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Luminary Award Guidelines

Purpose

The OntarioMD (OMD) Luminary Awards honour physicians/clinicians and their staff who have demonstrated leadership to successfully implement EMRs and digital/virtual health tools in their practices to benefit their patients and ease the administrative burden on their practices. These tireless champions of digital health have overcome challenges and have persevered to leverage digital health to complement the individual ways they practice or have helped other practices use digital health effectively. They are like beacons shining a light on the importance of digital health for the enhancement of patient care living up to the Luminary name.

Personal digital health success stories are the most important part of the nomination. Stories should provide valuable insights to inspire other physicians/clinicians and their staff to embrace the advantages of digital health. Stories should be relevant and replicable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

OMD Luminary Awards are awarded to individuals or teams.

Individual Awards

Physicians/Clinicians

  • Open to all community-based physicians/clinicians who:
    •  are in good standing with their respective regulatory college;
    •  are eligible to practice in Ontario; and
    • use an OMD-certified EMR only
  • There is a maximum of two nominations per individual per Luminary Award year.
  • If more than one nomination is received for the same individual, each nomination must be for a different success story and will be assessed independently.
  • An individual cannot win a Luminary Award for the same success story as an individual and as team member.
  • Current OMD physician/clinician Peer Leaders and OMD staff are not eligible.

Non-Clinicians

  • Open to clinic staff in community-based practices in Ontario who use an OMD-certified EMR only.
  • There is a maximum of two nominations per individual per Luminary Award year.
  • If more than one nomination is received for the same individual, each nomination must be for a different success story and will be assessed independently.
  • Current OMD Clinic Manager Peer Leaders and OMD staff are not eligible.

Team Awards

Physician/Clinician Practices

  • Open to all community-based practices (primary care providers and specialists) in Ontario:
    • Any practice model
    • Use an OMD-certified EMR only
  • Physicians/clinicians can be nominated as an individual or as part of a team; if they are selected as part of a winning team, they cannot be selected as an individual winner for the same success story in the same year.
  • There is a maximum of two nominations per team per Luminary Award year.
  • If more than one nomination is received for the same team, each nomination must be for a different success story and will be assessed independently.

Criteria

  • All nominators for the OMD Luminary Awards must use the online nomination form.
  • All nomination forms must be complete and submitted by September 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
  • Individuals or teams can be nominated for a Luminary Award; please review the Eligibility section for details.
  • Physicians/clinicians can be nominated as an individual or as part of a team; if they are selected as part of a winning team, they cannot be selected as an individual winner for the same success story in the same year.
  • Individual physicians/clinicians and practices/teams can be nominated in subsequent years, but they cannot be nominated for same success story for which they have already won an award.
  • Digital health success stories must have occurred within the past two years (July 2019 to July 2021).
  • Digital health success stories can highlight how the nominee uses digital health in their practice or how the nominee helped other physicians/clinicians and practice staff use digital health.
  • Nominator must have the express permission of the nominee to be submitted for a Luminary Award, as well the permission for the nominator to provide personal information about the nominee to OMD.

Permission to Use Winner's Digital Health Success Story and Award Promotion

Winners of the OMD Luminary Award will receive a physical award acknowledging this recognition. OMD will ask all winners to submit a photo or short video upon receipt of their Luminary Award to be showcased in promotional materials such as, but not limited to, videos, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, etc., and to be shown at OMD events such as the annual OMD Educates: Digital Health and Virtual Care conference. All winners of an OMD Luminary Award will be asked to complete a Name and Likeness Photo/Video Information Release Form giving OMD permission to publish their name, practice name, and digital health success story.

Luminary Award winners will be invited to attend the annual OMD Educates: Digital Health and Virtual Care conference. If the conference is held virtually, winners will be asked to accept their awards using MS Teams technology during a short awards ceremony. If a winner is unable to attend the ceremony during the conference, OMD will show their photo or video indicating receipt of their award.

Winners will also have the option of displaying the Luminary Award logo on their websites to indicate to their colleagues and patients that they have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to advancing digital health in Ontario. 

Judging

Digital health success stories must be corroborated by OMD's Client Services & Engagement team in order to be considered by OMD's Luminary Awards Judging Committee. OMD's Luminary Awards Judging Committee will assess all nominations and will award Luminary Awards to those nominations that the Committee determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, meet the goal of demonstrating leadership to successfully implement EMRs and digital/virtual health tools in the nominees' practices to benefit their patients and ease the administrative burden on their practices. All decisions are final.

Privacy

Personal information that is collected will be used only for processing nominations and related follow up.

Other

OMD is not responsible for technical malfunctions of the online nomination form or the OntarioMD.ca website. If you do not receive a confirmation of your nomination submission, please contact support@ontariomd.com.

OMD reserves the right to make changes to the Luminary Awards eligibility and criteria at any time.