Family health teams still make sense

Is the Family Health Team model broken in Ontario? FHTs are widely viewed as among the most significant reforms in primary health-care delivery. The model, which sees doctors head teams that include dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, physician assistants and other complementary health professionals, was intended to improve the patient experience and address long-standing issues with the fee-for-service delivery model.
– See more at:http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/5521566-family-health-teams-still-make-sense/

Physician’s assistants work to define role in health care profession

For Kimberly May of Dunnville, the decision to go into the physician’s assistant program was about being a part of something new.
“It was a very new career in the health care field,” May said. “I liked the idea of being a pioneer for the profession.”
After graduating from the PA program, she was hired at a hospital in Scarborough. She works in internal medicine.
– See more at: http://www.sachem.ca/news/physicians-assistants-work-to-define-role-in-health-care-profession/

TSH Welcomes Three New Physician Assistants

TSH announced in November 2014 that a total of eight PAs would be stepping into this new clinical role for the hospital to complement the work of our interprofessional team and enhance the quality of care we provide to our community. The three new PAs will be joining five others who have supported the Emergency Department, Nephrology and General Internal Medicine programs since November. – See more at: http://www.tsh.to/tsh-welcomes-three-new-physician-assistants/

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