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The EMR: Every Step Conference is for physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and administrative staff. 

This conference has been approved for 5.75 Mainpro+ Credits from the Ontario College of Family Physicians. 

 Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information            Additional Exhibitor Registration


Thursday, September 26, 2019 

Register Today by calling 1-866-744-8668 or



Early Bird Registration closes on Tuesday, August 13 at 5:00pm.


Toronto Congress Centre, North Building
650 Dixon Road
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 1J1

OntarioMD is pleased to offer a special group rate of $180 per night for the EMR: Every Step Conference at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre (655 Dixon Road) across the road from the Toronto Congress Centre.  Book your room today!



AGENDA


Conference Streams:

  • Stream 1: Insights for Clinical Enhancements
  • Stream 2: Using your EMR to Manage Patient Care
  • Stream 3: Transformation and Innovation 
  • Stream 4: Integrating Digital Health in Ontario Health Teams

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


7:30am – 3:30pm – Digital Health Vendor Showcase


Meet with different EMR and digital health vendors who have innovative solutions that can benefit your practice!

8:00am - 4:00pm

Introducing the Digital Café: a new feature where you can grab premium coffee and check out some of OntarioMD’s latest technology features including the Privacy and Security Training Module, Insights4Care Dashboard, meet with a Practice Advisor and take the EMR Progress Assessment and much more!

8:00am – 12:00pm

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). Limited Spots Available.

Keynotes


8:15am – 9:15am

Hear from the President of the Ontario Medical Association, Dr. Sohail Gandhi on Transformation, Integration and the Engagement of physicians with Ontario Health Teams.

View Dr. Sohail Gandhi's Biography


3:30pm – 4:30pm

Getting Ready for Ontario Health Teams: Integrating Care Leveraging Digital Health

Panelists include:

  1. Dr. David Kaplan, Chief of Clinical Quality at Health Quality Ontario (HQO)
  2. Other Panelists to be announced soon

Stream 1: Insights for Clinical Enhancements


9:30am – 10:00am

Understand key concepts and definitions, how to handle privacy breaches and your obligations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

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

10:00am – 10:30am

In this session you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about auto-categorizing HRM reports!

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

11:00am – 11:30am

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 Mr. Peter Hamer, Executive Director, Ottawa Valley Family Health Team

11:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the possibilities of clinical innovation with your EMR.
  2. Understand EMR compatible functionality offered by third party applications (TPA).
  3. Understand how EMR-TPA partnerships can help achieve the "quadruple aim".

Presented by Dr. Francis Nwakire, Ms. Lsimi Kallan & Ms. Noureen Allauddin, Think Research Corporation

Read Abstract

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn specific pitfalls in EMR use from an experienced user.
  2. Analyze backup plans and probable insufficiency based on real world experience.
  3. Examine data structures and the garbage in - garbage out pitfall.

Presented by Dr. Rick Senior, Near North Medical Centre

Read Abstract

Stream 2: Using your EMR to Manage Patient Care


9:30am – 10:00am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify risk factors for lung cancer, and how to document these in the EMR.
  2. Identify patients eligible for high risk lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation programs.
  3. How to implement early access to palliative care for patients with lung cancer and how to use EMR tools for comprehensive palliative care.

Presented by Dr. Lee Donohue, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader 

Read Abstract

10:00am – 10:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the principles of customization of an EMR for cardiology into a stand-alone solution for cardiac diagnostics reporting and data integration.
  2. Learn how to integrate of evidence-based medical algorithms into the EMR to optimize patient care.
  3. Learn how further development at our centre will integrate the EMR with artificial intelligence.

Presented by Dr. Maheswaran Srivamadevan, Oak Ridges Heart Clinic

Read Abstract

11:00am – 11:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand basic strategies to improve accuracy and quality of EMR data.
  2. Learn how to collaborate with and encouraging physicians to clean their own data and keep it up to date.
  3. Explore the feasibility and sustainability of spreading a data-driven initiative at a large, academic multi-site primary care organization.

Presented by Ms. Briar DeFinney and Mrs. Suja Arackal, North York Family Health Team

Read Abstract

11:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how EMR integration can be used to overcome barriers between best practice recommendations and frontline clinical medicine.
  2. Learn about the development of the START-IT Tool and HARMS Program as real-world examples of clinical practice innovations that leverage technology while minimizing resource utilization.
  3. Learn how to apply the START-IT Tool in any clinical setting to facilitate urine drug testing.

Presented by Dr. Ryan Patchett-Marble, Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Read Abstract

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize key assets in choosing members for a Quality Improvement project team.
  2. Utilize the tools in your EMR toolbox to maximize practice efficiency and quality of care in chronic disease management.
  3. Gain buy-in by adapting existing tools to meet clinician needs.

Presented by Ms. Melissa Wynte, Mrs. Andrea Payne & Mrs. Leigh Caplan, Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team

Read Abstract

Stream 3: Transformation and Innovation


9:30am – 10:00am

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

10:00am – 10:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the well-known and newly discovered benefits of Virtual Visits.
  2. Understand the challenges and techniques of implementing Virtual Visits in a multi-provider group.
  3. Understand the effects of Virtual Care on patient and provider satisfaction rates as well as emergency room and urgent care usage.

Presented by Dr. Anil Maheshwari, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

Read Abstract

11:00am – 11:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Practice management.
  2. Ontario Health Team Process Automation.
  3. Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Implementation.

Presented by Dr. Vikrum Malhotra and Dr. Arjun Malhotra, Rp-automation Inc.

Read Abstract



11:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand that clinical feedback has been used to make enhancements.
  2. Understand the types and benefits of additional patient data that will be made available.
  3. Understand how enhancements will streamline clinical workflow and improve the overarching user experience.

Presented by Doug Watt, Senior Vice President, Customer & Partner Service Planning & Development, eHealth Ontario

Read Abstract

12:00pm – 12:40pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Which apps to recommend to patients and how to use apps carefully.
  2. Which apps are useful in practice.
  3. Share apps that other doctors will find useful.

Presented by Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

Read Abstract

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how leveraging resources can improve referral quality and patient safety.
  2. Learn timesaving methods to collaborate and disseminate ‘forms’ across various primary care settings.
  3. Learn how ‘form reform’ can improve workflows within primary care.

Presented by Dr. Paul Gill and Ms. Rachel LaBonte, Partnering for Quality Program

Read Abstract

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. How virtual care can improve access to care.
  2. How virtual care can increase efficiency and reduce overhead.
  3. Use case for the implementation of virtual care at scale.

Presented by Mr. Nicholas Chepesiuk, Chief Executive Officer and Mrs. Alexandra Latter, OnCal Health

Read Abstract

Stream 4: Integrating Digital Health in Ontario Health Teams


10:00am – 10:30am

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

10:30am – 11:00am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Digital Health Requirements for OHTs.
  2. Roles of Provincial Digital Health Partners.
  3. Change Management and Adoption (CM&A) services by OntarioMD and Digital Health Consortium.

Presented by Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Officer and Cynthia MacWilliam Executive Director Client Services and Engagement, OntarioMD

11:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the recently launched OntarioMD Insights4Care Program, providing clinicians with the tools and services for actionable population health management.
  2. Hear about clinicians' experience utilizing the i4C Dashboard to gain greater population insights and to make practice improvements.
  3. Learn the important role of hands-on clinician support by OntarioMD's advisors in realizing the i4C Dashboard’s full value to patient care.

Presented by an OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader and Simon Ling, Program Director, Insights4Care

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch


1:30pm – 3:20pm

Get advice and tips from your EMR vendor and OntarioMD Peer Leaders in these training workshops. Workshop rquire a minimum of five people registered.

Hosted by OntarioMD-Certified EMR offerings participating in the conference or OntarioMD Peer Leaders who use the software.




Early Bird Registration expires on Tuesday, August 6 at 5:00pm.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that as your registration goes towards the cost of food and beverages, cancellations received on or before August 1 will be refunded 100% of the conference fee. No refunds will be provided after August 1, 2019. 

Registrations are fully transferable. To change the name on a registration, please email omd.events@ontariomd.com or 
call 1-866-744-8668.