive the completed ISA and PHN list, the report will be emailed to the physician within two weeks.

Clinic Report: Based on the PHN’s of patients for up to 20 participating clinic physicians. This can be created from physician proxy panels or confirmed panel lists (CPL). A clinic CPL report requires all participating physicians to complete an ISA and send a PHN list to the HQCA.

About the reports

Since 2011, the HQCA has been providing Primary Healthcare Panel Reports upon request to family physicians across the province. We hope these reports are an invaluable resource that can be used to support and inform program planning, panel management, quality improvement, and policy development at the various levels of the primary healthcare system.

If you have specific questions, email: primaryhealthcarereports@hqca.ca or contact us at 403.297.8162.

Other resources

Physician Learning Program

The HQCA is working with the Physician Learning Program (PLP) to optimize the impact of the Physician Panel Reports. Visit the PLP website to learn more about their individual practice based reports.

Physician Learning Program (PLP)

Earn CME credits

Use the HQCA’s reports to earn both certified and non-certified CME credits from CFPC. More →

Practice improvement resources

Visit the TOP website for practice improvement resources related to many of the measures included in the panel reports.

Top Alberta Doctors

Access Improvement Measures (AIM)

Visit the AIM website for tools to create your own solutions to enhance patient access, efficiency and clinical care.

AIM Alberta

Clinical practice improvement resources

Visit Choosing Wisely Canada for information and resources about reducing unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

Choosing Wisely Canada

Primary Care Network (PCN) resources

Visit the PCN Program Management Office (PCN-PMO) website for tools and resources to support PCNs and strengthen the patient medical home.

PCN Program Management Office