JCC principles include cultural safety, longitudinal care, and physician engagement

September 25, 2020

The Joint Collaborative Committees, a partnership of Doctors of BC and the BC Ministry of Health, continue to play a key role in ensuring physicians are leaders and have a voice in building a stronger health care system that provides quality patient care. 

The work of the JCCs is grounded on the principles of quality improvement (QI) methodologies of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and framed around the Triple Aim. Building on that foundation, the Physician Services Committee has provided the JCCs with a set of principles to ensure alignment with the strategic priorities of the partner organizations and to help meet the health care challenges ahead. 

The principles are:

Improve%20population%20health Improve population health – through the creation of longitudinal, team-based care that is comprehensive and integrated with other health care professionals and services, and by encouraging health professionals to work at the optimal scope of their practice within team-based care.
Improve%20the%20experience%20of%20care Improve the experience of care for patient and provider –  by ensuring care is culturally safe for all people, specifically including First Nations and Indigenous peoples, protecting clinical autonomy to provide science-based, evidence-informed health care, support physician engagement to lead and/or support quality improvement and innovation, and to develop and support adaptive change to prepare the medical profession for the future.
Reduce%20per%20capita%20cost%20of%20health%20care Reduce the per capita cost of health care – by providing value for money, including measurable savings and improvements to ensure a sustainable health care system.

More information is available in the following one-page fact sheet.

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