Every Step Conference - Toronto

Every Step Conference - Ottawa

OntarioMD's Flagship conference returns in 2017

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Location: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd. K1K 4S3 Ottawa, Ontario

Conference Hotel Accommodations: Courtyard Marriot (Please note the hotel is connected to the Conference Centre). Call (613) 741-9862 and ask to book under group code: (ONT) or click here to reserve

The EMR: Every Step Conference is an interactive day to learn about what's new in certified Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), participate in EMR vendor training, 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).

EMR: Every Step Conference 2017 - Ottawa Exhibitors

Exhibitor Kit

Conference Floor Plan

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Registration Opens and Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am


Dr. Brian Goldman is one of North America's most trusted voices in medicine. He is seen as the doctor who thinks like a patient. Dr. Goldman is the bestselling author of The Night Shift and The Secret Language of Doctors. He also hosts the provocative radio show White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio. Dr. Goldman will be speaking on the topic of empathy and patient engagement in the new tech world and how EMRs/EHRs fit in.

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.

Dr. Jeffrey Habert, Physician Peer Leader, OntarioMD

9:30am - 10:00am

Participants will learn how to leverage data to enhance their EMR use.

Gina Palmese, Manager, Practice Enhancement, OntarioMD and Peter Hamer, Clinic Manager Peer Leader, OntarioMD

9:30am - 10:30am

As demand for physician time grows, it becomes increasingly important to identify opportunities to improve office efficiency and find time in the day. This session provides a business overview to physicians on concepts required to operate efficient practices. In doing so, physicians will be able to better manage the work they do, and ensure their focus and time is dedicated to patient care.

Dr. Ryan Banach on behalf of the Ontario Medical Association

10:10am - 10:40am

While cancer screening processes are well established in many practices, the issue of cancer survivor follow-up is often less formalized and can be easily neglected. Review the importance of accurate and efficient follow-up of your cancer survivors, identify challenges in identifying and tracking these patients, and use an easy-to-use framework for moving forward with cancer follow-up.

Dr. Mario Elia, Physician Peer Leader, OntarioMD

10:45am - 11:45am

10:45am - 11:15am

Hear the Specialist Perspective on enhancing EMR use including discussions on access to primary care and technology such as eConsult to benefit Specialists.

Presented by Dr. Jack Haggarty, Senior Medical Director (Chief) Psychiatry, St. Joseph's Care Group.

10:45am - 11:45am

Hear OntarioMD Peer Leaders debate wicked questions related to the use of EMR data, workflows and quality improvement in this fast paced and entertaining session.

Moderated by Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Information Office, OntarioMD

11:30am - 12:00pm

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.

Peter Hamer, Clinic Manager Peer Leader, OntarioMD

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Gain tips and tricks in these interactive workshops from your EMR Vendor.

Accuro EMR (QHR Technologies)

Indivicare (Indivica Inc.)


PS Suite (Telus Health)

4:15pm - 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 the Ontario Medical Association

8:00am - 5:00pm

The EMR Progress Assessment (EPA) is an evidence-based 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).

8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Form