Jan232019No Comments

Brant Community Healthcare System Colonoscopy Referral Form

BCHS now has a convenient, centralized fax and referral form for patients needing a colonoscopy due to a positive FOBT. Having a centralized referral can enable great quality initiatives and navigate colonoscopies to be completed within the eight-week...

Regional Cancer Program Screen for Life Mobile Coach team receives Honour Roll status for 2016 Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety

An innovative mobile health care program that brings cancer screening and health promotion into high-priority neighbourhoods has received Honour Roll status for the 2016 Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety.

Next Cancer Screening Workshop for Front Line Staff is March 1 in Niagara

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”  This insightful quote from management expert Kenneth Blanchard reminds me of our Oct. 12 Cancer Screening Workshop in Hamilton aimed at helping Primary Care Providers and their Front Line Staff improve...
Oct122016No Comments

Cancer Screening Workshop

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1:00 – 4:00pm Would you like to increase the cancer screening rates in your practice, but feel like you don’t have the time to do so? The challenge for many practices is that our offices are already working at capacity...
Oct102016No Comments

Improving your Cancer Screening Workflow

Helen Keller wrote, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  This is definitely true in primary care. I am grateful every day for all the wonderful people I work with. This blog is to share some resources that can help our offices...
Oct052016No Comments

When it comes to mammograms, women are urged to ‘Just Book It’

When Hamilton resident Jo Devlin turned 50, she received a letter in the mail from the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) inviting her to have a free mammogram every two years as part of her routine medical care. Before booking her appointment, Devlin...
Oct032016No Comments

Cancer Screening in a busy family practice – EMR optimization

One of my favourite family physician writers is Dr. G. Michael Allen. I listen to his podcasts (Therapeutics Education Collaborative) regularly. Recently he wrote an article for the College of Family Physicians of Canada Journal where he says, “We are...
Sep122016No Comments

Improve your cancer screening rates and get up to 18 Certified MainPro+ credits

The College of Family Physicians of Canada has launched its new MainPro+ credit system. Within it, we all need 125 certified credits per five years.  One way to attain credits is through a practice audit.  Each audit is worth a maximum of 6 credits...
Sep052016No Comments

Your Patients’ Mail

Ever wonder what’s in those letters to patients from CCO for ColonCancerCheck (CCC), the Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP), and Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)? Allow me to share: OBSP: Patients are invited to start screening, and reminded...
Aug312016No Comments

Would you be willing to take care of patients who have a positive FOBT and no family doctor?

As part of the ColonCancerCheck program, unattached patients can still do an FOBT test.  If this test is positive, CCO would like to have doctors direct those patients for follow-up. If you’re willing to accept (and roster) new patients to your primary...