- Facility Engagement gains traction
Across BC, 67 facilities are now involved in the Facility Engagement Initiative. Of those, 51 physician groups have received full funding to carry out local activities and are in various stages of implementation. Some are setting priorities and initiating activities, while others are building on the successes of early adopters with additional rounds of projects.
As activities gain momentum, a number of stories are emerging that demonstrate physician leadership and successful approaches to achieve medical staff and hospital / health authority collaboration.
For example, at Lion's Gate Hospital, a collaborative effort to transform ER space improved flow and capacity. In Vernon, physicians set in motion changes to curb unnecessary repeated patient tests. At Vancouver General Hospital, a record number of physicians participated in disaster preparedness. In Lillooet, physicians initiated a collaborative solution with the health authority and partners to give children and youth greater access to mental health care. Read more about these stories and others here >
If you have stories to share, please forward details to firstname.lastname@example.org or to your Facility Engagement Lead (FEL).
KNOWLEDGE SHARING: The first robust collection of activities, information and insights from participating facilities across BC will soon be available for sharing among sites, thanks to physician societies/MSAs that submitted a Site Activity and Engagement Tracker (SEAT). The SSC has developed a searchable, online database that brings together activities from across the province into one accessible, online location. Sites will receive information with access instructions soon. Stay tuned.
SITE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY TRACKER (SEAT) IMPROVEMENTS are also in the works that will make SEAT submissions easier for sites, including a new, online submission form (with previous entries already uploaded). More information to come by e-mail in the near future.
Note! The deadline to submit SEAT information for the third quarter of 2017/18 has been extended to JANUARY 31, 2018.