WestView Primary Care Network is a locally developed initiative, in which local family doctors work with Alberta Health Services to improve the delivery of basic, everyday health services for patients.
What is primary care? Primary care is the first point of contact people have with the health system - it's where you and your family receive care for your everyday health needs.
Choose Wisely Alberta– A Healthy Conversation- A New Video for PCNs!!
Choosing Wisely Alberta supports physicians and their patients to engage in healthy conversations about the overuse of tests/procedures and to make smart and effective care choices . Choosing Wisely Alberta is currently working with PCNs to provide useful resources that PCNs can use with their patients. The April 30 edition of PCN News article “Choosing Wisely Alberta– A Healthy Conversation“ indicated that Choosing Wisely Canada had partnered with the The College of Family Physicians of Canada to produce a great Whiteboard video from Dr. Mike Evans* entitled “Choosing Wisely Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health?” This informative video provides very practical advice to patients about:
To view the videos see:
3 Minute Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM0XgpyEM4s
* Dr. Mike Evans is a family physician/professor/person working to bring the best evidence-based health information out of the clinic through a series of Whiteboard Health Videos.
If you are interested in showing this video on your HUTV screens or any other closed circuit TV screens in your PCN clinics, please let Choosing Wisely Alberta know by emailing Shelly Russell (Choosing Wisely Alberta) at Shelley.Russell@albertadoctors.org. Please indicate if you wish to show it on: 1. HUTV Screens or
2. Closed circuit TV screens in your clinics in your PCN.
Also if you have a WIFI enable Smart Screen in clinic offices, you can simply link to the URL above! Thanks!!
The Edmonton and area Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have partnered with local recreation facilities in a unique venture where local family physicians and their health care teams prescribe physical activity to patients who would benefit from increased activity.
Click HERE for more information.
Information is also available on our website under our Patient Services tab.