Post-Conference Workshop

Effective Participation in New Models of Care: Primary Care Networks and Patient Medical Homes

Friday, March 8, 2019
1:00 to 4:30 pm
$100 for conference attendees ($75 for students), or $125 as a stand-alone workshop. Lunch included for all options.

Team-based care is a vision for the future of primary care in British Columbia, which includes implementing patient medical homes (PMH) and primary care networks (PCNs) across the province. A PCN is a clinical network of local primary care service providers located in a geographical area, with PMHs as the foundation. A PMH is a family practice that operates at an ideal level to provide longitudinal patient care, and is the foundation of care delivery in an integrated system of primary and community care and PCNs in local communities. Family doctors are moving towards the PMH model of care in part by using patient data to inform and plan proactive care, and by participating in PCNs.

This workshop will help family physicians and policymakers to understand the tools and resources available to assist them in participating fully in PCNs and PMHs. It will also demonstrate how PCNs can be implemented and evaluated to ensure the new model of care continues to learn and improve from the data it produces.

Workshop goal
Participants will learn about the data tools available to assist with the implementation and evaluation of PCNs and PMHs in BC.

Learning objectives

  1. Participants will understand the provincial context with regards to PMHs and PCNs;
  2. Participants will learn about the team-based care evaluation framework how it can be applied to PCNs and PMHs in BC;
  3. Participants will learn about data tools like the Health Data Coalition (HDC) and the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) and how they can assist with the implementation of PMHs and PCNs. Participants will also understand how these tools can be used for quality improvement and research more generally

Registration is open. If you have already registered for the conference, you will be able to amend your registration to add the workshop.

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Warren at

This workshop is hosted by the BC Primary Health Care Research Network.