MD’s Corner

11 Jan

MD’s Corner: Happy New Year!

2023-01-11T10:40:51-08:00January 11, 2023|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes My resolution, as one of the medical directors of the Health Data Coalition, is to connect with colleagues who are using and contributing their practice data to HDC Discover. What are the issues in your practices? What is working well and what is challenging?   This year brings hope in the choice of a new payment model [...]

2 Dec

MD’s Corner: Cogwheel Counterfactual

2022-12-02T15:49:26-08:00December 2, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Cole Stanley The high stakes path to embedded frontline QI and why we need to take it now  Preface – In true QI style, I’ve decided to test out something new. Unlike a lot of other business articles (of sedating quality), I’ve indulged in a lengthier intro, with hopes that the result is a little less dry and [...]

1 Nov

MD’s Corner: MOAs – The Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

2022-11-01T18:39:15-07:00November 1, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes In my last instalment in this series, I highlighted the benefits of increasing one's "Joy in work" and the necessary conditions for this work. I agree with Dr. Stanley that this is the time to lean into quality improvement work. I'm doing a project about increasing the "joy in work" of my Medical Office Assistant (MOA) [...]

4 Oct

MD’s Corner: Out of the Crisis

2022-10-04T13:43:24-07:00October 4, 2022|MD's Corner|

Our fragile system needs embedded quality improvement (QI)  By Dr. Cole Stanley We’ve reached a crisis point in primary care in BC. Family physicians are burning out like never before. Clinics are closing, the public uproar is loud and sustained, and politicians can’t afford to look away. Day-sheets are overpacked, inboxes overflowing, and we’re forced to trudge through the same [...]

13 Sep

MD’s Corner: Focusing on “What matters to you?”

2022-09-15T10:20:49-07:00September 13, 2022|MD's Corner, News|

By Dr. Oona Hayes Focusing on "what matters to you" defines your values and preferences in the face of a challenge. The B.C. Patient Quality and Safety Council encourages providers to use this question as part of patient-centered care. Patients have perspectives and preferences that inform their care and support needs which we can only guess if we don't ask. [...]