Tapering opioids for chronic non-cancer pain patients using an EMR tool and academic detailing

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Submitted by Dr. Kevin Samson The 2017 Canadian Guidelines for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain emphasized the importance of safely minimizing the dose of opioids that patients are being prescribed. The guidelines made it important for me as a primary care provider to…

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Single EMR for Canada: A Second Opinion

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  • Post published:January 17, 2019
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A national electronic health record for primary care - - http://www.cmaj.ca/content/191/2/E28  The above editorial describes the author’s desire and need for a single national Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in primary care.  He speculates that many of our problems in primary care could be solved by such…

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How OntarioMD Measures Our Success

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  • Post published:December 19, 2018
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Since 2004, OntarioMD has supported more than 16,000 Ontario primary care clinicians with the adoption and efficient use of electronic medical records (EMRs) and other digital health technology. From having the lowest rate of adoption among Canadian provinces just eight years ago, the…

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Maintaining the healthcare system is hard work: My decision to the deep dive into Canada’s most complicated system

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Contributed by Janet Song OntarioMD is excited to partner with the Quality Improvement Practical Experience Program (QIPEP) at Queen’s University. Our two organizations share a passion for quality improvement in health care and a commitment to developing future health care leaders. QIPEP aligns…

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One Visit. Multiple Services. Efficient Use of Clinicians’ Time.

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Physician practices can choose multiple digital health services to help them care for their patients effectively and efficiently. They’ve seen the ads, they’ve talked to colleagues who already use them, but simply don’t know who to contact or what’s involved to get the…

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Support + Training = EMR Knowledge for Busy Ontario Clinicians

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More than 16,000 clinicians use OntarioMD products and services, and over the years our staff both in the field and at our head office have built strong relationships and had thousands of conversations with primary care providers. So, we’re intimately aware of how busy most primary health care…

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OntarioMD’s EMR Quality Dashboard and the Important Role of Data Quality

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At OntarioMD, we talk frequently about how we add value to the health care system by helping physicians and stakeholder partners realize digital health’s tremendous potential to improve efficiency, reduce wait times, and improve population health management and patient outcomes. That’s a key focus of our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, and is interwoven in…

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What Digital Health Means to Primary Care

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What do you think of when you hear the words digital health? Is it the latest medical health tracker app? Your electronic medical record? Robot doctors?   Digital health includes all these tools, and many more. But the true essence of digital health – and the reason why it’s worth…

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EMR Quality Dashboard: Data Quality and Analytics

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In this fourth entry in our video series on the EMR Quality Dashboard, OntarioMD CMO Dr. Darren Larsen discusses the importance of good data quality and how analytics can help patient care through population health management. https://vimeo.com/296938515

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How EPEP Helps You Reach Your Practice Goals

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OntarioMD’s EMR Practice Enhancement Program (EPEP) helps you realize even more value for your patients and your practice by tapping into more of the benefits of your EMR. EPEP staff will work with you and your staff to achieve your unique practice goals, at a time that's…

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