AIM Alberta has created a unique series of webinars called “My Journey” to illustrate the many ways in which the principles of advanced access can be applied in practice. The short stories in the “My Journey” series were shared by AIM faculty members who have applied advanced access principles in clinical settings.

Each story provides a unique focus on key changes that have been successfully implemented to provide improved care experiences for patients and providers. These webinars focus on real experiences rather than comprehensive principle-based knowledge sharing.

If you are interested in exploring further learning opportunities to achieve some of the results shared in these webinars, feel free to request a physician engagement opportunity, or a discussion with one of our improvement consultants by emailing us at info.aim@ahs.ca.

Darcy Jessen: Implementing AIM Principles in Specialty Care

Dr. Rick Neuls: Make the Patient Your Worker!

   

Dr. Brad Bahler: Unpacking Your Backpack – Team Utilization

Dr. Richard Lewanczuk: “Our Journey”

   

Dr. Tobias Gelber: Improving Population Based Screening & CDM through MOA Outreach

Dr. Rob Wedel:  Beyond the Medical Home – The Teams of the Medical Neighbourhood

   

We knew we had a problem with a long wait time for assessment. However, until we measured, we had no idea of the magnitude of the problem. The measurement results galvanized us into action.

Diabetes Hypertension Cholesterol Centre, Calgary, Alberta

I get very positive feedback from patients about their ability to get an appointment in a timely fashion and to be seen in the clinic more or less on time.

Dr. Rick Neuls, Allin Clinic, Edmonton, Alberta

Our clinic has seen wait times for appointments drop from 5 weeks to just 10 days. As well, patient experience surveys have been very positive and the number of patients not showing up for their appointments has dropped from 10 to 5 per cent. AIM helped us find ways to be more efficient and measure our success.

Executive Director, Cold Lake PCN (2012)

An improved approach to healthcare delivery = more efficient, cost-effective programs surrounded by an atmosphere of collaboration (all working together). Thank you!

AIM 17 Participant

AIM changed the way of thinking for our whole team and it made the impossible, possible.

AIM 7 Participant

We repeated the AIM collaborative as a refresher for accurate data collection, with the added benefit of it being a more focused group for networking and sharing ideas!

Clinic Manager, Westgrove Clinic

AIM was a success! Overall access improved, clerical staff is now scheduling patients (versus the nurses) and offices are re-arranged to decrease the disruptions, increase space and ease the finding of materials.

The Northern Alberta Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Edmonton, Alberta

We have learned how to manage our panel sizes and our appointment times, and AIM has gotten us to a point where we can be more responsive to patients.

Connie Burkart, Patient care manager, Colposcopy Clinic, Calgary, Alberta

AIM has given us hope that frontline can make a difference – they can have a say in how a program can evolve to better support the clients they serve!

AIM 17 Participant

We empowered our team by empowering staff to make the changes we really needed.

AIM 21 Participant

AIM was a success! The biggest gains were having processes in place and learning to think and approach change in a different way.

AIM 3 Participant

Our providers involved in AIM report they are finding they have more control, less guesswork about their capacity, more consistency in flow, more confidence in periods of stress that things will even out, and less mental energy is spent on scheduling, pick decisions, etc.

AIM 30 Participant