Digital Health and Virtual Care Day: Another Huge Success!

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by Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, OMD Chief Medical Officer On September 30, OntarioMD (OMD) hosted its second annual Digital Health and Virtual Care (DHVC) Day Conference. This full-day online event was complimentary and featured CME-accredited educational sessions on digital and virtual care topics geared…

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COVID-19 Historical Reports: Important Message from OMD’s Chief Medical Officer

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by Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, Chief Medical Officer, OntarioMD OntarioMD (OMD) is aware that HRM-COVaxON historical reports are creating added work for many physicians.  As a family physician with a busy clinic in Ottawa, I acutely understand what these added reports are doing to your workload.    We had consulted extensively…

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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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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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Integration and Enterprise Primary Care: A Point of View

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  Author - Paul Sulkers, Healthcare Consultant The COVID crisis is placing huge demands on the Ontario health system, with a heavy reliance on acute care, perhaps our last line of defense. COVID has also brought in to focus the need for strong…

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Making population health measurement simpler for clinicians, in Ontario Health Teams and daily practice

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Contributed by Darren Larsen, MD, Chief Medical Officer, OntarioMD   With fairly radical transformation happening in health care in Ontario as we speak, a question looms large: how do we measure success?  How do we know that the change we get is what we need? Which lens…

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Track Your EMR Improvements with an OntarioMD EMR Progress Assessment

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If you’re using an OntarioMD-certified electronic medical record (EMR) in your practice, you’re one of approximately 17,000 primary care clinicians in Ontario who’ve integrated this valuable patient management tool into your workflow. You’ve seen how your EMR makes your work better, more efficient…

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Ontario Health Teams are Coming!

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Contributed by Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Officer, OntarioMD Change is happening now in Ontario healthcare. It has been needed for some time, but a new provincial government with a demand to deliver high value for public dollars is making the change imminent.…

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It’s Amazing What I Can Do with My EMR!

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Dr. David Weinstein Contributed by Dr. David Weinstein - Nephrologist, Belleville, ON I wanted to share my experiences with other physicians and offices about some tools for my Electronic Medical Record in Ontario. I have been a physician in Ontario since 2015 and…

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Screening tool addressing poverty in patient populations

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Submitted by Jerry Zeidenberg  This article references a session that was presented at the EMR: Every Step Conference. Make sure to register for the EMR: Every Step Conference Ottawa at https://www.ontariomd.ca/about-us/events/emr-every-step-conference/emr-every-step-conference-ottawa-2019 for engaging content on OntarioMD digital health products and services. It’s well known…

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