The EMR: Every Step Conference is an interactive day to learn and participate in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) enhancement discussions, get 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!

September 22, 2016 - Toronto, ON (International Conference Centre, 6900 Airport Rd.)

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Register by filling out the form below or call 1-866-339-1233, ext. 0.


8:00am - 9:00am

Morning Welcome and Keynote Address

MORNING SESSIONS (Please note times for each session are available during the registration process.)

Presented by Dr. Mario Elia, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

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

Cyberliability has become a buzzword, but what does it actually mean and more importantly are you inadvertently putting yourself, your patients and your business in a vulnerable position? Join OMA Insurance for a lively and important session that will help you understand your risk and provide you with tips you can put to use right away to manage this growing threat.

Presented by Bruce H. Palmer, Managing Director, Insurance Services - Ontario Medical Association

An interactive discussion on how to improve your practice management using your EMR.

Presented by Peter Hamer, OntarioMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader

Presented by Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Information Officer, OntarioMD

Presented by Gina Palmese, Manager, Practice Enhancement, OntarioMD and OntarioMD Peer Leader

As demand for physician time grows, it becomes increasingly important to identify opportunities to improve office efficiency and find previously lost time in the day. The purpose of this session is to provide 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, further ensuring their focus and time is dedicated to patient care (Overall Office Management not focused on EMR).

Presented by the Ontario Medical Association

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

This presentation will show a step wise process used to identify patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), create a cohort and then study medication profiles of the cohort. Learning Objectives include:

  • Disease:Drug interactions are common and your EMR can prevent errors in prescribing
  • Data quality lessons are numerous having created one cohort
  • EMR Optimization grows when you do Population Health

Presented by Dr. Stephen McLaren, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader and Lisa Ruddy, OntarioMD Nurse Peer Leader

Learning Objectives include:

  • More accurately and efficiently detect, prevent and manage chronic diseases through the use of this reliable tool
  • Improve care and optimize outcomes for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes, Depression, Hypertension through using EMRs
  • Know how to leverage the available learning tools to support uptake and implementation of queries and what follows the implementation of queries!

Presented by Ms. Sara Dalo, Manager of Quality, Experience and Patient Safety, Mr. Thiv Paramsothy, Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist and Mr. Jesse Lamothe Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist

OntarioMD with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, eHealth Ontario, Ontario telemedicine Network (OTN) eConsult and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network BASE eConsult are working to improve access to speciality care by connecting primary care clinicians to specialists across the province. Join us to learn about the outcomes of our benefits evaluation conducted in Phase 1 and hear about the initiative and how you can gain access to speciality care.

Presented by Elizabeth Keller, Vice-President Product Strategy and Delivery, OntarioMD

Presented by OntarioMD Specialist Physician Peer Leader

Learning Objectives include:

  • Learning how to implement an extensive roster management project within a large, complex interprofessional primary care organization.
  • Learning how to set up an effective and efficient roster clean-up process within an Accuro EMR environment and how to utilize a sandbox to minimize impacts on the live EMR.

Presented by Dr. Anne DuVall, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader and Sean McConnachie, Manager of Quality Improvement & Decision Support & Associate Privacy Officer. Barrie Community Family Health Team

The panel session provides a unique opportunity for conference attendees to engage early in discussion around a multi-jurisdictional e-Prescribing approach, and to provide constructive feedback on early models of the proposed service.

Presented by Canada Health Infoway

Presented by Dave Zago Team Lead (Clinical Adoption) and Maria Krahn - Quality Improvement Specialist, Clinical Adopter - Health Quality Ontario

Ted Alexander, MA, Benefits Realization Manager, London Health Sciences Centre, Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), McMaster University Department of Family Medicine and Lori-Anne Huebner, MEd, Benefits Realization Lead, eHealth Centre of Excellence, Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team.

Participants can expect to learn the following:

  • Process challenges to create shared files with external internet applications
  • Quality Assurance requirements to ensure accurate data transmission
  • Privacy and Security requirements in a share data application
  • Opportunities to advocate for EMR enhancements

Presented by Kirk Miller, Justin Wolting and Kathleen Vanleeuwen, Guelph Family Health Team

12:00pm - 1:00pm



Gain tips and tricks in these interactive workshops from your EMR Vendor. (For existing users of the EMR.)

  • ABELMed Inc. (ABELMed EHR)
  • Alpha Global iT (GlobeMed)
  • Canadian Health Systems (EMR Advantage)
  • Indivica (Indivicare)
  • P&P Data Systems (Clinic Information System (CIS)
  • QHR Technologies (Accuro EMR)
  • Telus Health (PS Suite)

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.

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