About the OntarioMD Peer Leader Program

The OntarioMD clinical Peer Leader Program is a complimentary service offered to Ontario physician practices that are looking to:

  • Adopt or transition to an OntarioMD-certified EMR
  • Enhance the use of their certified EMR

The program is designed to establish peer-to-peer networks under the national Clinical Peer Network Program to respond to local clinical needs and is aligned to Canada Health Infoway's (Infoway) national program objective to sustain and accelerate clinical engagement with a focus on supporting one or more specific initiatives.

Ontario's Peer Leader Program is a network of physicians, nurses and clinic managers across the province who support OntarioMD's objective to help physicians practices realize more clinical value from their EMRs.

Peer Leaders understand the needs and challenges faced by busy community practices and work closely with OntarioMD's Practice Advisors who support physician practices to connect with provincial health information systems such as the Ontario Laboratories Information System and Hospital Report Manager as well as the advancement of their EMR use through the OntarioMD EMR Practice Enhancement Program.

The Ontario Peer Leader Program is offered to physician practices at no cost and is funded as part of Canada Health Infoway's Clinical Engagement Strategy. Infoway provides funding to provinces and territories to establish peer-to-peer networks to foster effective use of technology in practice. In Ontario, the program is known as the Peer Leader Program, and is managed and partially funded by OntarioMD.