Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from a Hacked Doctor

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Written by Artur Gevorgyan, MD, MSc, FRCSC. Head, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Rhinologist. Lakeridge Health Corporation. Clinical Adjunct Lecturer. Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. University of Toronto. In today’s fast-paced world of technological change, where digital…

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The Importance of Patient-Centred Care in the Virtual Care Ecosystem: OMD Patient Peer Leaders

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In Memoriam – Randy Filinski This blog post is in memory of one of OntarioMD’s (OMD) inaugural Patient Leaders, Randy Filinski. Randy passed away on May 28, but leaves a legacy for us at OMD of passion to provide patient-centred care for Ontario patients.

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Vaccines on wheels: organizing a drive-through vaccination clinic in your practice

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Written by Dr. Nicole Shadbolt When we first heard of a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon in late summer 2020, the Rideau Family Health Team (FHT) in Ottawa realized that we would likely be called upon to vaccinate our patients when the time…

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Why health care providers are under siege by cybercriminals, and how to protect patient data in a virtual world

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Written by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OntarioMD. When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020, the federal government’s Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity issued an alert about the elevated risk to health organizations, as cybercriminals threatened to take advantage of the pandemic’s pressure on the health care…

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Accelerating Digital Health through OntarioMD’s 2020-25 Strategic Plan

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by Sarah Hutchison, OntarioMD Chief Executive Officer The global pandemic has brought a new urgency and demand for digital transformation of health care in Canada and around the world.  With more than 15 years as a trusted leader in clinical engagement and digital health solutions, OntarioMD is well positioned to…

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Health Literacy and Technology

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Elizabeth Keller, VP Business Development & Stakeholder Relations, and Dr. Darren Larsen, former Chief Medical Officer of OntarioMD, along with OntarioMD patient partner, Sydney Graham, share their insights into health literacy at CANet’s first virtual Expert Knowledge Exchange (EKE). Learn more about improving health literacy…

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OntarioMD Certification – A Foundation for Digital Health Innovation and Health System Integration

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By Aidan Lee Director, EMR Certification Program OntarioMD As the current pandemic has demonstrated, front-line health care workers go the extra mile to ensure the very best care for their patients, often in very trying circumstances.  And at any time in a patient’s journey, physicians, nurse practitioners and others who work…

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Breaking the Visit – collecting health data before and after in person clinical visits

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Dr. Daniel Pepe, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged us in so many ways.  One major change we have seen within our own office is that seeing patients routinely for hypertension or diabetes has become less frequent than in the…

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