FHIR North 2021 – Thoughts from the Inside

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by Michael Savage, Business Analyst- Validation, OntarioMD On October 13 and 14, FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) North hosted its 8th annual conference since its inception in 2014. Additionally, 2021 marked the Conference’s second fully virtual iteration, a necessary approach given the still…

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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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Virtual care’s continued evolution: changing attitudes & innovations across Canada

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By Christina Jones, Data Analyst, OMD As the world adapts to daily life during COVID-19, virtual care is becoming a conventional mode of health care delivery – and will continue to complement in-person visits even after the pandemic is behind us. Throughout the…

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The Importance of Patient-Centred Care in the Virtual Care Ecosystem: OMD Patient Peer Leaders

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In Memoriam – Randy Filinski This blog post is in memory of one of OntarioMD’s (OMD) inaugural Patient Leaders, Randy Filinski. Randy passed away on May 28, but leaves a legacy for us at OMD of passion to provide patient-centred care for Ontario patients.

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Vaccines on wheels: organizing a drive-through vaccination clinic in your practice

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Written by Dr. Nicole Shadbolt When we first heard of a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon in late summer 2020, the Rideau Family Health Team (FHT) in Ottawa realized that we would likely be called upon to vaccinate our patients when the time…

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Why health care providers are under siege by cybercriminals, and how to protect patient data in a virtual world

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Written by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OntarioMD. When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020, the federal government’s Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity issued an alert about the elevated risk to health organizations, as cybercriminals threatened to take advantage of the pandemic’s pressure on the health care…

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