The Importance of Physician Involvement Within Health Shared Services BC
Health Shared Services BC’s clinical engagement process seeks to ensure physicians have meaningful input into the selection of, and contracting for, supplies and equipment they use as part of the clinical practice. Physician involvement is also essential for identifying which products are appropriate for standardization within BC’s health care system.
Clinical involvement from across the health authorities is important at key points in the contracting process, particularly during the user requirements and evaluation phases. For province-wide contracts or product catalogue standardization initiatives, each health authority will assign a clinical representative to a provincial evaluation committee.
As a physician representative you can:
- Ensure patient and care provider safety is not compromised
- Determine appropriate clinical evaluation criteria, product specifications and products to be included in a standardized catalogue
- Recommend service level standards
It is recognized that getting involved in the evaluation process will require time, energy and commitment. However, the reward is being part of a process that will impact the products and services used to deliver medical care around the province.
If you would like more information on our standardization activities, please download the following information sheet: