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OMD Launches Luminary Awards Celebrating Clinicians’ Use of Digital Health

July 28, 2021

Ontario's physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs) and practice staff have embraced the use of certified electronic medical records (EMRs) and other digital and virtual care tools to enhance patient care. For more than 15 years, OntarioMD (OMD) has worked with more than 21,000 clinicians and their staff to help them realize the benefits of EMRs and digital tools. Now, more than ever during the current pandemic, the importance and need for digital health tools to facilitate the flow of patient data to clinicians is in the spotlight. We've seen many successes and to show our admiration for physicians dedicated to digital health, NPs and their staff, we've launched the OMD Luminary Awards.

The OMD Luminary Awards honour clinicians and their staff who have demonstrated leadership to successfully implement certified 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. Many have even shared their valuable insights and experience with their colleagues who have less experience to spread the advantages of digital health. OMD has seen first hand the impressive work clinicians are doing every day to care for their patients using digital/virtual care tools and our staff nominated several clinicians for the inaugural awards. 

2020 OMD Luminary Award Winners:

  1. Dr. Meghan Davis, Family Physician, Hamilton Family Health Team, Hamilton, Ontario
  2. Dr. Catherine Link, Cardiologist, Cardiology Services Group, Belleville, Ontario
  3. Dr. Kim Morrison, Family Physician, Mighty Docs FHO, Napanee, Ontario  
  4. Shari Comerford, NP-PHC, VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) Canada - Ontario Branch
  5. Thien Trang, NP-PHC, VON Canada - Ontario Branch

Read more about our winners

OMD looks forward to honouring the winners at our online OMD Educates: Digital Health and Virtual Care Conference on September 30, 2021. At this complimentary conference for clinicians and their staff, you can learn how to take advantage of innovative technologies, integrate them with your EMR workflows, and realize more of their benefits for your patients and your practice.

2021 OMD Luminary Awards – Call for Nominations

OMD is now turning nominations for the 2021 Luminary Awards over to clinicians and their staff. Are you a digital health champion or know a clinician or clinic staff member who is? You can nominate yourself or your colleagues for a 2021 Luminary Award. Nominations open on July 28, 2021. Guidelines on nomination submissions, Frequently Asked Questions, and the online nomination form are now available. The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.

Need help with your EMR or other digital/virtual care tools?

If you would like some help with your EMR, a digital health tool or a virtual care tool, OMD staff are available to help you! If you're interested in Health Report Manager (HRM®), Insights4Care (i4C) DashboardOLIS, EMR-integrated DHDR (Digital Health Drug Repository), eConsult, online Privacy & Security Training, or help from the i4C Advisory Service, our staff can get your practice connected. Just contact and help will soon be on the way!