MyQ and Partnerships

The Family Practice Renewal Program (FPRP) is a joint initiative of the Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS) and Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA), with a mission to transform family practice for better health. One of its key initiatives is the MyQ Quality in Family Practice program, which aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable education and support program for family physicians and clinic staff in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). Health Innovation Group (HIG) and Office of Professional & Educational Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) have been contracted to deliver on this initiative.

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Family Practice Renewal Program

The Family Practice Renewal Program (FPRP) has engaged partners to design and deliver MyQ in response to the needs of family physicians in NL. After a comprehensive consultation process and requirements gathering, FPRP is providing the strategic leadership to guide and sustain quality improvement in family physician practice settings across NL.

Health Innovation Group, with Memorial University’s Office of Professional and Educational Development, have been engaged to bring these exciting new opportunities through the MyQ initiative.

 

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Memorial University OPED

Memorial University’s Office of Professional and Educational Development (OPED) is providing the academic rigour, information technology infrastructure, and web-based and virtual technology, making learning and implementation accessible to all practices.

 

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Health Innovation Group

Health Innovation Group (HIG) is a team of national health system transformation leaders with a strong focus on primary care renewal. HIG physician leaders and consultants are providing applied innovation expertise, working with primary care physicians, teams and practice facilitators throughout the implementation process. They will provide guidance, tools and resources to bring forth systemic primary care change and improvement.

 

NLCHI

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) provides quality information to health professionals, the public, researchers and health system decision makers. Through collaboration with the health system, the Centre supports the development of data and technical standards, maintains key health databases, carries out analytics and evaluation and supports health research. NLCHI is aligned with the MyQ Program in two important ways; as the strategic lead of the MyQ Program evaluation, and as owners of the MyQ provincial physician proxy panel reports. For the evaluation, NLCHI ensures that the approach aligns with the overall FPRP evaluation framework.  They provide guidance to the evaluation working group and are responsible for the analysis and reporting of MyQ evaluation.

 

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eDOCSNL

eDOCSNL is a provincial electronic medical record (EMR) program for health care providers jointly governed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, the Department of Health and Community Services, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information to deliver and manage EMRs in the province.

MyQ and eDOCSNL have partnered to support quality improvement initiatives for family physicians, including the development of the MyQ EMR Dashboard within MedAccess for MyQ participants.

 

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Quality of Care NL

Quality of Care NL is a collaborative effort between the leading health care entities in Newfoundland and Labrador with a goal of improving the quality of care in the province by facilitating change to ensure the right treatment gets to the right patient at the right time. A partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada enables the promotion of established national guidelines and recommendations that cross all disciplines to support the reduction of low-value health care including, unnecessary tests and treatments. Quality of Care NL is proud to work with MyQ to support family physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador.