Patient Summaries Project
The Patient Summaries Project began as a small pilot funded by the Shared Care Committee that tested methods of leveraging automated notification of patient admission to hospital so that family physicians could provide longitudinal health information to hospital clinicians early in the inpatient stay. The process has been refined several times in partnership with Island Health and a robust information transfer pathway has been developed.
The links below provide more information about the project along with tools to help you easily create patient summaries within your practice and how to locate the patient summaries in PowerChart.
Transitions in Care recently developed a summary letter for other Island Divisions, which is located here.