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Pathways

Pathways is a new web-based directory that connects family doctors and specialists to streamline referrals. Pathways was developed by the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice, where it was piloted successfully and found to offer genuine solutions to GP-specialist referral issues.

Pathways is now accessible to family doctors and residents who are members of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice, and to specialists in Vancouver. We encourage you to join this initiative and play an important role in improving the referrals experience for doctors and patients.

Contact us at vancouverpathways@divisionsbc.ca for more information.

Pathways Update - August 14, 2017

Emailing Specialist and Clinic Contact Info to Patients From Pathways
A major change has come to Pathways! Printable specialist and clinic contact information can now be emailed to your patient. To email a patient, go to “Print or email Information for Patient” at the bottom of the profile, select the email button directly below the print button and you will be able to email the contact information to the patient. The patient's email address is not stored by Pathways, nor will it be used again for any purpose. The email will be sent to the patient from a noreply@pathwaysbc.ca address, and will not expose your email address to the patient.
In accordance with CMPA recommendations, Pathways is now including a link to a consent for electronic communication form to be used when emailing anything to a patient, whether it's clinic information or a patient information sheet.

Please ensure you have the patient's written permission to use electronic communication. The patient's signed consent form should be kept in the patient's record. A link to a printable consent form is available on this site, right on the page that appears when you choose to send an email. 


If you are not already using Pathways in your practice, contact us at vancouverpathways@divisionsbc.ca to request an access key.

Pathways Update - ​June 1, 201​7

Pathways currently has 3723 specialists and 970 clinics listed. As well, new Physician Resources and forms are added to Pathways weekly. Improvements are implemented regularly to make Pathways faster and easier to use. So far 20 Divisions of Family Practice have launched Pathways for their members, with another 10 in the process of implementing. This will represent access to 94% of Division members provincially. Full Province-wide implementation is expected by mid-2018.  If you are not already using Pathways in your practice, contact us at vancouverpathways@divisionsbc.ca to request an access key.


Emailing Specialist and Clinic Contact Info to Patients From Pathways
A major change has come to Pathways! Printable specialist and clinic contact information can now be emailed to your patient. To email a patient, go to “Print or email Information for Patient” at the bottom of the profile, select the email button directly below the print button and you will be able to email the contact information to the patient. The patient's email address is not stored by Pathways, nor will it be used again for any purpose. The email will be sent to the patient from a noreply@pathwaysbc.ca address, and will not expose your email address to the patient.
In accordance with CMPA recommendations, Pathways is now including a link to a consent for electronic communication form to be used when emailing anything to a patient, whether it's clinic information or a patient information sheet.
Please ensure you have the patient's written permission to use electronic communication. The patient's signed consent form should be kept in the patient's record. A link to a printable consent form is available on this site, right on the page that appears when you choose to send an email. 
If you are not already using Pathways in your practice, contact us at vancouverpathways@divisionsbc.ca to request an access key.


Pathways Update - ​January 9, 201​7

Twenty divisions have now launched Pathways in BC. New divisions joining in the past several months include Shuswap North Okanagan, Thompson Region, South Island and Victoria. The number of GP users on Pathways has increased by 84% in the past year. Pathways now includes data for more than 3,500 specialists, 900 clinics and hospitals, 1,200 resources and 1,500 referral forms! New resources and features are frequently added to Pathways. If you are not already using Pathways in your practice, take advantage of this very useful database by contacting us at vancouverpathways@divisionsbc.ca.

Pathways Update - October 17, 2016

Pathways Expansion Update

Pathways continues to grow across the province. In the past several months, the following Divisions have rolled out Pathways to their members: Central Okanagan, Richmond, Sea to Sky, North Shore.

Additionally, the following Divisions are expected to launch by the end of 2016: Thompson Region, Victoria, South Island, Shuswap North Okanagan, North Peace, Northern Interior Rural, Pacific Northwest, and Prince George.

This will move Pathways from providing access to just over 50 % of Division members, to roughly 80% by the end of the year! If you are not already using Pathways in your practice, take advantage of this very useful database by contacting us at vancouverpathways@divisionsbc.ca.

Please contact Stephen Torrence at info@jtjconsulting.ca if you are a GP or specialist practicing in Vancouver who would like to know how Pathways can improve the appropriateness of referrals in your office.

 

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The Vancouver Division of Family Practice currently has more than 1,000 family doctors and resident members.

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Vancouver Division of Family Practice
1108- 777 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC
Canada, V5Z 4J7

Phone:  604.569.2010
Fax: 604.321.5878
Email: vancouver@divisionsbc.ca

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