New Program Supports Family Physicians in Improving Patient Care
The Minister of Health and Community Services John Haggie and Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association announced the launch of MyQ, a family practice quality improvement program designed to support improved care for patients, and a better work/life balance for family physicians.
MyQ is funded through the Family Practice Renewal Program – a partnered initiative between the Department of Health and Community Services and the NLMA, supporting the transformation and renewal of primary health care. The Family Practice Renewal Program receives $4.5 million annually under the Memorandum of Agreement between the department and the NLMA.
Over the next two years, $3.7 million will be spent to support MyQ, which is designed to fit each family physician and family practice clinic. It provides access to comprehensive educational resources and personalized support, including self-directed, practical learning resources for those who want to make improvements on their own and at their own pace, as well as through guided learning. MyQ also includes a physician network where participants can collaborate and share experiences.