Trevor’s Take On: The integrated patient record

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In September 2016, by approving the report and recommendations from its Medical Informatics Committee, Council set out a roadmap and milestones for physicians to embrace and contribute to the integrated health record, known colloquially as the single patient record. While an important decision, it is but one step towards the integration of medicine – of physicians – into Alberta’s health …

Trevor’s Take: On Change

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2017 is on us, and, for the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, it will be a year of change. A new Registrar, Dr. Scott McLeod, will start July 1, 2017, and a new President of Council, Ms. Kate Wood, began her term January 1. Both changes are significant to the organization and the environment in which we operate. …

Trevor’s Take On: Opioids and Referral Consultation

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Recently, Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne announced financial support for the application by a group in Edmonton to establish safe consumption services for drug users. Informed by the success of Insite in Vancouver, a proposal to provide this form of harm reduction also received unanimous support from the Council of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta in …