AFHTO is pleased to support Health Quality Ontario’s (HQO) Learning Community Wave 4 in Advanced Access and Efficiency for Primary Care. I’m writing to let FHTs know about an upcoming opportunity to participate in this valuable learning experience.
An important goal for a clinic implementing advanced access is that patients calling to schedule a visit are offered an appointment with their provider on their day of choice, which may be the same day or a prebooked appointment for a future day . Advanced Access and Efficiency for Primary Care has been designed to assist providers in reaching this goal by offering Independent and Coach-Supported Learning.
Providers can join the Independent Learning approach at any time by visiting www.hqolc.ca/wave4. Applications for Coach-Supported Learning are being accepted at www.hqolc.ca/wave4 until January 13, 2012. There are 150 available spots and spaces may fill with approved applicants prior to the deadline. The 6-month initiative begins on February 1, 2012 and ends July 31, 2012.
For a full description of the initiative, including how to join or apply, what participation entails, and how others have already benefited from their experience with Advanced Access, you are encouraged to visit the Advanced Access and Efficiency for Primary Care website at www.hqolc.ca/wave4 to review the initiative’s brochure, backgrounder, project charter and other useful information. You can also get answers to your questions by reviewing the attached brochure, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-877-794-7447, ext. 201.
Health Quality Ontario is a government agency that was formed by consolidating the expertise of the Ontario Health Quality Council, the Medical Advisory Secretariat, the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, and the Ontario Health Technology Evaluation Fund, the Centre for Healthcare Quality Improvement and the Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership.