Increasing Access to Patients through Virtual Care Visits Webinar – Dec 10, 2019 12-1 pm
Minto Mapleton Family Health Team is a small team that has set a fantastic example of how to use multi digital solutions to increase rural patient centred care. They currently use digital tools such as e faxing, Ocean tablets, Telus apps and much more to increase office efficiency. They are taking advantage of OTN tools and are ranked 4th out of 125 FHTs in the use of eVisits with the most referrals for respirology and psychiatry. They have piloted the eCenter for Health Excellence Virtual Care that allows patients remote access to visits. At MMFHT they are also encouraging members of the interdisciplinary team to think outside the box and incorporate digital health in the delivery of their service as well.
The Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT) has been supporting unattached patients since August 2018 through their Virtual Care Clinic (VCC) in Peterborough and a NP run PFHT Clinic in Lakefield that supports rural unattached patients and seasonal visitors. Along with access to the VCC & PFHT Clinics, PFHT has opened their group programs and services to these patients who can now register online without a referral from a primary care provider thereby removing unnecessary barriers. This innovative approach has resulted in $261,378 of health system cost savings through ER diversion, this does even touch on the downstream health savings by having access to comprehensive health and social supports.
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