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Practice Management Program
Primary Care Networks Program Management Office
Toward Optimized Practice

Primary Care Explained

‚ÄčThe Primary Care Explained course provides an overview of primary care in Alberta and the Patient's Medical Home and Health Neighbourhood model. It will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete the course. The course can be completed all at once or it can be completed section by section and you can refer back to this course as often as needed. It has been specifically designed for primary care physicians, clinical team members, and practice facilitators in Alberta. 

The main topics of the course are:

  • Primary Care Networks
  • The Alberta Patient's Medical Home Journey
  • How to Implement the Patient's Medical Home in your practice
  • The concept of a Health Neighbourhood
  • A description of other Change Agents in the province (who can help you on your journey!)
  • The Diffusion of Innovations change curve
  • Change Packages available in Alberta to support quality improvement

The learning objectives for the course are:

  • Explain the role that primary care plays in the healthcare system.
  • Assess and bring forward to practice teams the evidence and system-level data for the Patient's Medical Home.
  • Articulate the provincial Primary Care Network objectives.
  • Recognize the role of change agents, and articulate how and why they need to work together to achieve system transformation.

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