RIHPA is committed to keeping our medical membership up-to-date with important information and updates regarding the COVID-19 situation.  We are aware that you may be receiving this information from multiple sources, but we believe it is important to communicate this out to ensure all members are receiving this important information and links.
Thank you!
RIHPA TEAM

There have been a lot of inquiries about Specialist’s obtaining PPE for their offices. We are asking those physicians who do not already have an IH Cost Centre (for example out-patient clinics), to get in touch with Shelley Breen (Divisions) to discuss how to obtain PPE. Shelley may be reached by email at:  sbreen@divisionsbc.ca

Thank you to the Divisions who have been a
very valuable resource for information!

We have also received information on a local retired orthodontist’s son’s company who has been involved in the manufacturing of Covid Shields for Reception Areas.

Please click the image to the right to review the ORDERING CATALOG

FIRST SESSION WILL BE TAKING PLACE
WEDNESDAY 6:30 ~ 730 VIA ZOOM.

INTERESTED PHYSICIANS NEED TO PRE-REGISTER AS SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TO 10

FOR ZOOM INFORMATION TO JOIN

INTERESTED PHYSICIANS NEED TO PRE-REGISTER AS SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TO 10

Financial Management Recorded Session and Resources:
Budgeting in a COVID Environment
What you need to know

  • A 16 minute financial management presentation has been recorded that focuses on Budgeting in a covid environment 
  • The audience for the recording and associated resources is for PMs, coordinators and administrative assistants. Feel free to forward these resources to your MSA Executive if they would be of interest
  • The Resources have been placed on the FE website. To access the resources, please follow this pathway:

http://www.facilityengagement.ca Click MSA Tools Click Maintain MSA Click  Managing your FE Funds Click  Learning Session: Budgeting in a COVID Environment

o   After you watch the recording, complete the survey  – click here to access
o   If your group is in need of Financial Management support, please let your FEL know

Need more?
http://www.facilityengagement.ca/msa-tools-and-resources?
 

Financial management resources can also be accessed thru these direct links: 

Financial Management Session: Budgeting in a COVID Environment FE Budgeting Module Recording  – click here to download
Financial Management Session: Budgeting in a COVID Environment FE Budgeting Module PowerPoint Presentation – download slides 
Budget Tool  Example – click here to download
COVID FE Funding Best Practices Document – click here to download
Survey Link – click here to access

SharedCare Funding

Shared Care funding can be applied for to support COVID-19 related work. Please contact to your Division Executive Director or Sarah Forster, SharedCare Liaison, at sforster@doctorsofbc.ca

INCOME REPLACEMENT

DoBC is advising that physicians speak to their accountants about their eligibility for government COVID funding relief programs.  The CMA MD Management tool is a useful tool for physicians:  https://www.cma.ca/cma-update-coronavirus

EXPANDED TESTING
Dr Bonnie Henry noted in her media briefing that expanding testing guidelines are now in place. This means people with flu-like symptoms can now get tested for COVID-19. It was advised if people feel they need testing to call their family doctor or 811. Here is the update to the BCCDC web site.
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/lab-testing

 

COVID-19 Q&A UPDATE:

PLEASE SEND YOUR CLINICAL QUESTIONS AS THEY ARISE,
TO THE RIH INFECTIOUS DISEASE TEAM 
QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED AND WILL BE CIRCULATED WEEKLY

Have a Question or Concern?
RIHMAA@interiorhealth.ca

To access previous IH library recordings, of past COVID updates, go to: https://iha.andornot.com 
Please note the taping can only be viewed from an IH computer or if you login via IHAnywhere