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About Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) and the Accelerating Change Transformation Team (ACTT)

Toward Optimized Practice

Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) helps Alberta physicians and practice teams implement evidence-based practices to enhance the care of their patients. In alignment with Alberta‚Äôs Primary Health Care Strategy, TOP strives to cultivate a culture of quality improvement to support physicians and teams with the work of building the best medical homes for Albertans.

We work with PCN, non-PCN and community-based specialist teams to implement specific, measurable, practical and evidence-based changes. Through our programs, services and tools TOP is helping meet the challenge of keeping practices current in an environment of progressive change. We are dedicated to quality improvement within our health system and believe together we can continue to do great things to our health system.

Accelerating Change Transformation Team

In 2016 the support programs of Practice Management Program, Towards Optimized Practice, and PCN Program Management Office began work together to better integrate the support and change services offered. These programs officially merged on November 1, 2018 and were renamed Accelerating Change Transformation Team or ACTT.

 ACTT's mission is to enable system transformation in four ways:

  • Content: Find, curate, and build materials that help members and partners understand and implement the transformative changes.
  • Capacity: Help members and partners build the skill sets they need to implement the transformative changes.
  • Support: Help partners (especially PCNs) in their organizations to do the hard work of leading and implementing change.
  • Influence: Influence policy, practice, funding and services of other groups (founders, AHS, HQCA, etc.) to maximize the chances of successful transformative change.

ACTT Areas of focus

Patient's Medical Home

In the Patient's Medical Home, family physicians lead coordinated and continuous patient care by working collaboratively with other health care providers in community, specialty and acute care.

Health Neighbourhood

The Health Neighbourhood includes the key services which together represent the health journey.  It includes the Patient's Medical Home and other health and social care services such as specialists, hospitals, laboratory, emergency medical services, home care, and continuing care.