A unique feature of the PHC Integration Network is an approach that enables PHC providers, AHS zone operations and their partners to collaboratively address care coordination challenges. Referred to as Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs), the approach facilitates co-creation of care models, resulting in more appropriate care for Albertans (i.e. the right care, by the right provider, at the right place, and at the right time) as well as positive impact to the four objectives within the Quadruple Aim:
ICPs typically move through a series of stages, from identification of a healthcare dilemma/opportunity or service design opportunity to implementation of an improved model of care. In all cases, ICPs are built on a foundation of strong primary healthcare.