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OMD Educates: Digital Health and Virtual Care Day


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OntarioMD presents our second Digital Health and Virtual Care Day on Thursday, September 30, 2021! 

Please note that the conference now coincides with the new federal holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Orange Shirt Day. OMD will commemorate the day by honouring Canada's indigenous peoples and their history. We invite attendees to do the same by wearing an orange shirt.

Recent events have shown that digital health and virtual care tools have quickly become indispensable practice tools to manage patient information and provide care when in-person visits aren't possible. Register (for free) today for the OMD Educates: Digital Health and Virtual Care Day to learn how you can take advantage of these innovative technologies to realize more of their benefits and integrate them with your EMR workflows as much as possible!


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Who should attend?

Using new digital and virtual tools involves the whole practice. This virtual conference is ideal for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals and administrative staff. OntarioMD Peer Leaders, and other clinicians who are expert users, will show you and your staff how to get more clinical value for your practice and your patients from digital and virtual care tools. You will not want to miss the tips and practical advice you can start using right away!

Why should I attend?

The OntarioMD Digital Health and Virtual Care Day is FREE. 

You can expect the same quality educational experience as our award-winning in-person EMR: Every Step Conference:  

  • A variety of educational sessions to suit your interests  
  • Thought-provoking Keynote Address
  • EMR Training Workshops led by Physician, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Manager Peer Leaders who use the same EMR as you
  • A virtual Vendor Showcase with more vendors and products
  • Continuing Medical Education Credits*


Accreditation Details

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 5.00  Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the SOGC. You may claim a maximum of 5.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


AGENDA


Stream 1: Burnout and Efficiency

Stream 2: Patient Care and Innovation

Stream 3: Digital Awareness for Clinics

Stream 4: Billing Information

8:30am – 8:45am – Opening Remarks and Welcome

  • Dr. Gregory Athaide, OMD Board Chair
  • Dennis Ferenc, Interim CEO, OMD
  • Dr. Adam Kassam, OMA President
  • Allan O’Dette, OMA CEO

8:45am – 9:30am

Through a virtual interactive session, participants will explore root causes of Indigenous health disparities, while recognizing culture as treatment and critique how digital health initiatives may or may not improve health of Indigenous Peoples.

More Information

September 30, 2021 is Digital Health and Virtual Care Day, but more importantly, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day provides an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools. OMD is honoured to have Dr. Sarah Funnell, Founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous Health Research and Education at the University of Ottawa, deliver the keynote address for Digital Health and Virtual Care Day.

At the end of this session, participants will have learned about Indigenous Health disparities and how digital health can help.

Speaker
Dr. Sarah Funnell, Founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous Health Research and Education (CIHRE)

More about Dr. Sarah Funnell

9:35am – 10:00am

In this session, participants will learn about:

  • Burnout – definition, scope, causes
  • Technology as a factor leading to burnout
  • Impact of virtual care on burnout
  • Managing virtual care to stay healthy

At the end of this session, participants should have a be able to identify and recognize of how to manage burnout within their practice.

Presented by Dr. Mamta Gautam, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa; Psychiatrist, Psychosocial Oncology Program, The Ottawa Hospital; President and CEO, PEAK MD Inc.

In this session, participants will learn about:

  • Which apps to recommend to patients and how to use apps carefully
  • Which apps are useful in practice
  • Sharing apps that other doctors may find useful

At the end of this session, participants will be able to assess medical apps that can be used successfully with patients.

Presented by Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, Chief Medical Officer, OMD

In this session, participants will learn:

  • How to improve practice management using your EMR and virtual care tools
  • How to use the available features in virtual care tools and your EMR
  • Which add-on products for your EMR are available today

At the end of this session, participants will learn how to better manage their practice through their EMR and virtual tools.

Presented by Mr. Stephen Beckwith, OMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader

10:05am – 10:30am

In this session, participants will learn:

  • The Shared experiences of what to expect with CPSO QI/QA
  • Ideas for practical approaches to successfully start a CPSO QI/QA Program
  • Recommendations for support & tools available to physicians with CPSO QI/QA
  • Benefits realized from Quality Improvement Intervention 

Presented by Dr. Emad Henein and Dr. Farnaz Ghorbani

In this session, participants will learn:

  • The relationships between health, healthcare, and the environment
  • Site infrastructure changes that can lessen waste production and lower carbon footprint
  • Care-based ideas that can improve both patient and planetary health

At the end of this session, our hope is that participants will know more about our practical, tested, evidence based green health care initiative tools and be inspired to use them.

Presented by Dr. Meghan Davis, OMD Luminary Award Winner and Tatiana Gayowsky, Hamilton Family Health Team

OntarioMD’s General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer will provide an overview of significant legal developments from the past year, with an emphasis on issue relevant to virtual care. The session will also introduce key concepts related to privacy and security issues.

The session will include insights from recent guidance from the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The presentation will incorporate practical insights to assist clinicians in managing their obligations under relevant policies and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, as informed by recent case law. Forthcoming legislative changes will also be discussed.

There will be an opportunity for questions about compliance management and virtual care best practices.

Presented by Ariane Siegel, OMD General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer

10:35am – 11:00am

In this session, participants will learn: 

  • How to use EMR Add -ons for in office and virtual care in a specialty practice
  • How to use an EMR Core clinical dataset for quality care and research
  • Preventing burnout in specialty practice using Scribes

At the end of this session, participants will be able to summarize how specialists can work virtually and in coordination with primary care practices.

Presented by Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, OMD Specialist Physician Peer Leader

In this session, participants will learn:

  • Use of remote monitoring in CHF, COPD, and COVID care
  • Optimizing the referral experience from EMR 
  • Working with community partners to ensure provider friendly pathways with no rejected referrals 

At the end of this session, participants will have learned how Remote Patient Monitoring can be a successful virtual care tool.

Presented by Dr. Paul Gill, OMD Physician Peer Leader and Jennifer Littlejohn, OMD Practice Enhancement Consultant

Expanding on the preceding Medico-Legal Update, this session is designed to provide an overview of essential privacy and security concepts. The presentation will address:

  • Key privacy policies and laws, and their application to healthcare;
  • Cybersecurity best practices; and
  • Privacy breach management and reporting.

In addition, attendees will benefit from a personal case study, presented by Dr. Artur Gevorgyan, regarding the threats posed by hackers. Dr. Gevorgyan was a victim of a recent cyberattack and will share his lessons learned from the experience.


The session will conclude with a brief explanation of cyber liability insurance, led by a representative from OMA Insurance.


Dr. Gevorgyan and the OntarioMD Chief Privacy Officer will be available to answer questions.

Presented by Dr. Artur Gevorgyan

1:00pm – 3:00pm 

At the end of the workshops, participants will recognize opportunities for how to optimize the use of their EMR identifying better workflows, examining and reviewing toolbars, and how to benefit more from other EMR functionality such as prescribing, billing, and integration with other digital health tools.

Workshop Topic Certified EMR Peer Leader
Tips and Tricks
ABELMed EHR-EMR/PMTripho Bogias, OMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader
Ask Me Anything Accuro EMRDr. Stephen McLaren, OMD Peer Leader
New Users Accuro EMRDr. Vineet Nair, OMD Peer Leader
Prescriptions, templates, eConsults Accuro EMRIbrahim Omar, Nurse Practitioner Peer Leader
Tips and Tricks Accuro EMRDr. Harvey Blankenstein, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Tips and Tricks (For Specialists) Accuro EMRDr. Vandana Ahluwalia, OMD Specialist Physician Peer Leader
Tips and Tricks (With a focus on Population Reports, Searching, Mining for Conditions, Templates, eConsult, Video Connect and Disease Registry) Avaros EMR Dr. Keith Thompson, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Tips and Tricks Clinic Information System (CIS)Dr. Jeffrey Habert, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Tips and Tricks Collaborative Health Record (CHR) Dr. Karim Vellani, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Tips and Tricks EMR AdvantageCarly Burdick, Carolyn Shields, OMD Clinic Manager Peer Leaders
Tips and Tricks
IndivicareSaira Khan, OMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader
Ask Me Anything OSCAR Dr. Braedon Hendy, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Ask Me Anything OSCAR Dr. Carlos Yu, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Tips and Tricks (With an additional focus on Billing) OSCAR Dr. Anil Maheshwari, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Ask Me Anything PS Suite EMRDr. Kevin Samson, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Ask Me Anything
PS Suite EMRRoger Mandjlekian, OMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader
Ask Me Anything (With additional focus on Remote Patient Monitoring) PS Suite EMRDr. Paul Gill, OMD Physician Peer Leader
EMR Dashboard PS Suite EMRDr. Loredana Di Santo, OMD Physician Peer Leader

New Users and Migrations

PS Suite EMRDr. Salesh Budhoo, OMD Physician Peer Leader
Pros and Cons of Video Visits PS Suite EMRDr. Noah Crampton, OMD Physician Peer Leader

Tips and Tricks

• Custom Forms
• Encounter Assistants
• Reminders
• Toolbars
• Searches
• Stamps

PS Suite EMRJonathan Fowler, OMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader
 Billing
PS Suite EMRDr. Jeffrey Dennison, OMD Physician Peer Leader

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Are you currently practicing in a primary care model and would like to learn more about virtual care billing? This OMA seminar will discuss virtual care billing for family physicians, focusing on the FHO model. The session will cover primary care codes and give you a better understanding of topics such as premiums, Q codes and bonuses available. 

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to assess different virtual care billing codes and how to use them when billing.

Presented by Dr. Rick Tytus, Family Physician, on behalf of the Ontario Medical Association.

SPONSORED PRESENTATIONS (Please note these presentations are not eligible for accreditation).

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8:00am – 5:00pm – Digital Health and Virtual Care Day Virtual Vendor Showcase

Meet with different EMR, digital health and virtual care vendors who have innovative solutions that can benefit your practice! Plus, by visiting the Vendor Showcase, you can enter contests and activities to win prizes! 

We encourage you to visit the Vendor Showcase between 12:00pm – 1:00pm to chat with vendors who will be hosting their own live streams.