EMR Every Step Conference - London 2018

OntarioMD's Flagship conference returns in 2018.

The EMR: Every Step Conference is an interactive day to learn about what's new in certified Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), participate in EMR training workshops , network with your peers and visit the vendor showcase. This is Canada's largest EMR conference series and is an ideal venue to get inspired on how to get more benefits from your EMR! 

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 7.5 Mainpro+ credits (transferrable for specialists).

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the OntarioMD EMR: Every Step Conference London, 2018

London | Thursday, April 12, 2018  
Four Points by Sheraton London
1150 Wellington Rd
London, ON 
N6E 1M3
Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Rd
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 1J1

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Registration Information: 

Online registration is closed. We will be accepting Walk-ins at registration tomorrow. The regular rate is $106.20 plus HST and student rate is $53.10 plus HST. Cash and Credit Card payments are both available

Hotel Accommodation: Click here to book a room for the conference. 

We will accommodate walk-ins at the conference. 
  • Regular Rate - $106.20 plus HST
  • Student Rate - $53.10 plus HST
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7:30am - 8:30am

Registration Opens and Breakfast

8:30am - 9:15am

Closing the Gap: Using EMRs to improve health equity
In this opening keynote Dr. Tara Kiran will address how family physicians can consider collecting an d using data in their EMR to address the social determinants of health.

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Presented by Dr. Tara Kiran, Family Physician and Clinician Scientist in the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

About Dr. Tara Kiran:

Tara Kiran Head Shot.jpgDr. Tara Kiran is a family physician and clinician scientist in the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto. She is an Associate Scientist at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. In 2015, she was awarded a New Investigator Award from the North American Primary Care Research Group for her program of research evaluating the impact of Ontario’s primary care reforms. Dr. Kiran has led her Family Health Team’s Quality Improvement program for the last six years and is actively working to understand and improve quality of primary care. As of October 2016, she has taken on a new role as an Embedded Clinician Researcher with Health Quality Ontario where she is developing a program of research to improve care for patients transitioning from hospital to home.

9:30am - 10:30am

Hear from a CPSO Peer Assessor and family physician about which features of your EMR will play an important role during the pre-assessment, assessment day and post chart review.

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Dr. Jeffrey Habert, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

An entertaining and interactive discussion on how to improve your practice management using your EMR. Participants will learn how to use the features that may be available on their system as well as explore some of the add on products on the market today.

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Presented by Peter Hamer, Ottawa Valley Family Heath Team, OntarioMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader

Session Objectives:

  • Ensure a basic understanding of the issues in pain and opioid prescribing
  • Ensure that providers have knowledge of the minimum standards for assessment and management of pain and opioid prescribing
  • Educate providers how EMR Tools can facilitate their ability to meet those minimum standards for assessment and documentation
  • Educate providers on all the Pain and Opioid Resources that are available to them Self Management, OMD peer leaders, OCFP Mentorship etc)

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Presented by Dr. Gordon Schacter. London Middlesex Clinical Lead South West Local Health Integration Network 

11:00am - 11:30am

Session Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the importance of high-quality data integrity
  • Outline an easy-to-use framework for clinical effectiveness in primary care across multiple domains
  • Give you practical advice for moving forward with improving clinical data work in your offices

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Presented by Dr. Mario Elia, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

11:00am - 12:00pm

Understand key concepts and definitions, physician responsibilities, how to handle privacy breaches and the latest proposed amendments to the Act.

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Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OntarioMD

11:30am - 12:00pm

Hear how a physician has successfully transitioned his practice from one EMR system to another. Best practices for planning the migration of your data will be shared.

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Presented by Dr. Stephen McLaren, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Using your EMR more efficiently and effectively can make it easier for you to enhance the services you provide and lead to improved patient outcomes. In this session, we will demonstrate and review a simple approach to preventive care screening using practical new EMR tools that can be easily shared without cost.

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Presented by Dr. Kevin Samson, IT Lead, East Wellington Family Health Team and OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

This presentation will outline the Markham FHT’s Transitions Program process when following patients discharge from hospital. Presenters will highlight the importance of solutions such as Health Report Manager (HRM) as a “digital partner” in the provision of excellent patient care.

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Presented by Ms. Lisa Ruddy, RN, Clinical Program Manager and OntarioMD Nurse Peer Leader

This presentation will demonstrate how the use of order sets, documentation templates, automated decision support, reporting tools, and patient portals can be used to improve mental health care delivery. A particular focus will be paid to improving process efficiencies and quality of care.

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Presented by Dr. Ilan Fischler, ‎Physician-in-Chief and Medical Director, Clinical Informatics, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Are you currently practicing in a Primary Care Model and would like to learn more about billing? The OMA seminar will discuss Primary 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.

Presented by Dr. David Schieck on behalf of the Ontario Medical Association

7:30am - 4:00pm

The EMR Progress Assessment (EPA) is a tool for physicians who wish to assess their current EMR use and make improvements. Meet with one of our OntarioMD Practice Advisors and complete the EMR Progress Assessment (30 minute appointments).

7:30am - 4:00pm

Looking for advice on enhancing your EMR use? Meet one on one with an OntarioMD Physician, Clinic Manager or Nurse Peer Leader (30 and 60 minute appointments).