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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OntarioMD: Advancing digital health in Ontario

Front-line health care providers, quality improvement organizations, digital health delivery leaders and government recognize that digital health delivery has become an indispensable support to keep up with increasing health system demands. It is no longer imaginable that health care could be delivered without…

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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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Digital health helped me breathe again!

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Contributed by Surya Qarin, OntarioMD Practice Management Assistant  Anyone that has known me long enough knows I have spent much of my life in and out of hospitals – and that’s not because the doctors are cute. As a matter of fact, Etobicoke…

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EMR Quality Dashboard and Change Management

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Today’s Digital Health Shift vlog is the third in a video series of OntarioMD CMO, Dr. Darren Larsen, speaking about the EMR Quality Dashboard. In this segment, Dr. Larsen discusses how leadership and collaboration amongst health care organizations are driving change to benefit…

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Darren Larsen on the State of Digital Health in Canada

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This post was originally published April 29th, 2018 on RDP Associates Dr. Darren Larsen is Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at OntarioMD. As CMIO, Darren provides clinical advice to many provincial and national steering committees and clinician advisory groups and has been instrumental…

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Shared Experiences in Digital Health: Visit by the Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services and Delegation to OntarioMD

https://vimeo.com/257142099 Contributed by Sarah Hutchison On January 24, OntarioMD had the honour of welcoming Norway’s Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency, Mrs. Anne Kari Hansen Ovind, and the Minister of Health and Care Services, Mr. Bent Høie and his delegation, to our office. The…

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A Summer as an Intern at OntarioMD

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This blog post was contributed by Summer Intern, IT Deployment and Integration Graeme Larsen.  "Digital Health" is a complicated idea. To the uninitiated, the phrase could mean all manner of things, from robots performing surgery, to artificial intelligence solving diagnostic problems, to information…

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Cheaper PPI options: An EMR QI exercise

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This post was contributed by Dr. Mario Elia. The original entry can be found on his blog at https://drmarioelia.wordpress.com Back in December 2016, I was doing some work around proton pump inhibitor (PPI) costs in Ontario and did some digging into my EMR data…

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Keeping our Patients Safe: Prescribing in the Digital Era

This post was originally published in Quorum on August 17th, 2017.     According to a recent study, poison control centres in the US receive a call about medication errors every 13 seconds, and that rate has doubled in the past 12 years (1). Doctors,…

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