February 24, 2021 – CBC PEI: The PEI government plans to set up collaborative structures for patient care that it refers to as “medical homes” and “medical neighbourhoods.” In his state of the province address on Monday, Premier Dennis King said three Island communities will get the new structure this year, staffed by multi-disciplinary teams with electronic medical records a critical part of the initiative.
The “home” is the family doctor, who will co-ordinate each patient’s care, and the “neighbourhood” is an integrated team of other health-care providers, which could include nurse practitioners, diabetes nurse educators, and dietitians among others.
The person’s overall medical care will be documented and communicated through an electronic health record.
Dr. Kristy Newson, president of the PEI College of Family Physicians, said the family physician will be like the quarterback for your care, but an entire team of people could be working to improve your health.
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