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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  • Post published:September 29, 2020
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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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Virtual Care Tips and Tricks

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Contributors include OntarioMD Practice Advisor Tania Hunt with recommendations from OntarioMD Physician Peer Leaders from our Virtual Care Webinar Series This is part two of our blog series on virtual care for clinicians. Check out part one on Virtual Care: Preparing your staff and…

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Virtual Care: Preparing your staff and notifying your patients

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Contributors include OntarioMD Practice Advisor Tania Hunt with recommendations from OntarioMD Physician Peer Leaders from our Virtual Care Webinar Series With the onset of the COVID-19 , clinicians have quickly adapted to physical distancing with their patients and using virtual care to avoid…

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Virtual Care Technology and the Future of Tech

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OntarioMD Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darren Larsen on Implementing Virtual Care Technology, Digital Health and the Future of Tech in the healthcare sector. Courtesy of the Naco Canada and Halo Health.  

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