What is the Facility Engagement Initiative (FEI)?

The Facility Engagement Initiative is a program funded through Doctors of BC (DoBC). The Specialist Services Committee (SSC) at DoBC disperses Facility Engagement funds on a sliding scale. Squamish General Hospital (SGH) is a Tier 2 site (21-50 beds) and receives $150K annually in Facility Engagement funding.

The main purpose of Facility Engagement (FE) funding is to increase meaningful physician involvement in health authority decisions about the work environment and delivery of patient care. The SGH MSA holds fiduciary responsibility for FE funds; decisions regarding projects and use of funds are made by the SGH Facility Engagement Working Group. The FE Working Group is led by the Chair and the MSA President.

What is the Facility Engagement Management System (FEMS)?

The Facility Engagement Management System (FEMS) is a web- and app-based information
system that provides overall business management support and function to the Facility Engagement Initiative at both the site and provincial level. All sites with full funding status will use FEMS to support their facility engagement work.

What does FEMS do?

For physicians and allied health professionals, FEMS processes and tracks sessional claims for facility engagement activities, and collects feedback for evaluation purposes.

For executives and staff, FEMS supports the management, tracking, and reporting of engagement activities and fund usage, and exports financial transactions to the sites.

Why is FEMS being used?

At the individual physician level: Sessional claims can be paid electronically, allowing for faster processing times. For ease, claims can also be submitted and viewed through the mobile application of FEMS.

At the site level: FEMS will reduce the administrative burden related to the processing of claims, and assist in the management of engagement activities and funds.

For the Specialist Services Committee (SSC): FEMS allows for standardized electronic reporting at several levels, and supports the provincial program evaluation.

How Do I Get Started?

FEMS Resources

Need Help?

Contact FEMS Support (Monday to Friday 0900 to 1600):