Panel identification is a foundational element of high performing primary healthcare teams working in a health home model. It provides providers and teams the ability to:
- Better understand their patient panel(s)
- Proactively manage and support a defined population of patients
- Provide more efficient care for patients
- Improve provider satisfaction
- Improve work-life balance
Our Attachment and Panel Identification Practice Supports were co-designed and tested with local nurse practitioners, to provide tools and resources to help identify, monitor and maintain patient panels.
“The initiative has helped me understand the demographic profile of my patient panel and the care needs of the more complex patients. This will ultimately help me support them and provide continuity of care through holistic care planning.” - Nova Scotia Nurse Practitioner
“As I plan for my retirement, I view this as an excellent recruitment tool to tidy up my roster for the next provider who will take over my patients’ care needs.” – Nova Scotia Family Physician
Our approach is focused on Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners who are the most responsible provider (MRP) for a defined panel of patients as a first step; however, any primary care provider who uses an EMR can benefit from the tools and resources. If your whole team is interested, including family physicians, we can support that too. This is a great opportunity for teams to undertake together as a quality improvement initiative.
The following resources are available to support you and your team: