Thursday, June 13, 2019
Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Drive
Ottawa, ON
K2K 2W2

This conference is for  physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and administrative staff. 

This conference is certified for 7.5 Mainpro+ Continuing Medical Education credits approved by the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Ontario Chapter.


All slides and presentation material are the intellectual property of the presenter.


7:30am – 8:30am – Registration Opens, Vendor Showcase and Breakfast

7:30am – 4:00pm – Vendor Showcase

8:15am - 9:15am

Electronic Medical Records – An Opportunity for Engagement and Partnership

As Ontario embarks on a system wide transformation agenda, digital health will figure prominently for primary care physicians and their teams. Join this unique keynote panel of patient partners, a health care system leader, and physician partner to discuss the challenges and opportunities of patient access to their electronic medical information. Together we will explore why patients want access to their medical information and records, and what full access to medical information has for patient experience and outcomes.

Selina Brudnicki, MBA, PMP, Program Lead of Digital Patient Experience at University Health Network
Claire Dawe-McCord, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Patient and Family Advisory Council
Dr. Daniel Pepe, Family Physician, London Lambeth Family Medicine Clinic

Ms. Julie Drury, Chair of the Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council

Speaker Bios

9:30am – 10:00am

Learning Objectives:

  1. To describe the data available for patient care in the OntarioMD Dashboard and the ConnectingOntario Viewer
  2. To know the process to obtain access to these data sets
  3. To describe how to use OntarioMD dashboard in the care of patients with chronic diseases

Presented by Dr. Lee Donohue and Dr. Therese Hodgson, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leaders


Learning Objectives:

  1. Patients value the ability to book appointments online
  2. Patients value secure email communication
  3. Both services enhance your practice

Presented by Dr. Stephen McLaren, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader, Markham Family Health Team


10:00am – 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.

Presented by 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.

Presented by Peter Hamer, Executive Director, Ottawa Valley Family Health Team


11:00am – 11:30am

With the introduction of the new Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) and a preference for digital first to enhance system efficiency and value, Ontario clinicians have a wider array of digital tools at their disposal to address priority health issues such as the opioid crisis and mental health issues and addictions. In collaboration with our partners, this showcase will demonstrate how OntarioMD’s products and services are supporting physicians, specialists, hospitals, specialty clinics and others to provide patient-centred, integrated care.

Presented by Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Officer and Elizabeth Keller, Vice President Product Strategy and Delivery


This presentation will succinctly describe how the EMR is a tool to communicate with staff, treatment teams and patients to sustain an exciting psychiatric practice. The session will show how to use some features such as a Dashboard, Reminders and CPP to improve the quality of care for patients.

Presented by Dr. Hugues Richard, MD, FR, CPC

11:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the medical record documentation requirements for authorization of cannabis
  2. To provide the participant with the tools to ensure proper documentation for cannabis authorization

Presented by Dr. Alan Bell, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto


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.

Presented by Dr. Stephen McLaren, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader


12:00pm – 12:30pm

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

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


Learning Objectives:

  1. What apps to recommend to patients and what to be careful of
  2. What apps are useful to use in practice
  3. Share apps that other doctors will find useful

Presented by Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader


12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch

(1:30pm - 6:30pm) – Afternoon Sessions

Learn tips and tricks from your EMR vendor and OntarioMD Peer Leaders in these workshops.

  • ABELMed EHR (ABELMed Inc.)
  • ACCURO EMR (QHR Technologies)
  • Cerebrum (AwareMD)
  • Clinical Information System CIS (P&P Data Systems Inc.)
  • EMR Advantages (Canadian Health Systems Inc.)
  • GlobeMed (Alpha Global IT Inc)
  • Indivicare (Indivica Inc.)
  • PS Suite (Telus Health)

Ontario has taken steps toward a more integrated health care system by introducing The People’s Healthcare Act, Ontario Health and Ontario Health Teams. Learn about these new entities, the OMA’s activities to develop a physician-led model with primary care at the core, and how the OMA and OntarioMD can support you through these changes.

Presented by Dr. Jim Wright, Chief Health Policy, Economics, and Research at Ontario Medical Association

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. Rick Tytus on behalf of the Ontario Medical Association


(8:00am - 4:00pm) – One-On-One Appointments

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).

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).

Cancellation Policy

Please note that as your registration goes towards the count for Food & Beverage that cancellations received on or before May 13 will be refunded 50% of the conference fee. No refunds will be provided after May 13, 2019.  

Registrations are fully transferable. To change the name on a registration or cancel, please email or
call 1-866-744-8668.