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physicianSummary of Evaluation Plan

The PIN initiative has been evaluated throughout the demonstration period.  The evaluation plan was developed in collaboration with the PIN team at Manitoba Health and Dr. Alan Katz of the Section of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba.  The plan was designed to measure the impact of PIN on patient care and provider/patient satisfaction, in relation to the PIN objectives.  Study methods include patient surveys, provider surveys, EMR data analysis, and interviews with key stakeholders in the clinic and associated Regional Health Authorities.   Each phase of PIN has been evaluated in this manner, using a pre-post design.

Evaluation Activities

  • PIN Baseline Evaluation: Linking Electronic Records and Administrative Data

    As part of the PIN Evaluation Plan, the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) compared Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data collected by PIN to the data contained within the Population Health Research Data Repository (Repository) housed at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP). The study posed two questions: how comparable are the EMR and administrative data for data fields that are common to both data sources, and what primary care indicators are feasible to track using administrative data? The results are included in the report:

PIN has explored the evidence supporting cost-effectiveness for primary care services that align with several of the PIN indicators. These findings are described in this report.

Canada Health Infoway, Manitoba eHealth and Manitoba Health recently collaborated on a benefits evaluation of the PIN initiative. This report summarizes findings from a series of PIN evaluation activities, and is aimed at understanding the benefits of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in supporting care provided by the family medicine practices participating in PIN.

  • PIN Outcomes Evaluation (MCHP Deliverable Report. Underway.  Results expected in 2013/14.)

Contact Us at:

Physician Integrated Network Initiative
1090--300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 3M9
Tel: 204-788-6423
Fax: 204-943-5305