Data available on the HQCA’s FOCUS on Healthcare website showed that some Primary Care Networks (PCN) are either doing extremely well or have made significant improvements in colorectal cancer screening rates and continuity of care. We interviewed these PCNs – find out what we learned below.
The Importance of Improving Relational Continuity
We interviewed five PCNs that have shown improvements in relational continuity. How do they invest their time? How do the things they do align with the Toward Optimized Practice clinical practice guidelines for increasing continuity? Why does continuity matter? And what impact can it have – especially with your most ‘at-risk’ patients, such as those with COPD? What are the practical tips you can apply to your clinical setting?
Exceeding provincial averages in colorectal cancer screening
We interviewed Bighorn PCN and Calgary Foothills PCN as they are both leading the way for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in Alberta. We also interviewed the Evanston Medical Clinic, part of the Mosaic PCN, as it showed significant improvements in its CRC screening rates.