Overview

What is the EMR Practice Enhancement Program?

The EMR Practice Enhancement Program (EPEP) is a provincial change management service designed to help physicians enhance their EMR skills and efficiency to improve clinical and practice outcomes. No matter the current level of EMR skill, EPEP offers a current analysis of EMR use, practice workflow and data quality to help physicians move beyond data capture and use information to improve patient care and practice efficiency to a desired level of EMR maturity

EPEP is based on OntarioMD's EMR Maturity Model, an evidence-based framework for measuring, understanding and enhancing EMR use. The program provides hands-on support from Practice Advisors, who are expert EMR users, to create an enhancement plan, enriched with quality improvement methodology, that reflects unique practice priorities, leading to improved workflow, efficiency and patient care.

To get started with EPEP, physicians are encouraged to complete an EMR Progress Assessment (EPA). The EPA is a survey designed to help physicians identify their current EMR skill level and areas in which they would like to improve.


How can EPEP benefit physician practices?

Hundreds of physicians have participated in EPEP, improving their EMR use and gaining benefits like:

  • More efficient EMR use and workflow
  • Optimizing existing EMR functions and accessing additional ones
  • Timely access to information at the point of care
  • Improved clinical decision support
  • Identification of data quality and standardization issues

Real results can be measured and tracked through an EMR Progress Assessment.

What is an EMR Progress Assessment?

An EMR Progress Assessment (EPA) is a survey designed to help physicians identify their current EMR skill level and areas in which they would like to improve. It asks questions spanning three key functional areas of EMR use:

  • Practice Management
  • Information Management
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Support

An EPA is often the first step for EPEP and can help uncover hidden gaps and opportunities for improvement.

How do I get started with EPEP?

Getting started with EPEP is easy. Contact OntarioMD at epep@ontariomd.com or 1-866-339-1233.

At your convenience, an OntarioMD Practice Advisor will meet with you to discuss the practice priorities that are important to you. You will be guided through an EMR Progress Assessment and you and the Practice Advisor will then create a customized plan to guide you in reaching your goals.