What Do We Do
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- Foster exploration, sharing, and support of strategies for provincial surgical priorities
- Facilitate the spread of quality improvement and innovation ideas to elevate surgical care in BC
- Leverage network data to guide quality improvement opportunities provincially
The Perioperative Clinical Action Network (PCAN) invites and involves a diverse range of stakeholders, ensuring that all multidisciplinary network members have a voice. The PCAN Advisory Committee will include representation from the Doctors of BC, Ministry of Health, health authorities and patient representatives.
PCAN members stay connected through webinars, emails, and a highly anticipated annual PCAN Summit. The PCAN Summit agenda will have a rich variety of presentations, all centred around surgical priorities. With hands-on workshops and engaging discussions, it is an event not to be missed!
PCAN also supports innovative improvement activities by providing successful applicant innovation funding. The PCAN Innovation Fund empowers perioperative project teams to explore creative solutions aimed at enhancing surgical services for British Columbians.
PCAN Innovation Fund
A British Columbian licensed physician may apply for the PCAN Innovation Fund online at: https://checkbox.doctorsofbc.ca/ssc-surgical-innovation-intake-form
We have specific interest in funding innovation projects that align with BC's current surgical priorities. These types of projects are chosen through a competitive intake process where the application will be assessed on:
1) The level of innovation in the perioperative services
2) The scope, expected impact and spread of the deliverable
3) The evidence in support of the project (e.g. scientific merit, existing research, and evidence)
4) Preparedness of the project team for the proposed project
5) The impact of the project towards the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Quadruple Aim
The PCAN Innovation project applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year. The project selection, formal approval, and fund agreement(s) will commence four times a year in March, June, September, and December. Before applying, the PCAN Innovation Project Physician Lead (and Project Manager if available) shall read the PCAN Innovation Fund Guideline and search The Exchange database of quality improvement projects across BC to ensure that there are no previously funded or completed innovations projects that are too similar to their proposed plan. A licensed British Columbia Physician can only online at https://checkbox.doctorsofbc.ca/ssc-surgical-innovation-intake-form.
All applications are confidential. As instructed in the online application, to better understand the proposed project, the following information is required:
1) Project description and a summary of the problem it will address
2) Aim statement
3) Estimated timeline and budget
4) Description of the support and the quality improvement qualifications of the team
5) Description of three measures used to demonstrate the path to improvement
All applications will be screened, if the project is not expected to move forward in the application process, the Physician Lead will be notified. Further details will be required if the project is accepted to proceed in the application process. Additional instructions regarding project management documentation and reporting will be provided.
Fund Agreement, Financials & Reporting
The successful recipient of SSC PCAN Innovation funding will be required to review and sign a fund agreement. This agreement will summarize the signatories, innovation deliverables, timeline, budget, and specified funding structure/process. All PCAN Innovation Fund Projects must follow the Doctors of BC policies and guidelines, and the PCAN Innovation Fund Agreement between the SSC and the Project fundholder.
Finance and Project Status Reporting
It is the responsibility of PCAN Innovation Physician Lead and /or project manager to diligently maintain the financial logs and budget. A breakdown of the fund usage shall be included in the monthly project status reports submitted through the SSC PCAN Innovation Project portal.
Mandatory monthly project status reports shall be submitted through SSC’s online reporting portal on the first Friday of each month throughout the project’s life cycle.
Further details regarding eligible and ineligible fund is listed in the PCAN Innovation Fund Guide and included in the fund agreement.
The PCAN Summit 2023 has concluded. PCAN Summit 2023 material can be accessed below:
Geoff Schierbeck, Portfolio Liaison: email@example.com