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 will be accredited for CME pending approval from the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Register Early-Bird or call us at 1-866-744-8668 to register

Accommodations: $189.00 EMR: Every Step Conference Event Rate



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

7:30am – 4:00pm – Vendor Showcase

8:30am - 9:15am

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

About Julie Drury:

Julie Drury Head Shot.jpg JULIE DRURY is the inaugural Chair of the Minister's Patient and Family Advisory Council for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Julie is passionate about the patient / family / professional partnership and experience in health. In her role, she facilitates and provides the patient and family perspective in health care policy and decision making. As the mother of a child who was diagnosed with SIFD, a rare form of mitochondrial disease, Julie has particular experience in system navigation, complex care, care coordination, palliative care and patient safety.
Julie is an experienced senior federal health policy advisor and is respected for her highly collaborative work style, stakeholder engagement, and leadership skills. Julie's personal and professional experience are focussed on advising government on key health priorities that have a real impact on patient care and experience in Ontario.
Julie is a patient advisor, chair, board member with several organizations including; MitoCanada Foundation, MitoNet Patient Partnership Council, Digital Health Ontario, Rare Disease Foundation, Family Advisory Council for the Ontario Provincial Pediatric Palliative Care Steering Committee, Bridge to Home Quality Improvement Initiative with CFHI, Health Quality Ontario, and the Ontario Provincial PFAC Leadership Table. She is previously the chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for CHEO, and a parent advisor for Complex Care Kids Ontario.
Julie's educational background is in the field of health sciences. As a patient and family advisor she consults and speaks to organizations, government and not for profits regularly on patient engagement, patient partnership, and patient leadership.
Julie lives in Ottawa with her husband and son.

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, OntarioMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader and 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

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 – 3:20pm – 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)

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

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).

To kick off the OntarioMD EMR: Every Step Conference, we have arranged a special Nine & Dine Rate at Brookstreet’s Marshes Golf Club. Tee-offs have been blocked from 3:00 – 3:50pm on Wednesday June 12th. For $60 + tax you will enjoy 9 holes of championship golf, cart, access to the practice facility, and dinner in Ironstone Grill.  You can register when completing your conference registration.