Still using Windows 7? Keep patients’ information safe by upgrading before Windows 7 support ends.

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Still using Windows 7? Keep patients’ information safe by upgrading before Windows 7 support ends.
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Contributed by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, OntarioMD In a busy primary care practice, it is critical that your computer hardware and software are up to date with the latest security updates. This task is essential to helping protect patients’…

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I thought I knew what digital health was…

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Contributed by Kathy Tudor, Director, Communications and Marketing, OntarioMD I have a passion for all things digital. I used to love sticky notes, now I use the notes and calendar tools on my smartphone for things like my shopping list and appointment reminders.…

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3 Reasons to Attend OntarioMD’s EMR: Every Step Conference in Ottawa

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OntarioMD’s EMR: Every Step Conference returns to Ottawa on June 13, 2019. A lot has changed in the health care sector since our last Ottawa conference in 2017. The provincial government has announced a renewed focus on integrated, patient-centred care, driven by EMRs…

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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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OLIS Wizards My EMR

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Contributed by Dr. Steven Klassen, Family Physician, Thunder Bay, ON and OntarioMD Peer Leader Recently, I accepted a 70 year old man into my family practice. He presented to our first encounter with nothing but his spouse to aid his recall. I had…

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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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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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