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Participant, MRI Patient Pathways, Focus Group



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region


Volunteer Opportunity
Have you had an MRI exam in BC in the past 5 years? The Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) are seeking focus group participants to share their experience obtaining an MRI. Help us design new tools and processes for patient communication.


Lead Organization/Department
PHSA Digital Health Strategy Office

The Ministry of Health and PHSA are seeking to understand the current experience of patients requiring an MRI in BC. We would like to invite patient partners to participate in a one-time focus group to discuss their experience with scheduling, attending and follow up from an MRI exam.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

Open to patient partners from across the province who:
• Have obtained an MRI or supported a person in scheduling and attending an MRI in the past 5 years in BC
• Are comfortable joining and participating in a virtual meeting via MS Teams

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Patient Partner Commitments, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cassy Mitchell.

• Number of vacancies: 15
• Date and Time: Focus group sessions will be held on:
– Tuesday September 27, from 2-3.30pm
– Thursday September 29 from 10-11.30am
Please note you only need to attend one session.
• Location: Online participation via MS Teams
• Commitment: One-time

No out of pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. However, if you meet the eligibility criteria, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Cassy Mitchell to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation.

The Ministry of Health and PHSA are seeking to understand the current MRI experience for all those involved in the process (i.e. Patients, Physicians, Technologists, Administrative Clerks, etc). This information will feed into a project to optimize the MRI process to improve clinician and patient experience.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cassy Mitchell Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement 250.279.0717

From Our Community

Terri McKinlay

Patient Partner, Penticton

Terri McKinlay

The Patient Voices Network has provided Rylee and me the ability to channel our experience into positive change for others. Our voice in decision making, planning and partnerships for mental health care is having a profound impact on our healing process.