Pages

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she researched streamlined testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment. She determined that testing could be reduced from 2 days to 30 minutes or less with the results being equal to the longer tests; a significant […]

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner - Innovation & Collaboration

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner – Innovation & Collaboration

Research by: Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Amra Dizdarevic MSN FHNP, K. B., MSN FHNP, Trisha Stolle, MSN FHNP, Sanda Islik BScN, Beth Donaldson MD, Peter House MD Context Family Health Nurse Practitioners (FHNP) are trained in primary care delivery, including the diagnosis and management of common health conditions, in collaborative practice. However these capable practitioners are still under‐employed […]

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

 Research by:  Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Sanda Islik, BScN Context Case management (CM) is a collaborative process in which the Family Health Nurse (FHN) and Family Health Nurse Practitioner (FHNP) assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet the client’s health needs. This involves advocacy, communication, and resource management. The underlying premise is that everyone […]

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Research by: Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Wilma Watson MCE, Chris Nedelmann MBA Context In recent years, studies have modeled the relationship between measures of job satisfaction for primary care teams and objective measures of quality based on process indicators and clinical outcomes. Multilevel analyses indicated that aggregate job satisfaction ratings are associated with higher values on both […]

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

This study and subsequent article, completed by Boaz Y. Saffer, Dr. Shawnda Lanting, Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Grant Iverson, will appear in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. Context Having brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaires that assess cognitive impairment is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice. To date, few questionnaires have successfully met these […]

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Research By: Holly Kennedy-Symonds, RN, MHSc, Michelle Kaarto, CSEP, CEP, BScK, Boaz Y. Saffer, B.A., Michael Koehle, M.D., Ph.D., Peter House, M.D., CMO, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, MBA , Les Jickling, MBA Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background In Canada, quality has been framed in the context of patient outcomes and with less focus on the patient experience, […]

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Research by: Amra Dizdarevic, BSc, BSN, MN-NP, Karin Dixon, BNSc, MN-NP, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, MHSc Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context   Primary care providers have a tremendous potential to positively affect outcomes through regular contact with children and families, not only in the early years, but throughout childhood. However, there are no regularly scheduled well child visits […]

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Research By: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Shawnda Lanting, Shauna Thompson, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, & Don Copeman. Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background Family physicians are the first point of care for patients concerned about brain health and psychological health Prevention and early identification helps improve brain health and psychological health The family physician therefore has […]

Resources

Green Avocado and cut avocado

Fat: friend or foe?

Research has emerged suggesting that what we’ve been told about fats over the past 50 years may be an oversimplified view, and that different types of saturated fatty acids in fact affect blood cholesterol in different ways.

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she had been researching how to streamline testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment.

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner - Innovation & Collaboration

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner – Innovation & Collaboration

The FHNPs practicing in a shared care model is successful, as evidenced by service demand and team engagement. This role is effective & efficient, improving access, continuity and quality in primary care; building the overall capacity of the primary care team.

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

Health coaching is the means to unlocking a person’s potential to optimize their own health.

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Team‐level job satisfaction ratings are a potentially important marker for the effectiveness of primary care teams in managing patient care. Measurement of team satisfaction is therefore an important quality indicator.

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Copeman Healthcare provides first Canadian analysis for National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales questionnaire – a brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaire that assesses cognitive impairment and is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice.

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Copeman Healthcare research on the importance of the client experience in a primary care setting

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Copeman Healthcare Centre’s research on the importance of extending well child visits beyond the recommended years through the Copeman Kids Program.

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Copeman Healthcare research that focuses on the importance of brain health and psychological health monitoring in a primary care setting

Study shows increased contact with health care providers may be key to improving outcomes for type 2 diabetes patient

Study shows increased contact with health care providers may be key to improving outcomes for type 2 diabetes patient

A recent 18-month study conducted by Copeman Healthcare revealed that increased regular contact between patients and health care providers is enabling them to achieve higher “treat to target” rates for type 2 diabetes than the national average.