Telemedicine: Accessing Specialist Care

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Written by: by Dr. Dustin Jacobson Gone are the days where patients had only one option for telemedicine services. Pre-Covid-19 patients were relying on telehealth and OTN visits; both options were infrequently used and often plagued with technical issues. Over the course of…

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EMR Tips to Help you Resume Cancer Screening

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By Nancy Gunn, Senior Advisor, EMR Lab, OntarioMD; Reza Talebi, Manager, Practice Enhancement, OntarioMD; Melissa Coulson, Director, Program Design and Implementation, Cancer Screening, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario);  In follow up to the blog on Resuming Cancer Screening During COVID-19, we want to make sure it’s easy for you to identify higher-priority patients for cancer…

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Digital Health Week

by Sarah Hutchison, Chief Executive Officer, OntarioMD https://videopress.com/v/WPLPn79i?preloadContent=metadata OntarioMD CEO, Sarah Hutchison with her thoughts on Digital Health Week For many of us in the industry, Digital Health Week is the time of year when we reflect on the impact of health technology.  This year we are simply marveling at the rapid transformation of health care delivery that has…

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Resuming Cancer Screening During COVID-19

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By Aisha K. Lofters MD PhD CCFP Family Physician, Women’s College Hospital Family Practice Health Centre; Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Chair in Implementation Science, Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers, Women’s College Hospital  Ontario’s health care system has been…

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OntarioMD expanding virtual events, as first virtual conference breaks participation records

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by Sarah Hutchison, Chief Executive Officer, OntarioMD OntarioMD’s first Digital Health and Virtual Care Day was a huge success, with more than 3,000 engaged attendees from around the globe engaging virtually in a series of high-value sessions about the future of Digital Health.  Topics encompassed everything from practical pointers on virtual care, to the latest know-how on virtual billing, and a demonstration on how…

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The Culture of Curiosity in Family Medicine

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by Dr. Michelle Greiver I would like to thank OntarioMD and the OMA Section of General and Family Practice for allowing me to provide some periodic reflections during this Annus Horribilis. I am a community-based family physician and have been doing Practical Research…

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Planning OntarioMD Digital Health and Virtual Care Day

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by Revin Samuel, Event Manager, OntarioMD Like a lot of conference planners out there, when the pandemic hit, the scope of my job changed forever. Transitioning to virtual conferences has been an adventure to say the least. Sure, you remove the venue space…

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Are we using EMRs to their fullest potential?

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Written by Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Officer, OntarioMD So we use our EMRs every day for every aspect of care. We bought them, we trained on them, we became moderately proficient, but then what? As experienced EMR users and skilled clinicians, how…

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When Virtual Reality Becomes Reality

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Written by Ashok Bhattacharya M.D., FRCP(C) March 23 2020, 1:00pm I was sitting across from my patient watching the words escape from her mouth as she inspired to make them. Then she exhaled…no mask, no gloves, no gowns. I was more than 6…

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Virtual Care is Here to Stay – by Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Officer, OntarioMD

The last four months have seen the rapid rise of the use of virtual care tools in practice.  This has been a remarkable change. Doctors went from about 7% use of virtual care to 89% of primary care physicians using a virtual care…

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