Primary care panel reports for Saskatchewan Physicians

Saskatchewan physicians now have easy access to relevant information about the patients they serve and the care they deliver. This new tool was developed by the Saskatchewan Medical Association, Health Quality Council, the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians, and the Department of Academic Family Medicine.

Understand your patient panel, improve your practice

Sign up today to receive your individualized panel report. Panel reports provide actionable and timely data that can support decision making, quality improvement, and in turn better health outcomes. They were developed with Saskatchewan physicians, for Saskatchewan physicians interested in improving patient care and the way they run their practice.

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Accessible and accurate

Get easy access to information about your patients, their health, and their use of health services.

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Track your progress

Receive updated reports bi-annually so you can see the results of your improvement efforts.

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Compare Saskatchewan averages

See how your patient panel compares to the provincial average.

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Get CPD credits

Receive Mainpro+ credits for downloading and reflecting on the information in your panel report.

What’s in your report?

The BestPractice physician panel reports provide information about your patient population, from demographics, continuity of care, and health services use, to prescribing and more. You also get QI tools and resources to support you in clinical quality improvement.

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Panel report sections include:

My Panel Characteristics


Who are the patients on my panel and how often do I see them?

What is my panel’s continuity?

My panel’s burden of illness

Acute Care Utilization


What percentage of my patients visited an emergency department (ED)?

Avoidable ED visits by time of day

What percentage of my patients were admitted to hospital?

Why were my patients admitted to hospital?

Prescribing Indicators


What percentage of my senior patients (65+) filled prescriptions for antipsychotic medications?

What percentage of my patients filled prescriptions for opioid medications?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Click on the red “Get my report” button.
  2. Enter your name, email address, and Saskatchewan MSB billing number.
  3. Hit “submit.”
  4. You will receive a confirmation message by email from eHealth Saskatchewan.
  5. Within 5 business days, you will receive a second email message – this one from bestpracticesask@hqc.sk.ca – with your panel report attached.
  6. You will automatically receive new, updated reports bi-annually.

We use your billing code to attach patients to your panel. We then find these patients’ health service use and prescribing information within administrative databases.

No one except you. And you will only receive a panel report if you request one.

Reply to the email you received from bestpracticesask@hqc.sk.ca. Someone from the Health Quality Council will follow up with you, to help you get answers to your questions or connect you with the appropriate supports.

What are Saskatchewan physicians saying about panel reports?

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The information in these reports will be invaluable in helping me better understand the characteristics, outcomes, and care of the patients I serve. I believe the report will kick-start many quality improvement ideas in the clinic and I look forward to working with HQC to improve the care I provide.

Dr. Mark Lees, Family Physician, Saskatoon

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As a second-year family medicine resident looking to start practice in Saskatchewan next summer, I am thrilled to see the launch of the primary care panel reports! These reports will be a useful tool to help me better understand my patients, and to ultimately provide them with the highest quality of care.

Dr. Jessica Harris, Family Medicine Resident, Saskatoon

Privacy Statement

Saskatchewan Health Quality Council is collecting your name, email address, and medical services billing number under the authority of Section 25 of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We are collecting this information to create and provide you with your primary care panel report; your information will be shared eHealth Saskatchewan in order to generate your report. The information will be used for the purpose of generating your report and for survey follow-up.

Your personal information is protected by the privacy provisions of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information, please contact the Health Quality Council Privacy Officer by email (info@hqc.sk.ca) or call 306.668.8810 ext. 167.

Questions? Contact Us

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Patrick Falastein

Health Quality Council
Phone: 306-668-8810 ext 116
Email: pfalastein@hqc.sk.caa

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Mark Ceaser

Saskatchewan Medical Association
Phone: 306-657-4556
Email: mark.ceaser@sma.sk.ca

Data used in this report was made available by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and eHealth Saskatchewan. Any opinions or content expressed by the creators or authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of these contributing organizations.

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