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OMD Educates

OntarioMD's accredited online learning

OMD is pleased to bring you our CME accredited - OMD Educates: Digital Health and Virtual Care Curriculum. These sessions will be conducted by OntarioMD Peer Leaders and experts with a focus on education and clinical enhancements using digital health and virtual care tools.
Digital Health Awards Winner - Fall 2021  

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits.

Physicians must complete the evaluation to receive their CME certificate. At the end of the curriculum participants should have a better understanding and knowledge of digital health and virtual care tools and how to best implement to benefit their practice and patient care.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the SOGC. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated) for each 60 minute webinar and 1.5 hours for each 90 minute webinar.

Upcoming Webinars

Privacy & Security Webinar

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Wednesday, February 22, 2023


OMD's General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer will provide an overview of up-to-date privacy and cybersecurity best practices, with an emphasis on digital health and virtual care. There will be plenty of time for you to ask your privacy and cybersecurity questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

Presented by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OMD

Please continue to visit OntarioMD.ca for information on future webinars and events.


How to view webinars:

  1. Click on the Teams Meeting link above, it will prompt you to open the live event. If you have Microsoft Teams installed on your computer already, follow the prompt to Open Microsoft Teams. If you do not have Microsoft Teams installed…. 

  2. Please click ‘Watch on the web instead’ 

  3. Click on ‘Join anonymously’ 

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Past Webinar Recordings

Year in Review: New Developments in Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Virtual Care

12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Virtual care is now an established part of clinical practice. Throughout 2022, regulatory authorities have introduced new guidance for virtual care and the digital health tools that enable it. Among other things, Canada’s Privacy Commissioners issued a statement encouraging clinicians to wind downown the use of fax and other unsecured, analogue technologies in favour of more secure alternatives. The CPSO has also introduced a new Virtual Care Policy.  In addition, a new Physician Services Agreement was reached, which includes standardized billing codes for virtual care and mandates the use of “Verified Virtual Visit Solutions”. In this session, OntarioMD’s General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer will provide an overview of these developments and will provide practical recommendations for the delivery of virtual care.
Presented by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OMD
Watch the recording

How to Use Your EMR Better - Specialists Hacks

5:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

In this session, three OMD specialists physician Peer Leaders described a day in the life using their Accuro, PS Suite and OSCAR EMR - joined by OMD Practice Advisors. Topics include:
Customize your EMR - Specialists need to be able to customize their EMR
Illustrate the struggles with the EMR unique to specialists and solutions that can be enacted
Streamline your EMR to fit into your workflow and use it to its full capacity. (Your EMR is more than a "digital" paper chart)
Presented by Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, Dr. Mahesan Srivamadevan, Dr. Laila Bishara, OMD Specialist Physician Peer Leaders
> Webinar Recordings
Specialists Hacks - Accuro
Specialists Hacks - OSCAR EMR
Specialists Hacks - PS Suite (TELUS Health)

Online Appointment Booking (OAB)

12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

Wednesday, October 26, 2022


In this session, participants will learn about:

  • Going over a checklist and approach to looking at your different online booking options

  • Does it integrate with your EMR? Integration and costs associated with the tool

  • Physician engagement and hesitancy - OAB what's in it for me, what's not in it for me          

  • How to incorporate it into workflow and block fees for online booking

  • How OntarioMD can help 

  • How to use in the clinic 

This session is presented by OMD Physician Peer Leader Dr. Stephen McLaren, and hosted in partnership with the OMA.


Watch the Recording

Resources

Hiring a Scribe Could Change the Way You Practice

5:30pm – 6:30pm EST

Wednesday, June 22, 2022


For Specialists and Primary Care Clinicians

In this session, participants will learn about:

  1. The value of hiring a scribe in the office to offload administrative burden and help with physician burnout from a specialist point of view.  

  2. Give real-world practice examples on how to accomplish this with "tips and pearls" in-person and virtually.

  3. Brief overview of AI and what it is and discuss what is available currently in the market and where it is going in the future. 

Presented by Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, OMD Specialist Physician Peer Leader and Dr. Noah Crampton, OMD Physician Peer Leader

Watch the Recording


A Taste of QI for your CPSO Project: Increasing Physician Wellness and Making your Life Better

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Wednesday, June 15, 2022


In this session, participants will learn about:

  1. What Quality improvement (QI) means and how to identify achievable QI goals 

  2. Examples of QI initiatives that can be used to improve physician resilience and office efficiency, including practical tips in breakout rooms 

  3. How using QI to can make your work-life balance better and make you excited about its possibilities

> Webinar Recordings (Breakout Rooms)

Privacy and Security

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Thursday, May 26, 2022


In this second session of OntarioMD’s annual Privacy Training Program (2022), our General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer will provide an overview of five fundamental practices that can be implemented by clinicians to improve their Cybersecurity posture. This topic was selected by popular demand and will include straightforward examples and instructions on how to adopt each of these practices. There will be plenty of time for you to ask further privacy and cybersecurity questions at the conclusion of the presentation. 

Presented by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OMD

Watch the Recording


Demystifying Coding

12:00pm – 1:30pm EST

Monday, May 2, 2022


In this session you will learn how to advance and streamline coding processes in your EMR for better data quality, enhance billing, and practice efficiency.

The session will include breakout rooms for Accuro EMR, PS Suite EMR and OSCAR McMaster (OSCAR Pro) users where more practical tips will be provided by OMD Peer Leaders

Presented by Dr. Daniel Pepe, OMD Physician Peer Leader

Webinar recordings:


Privacy and Security

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Thursday, March 31, 2022


OMD's General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer will provide an overview of up-to-date privacy and cybersecurity best practices, with an emphasis on digital health and virtual care. This session will include advice from the Canadian Communications Security Establishment in response to cyberthreats arising from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The presentation will also summarize key updates from the new Physician Services Agreement. There will be plenty of time for you to ask your privacy and cybersecurity questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

Presented by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OMD

Watch the Recording

Targeting Patient Populations in Primary Care: A Practical Approach

12:00pm – 1:30pm EST

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Learning Objectives: 

  • The importance of identifying a specific patient population and how it relates to your practice (Examples: Chronic Disease, Smoking, Diabetes Management, Mental Health, COVID-19 Vaccination Status, etc.).

  • Which digital tools and external reports are available to aid in identifying a specific population (Examples: MyPractice Reports, SARS, Insights4Care (i4C) Dashboard, Searches, EMR specific tools, etc.).

  • Practical tips on how to find and use these tools in Accuro® EMR, PS Suite EMR and OSCAR McMaster (OSCAR PRO).

This session will include a panel discussion and Q&A followed by virtual breakout room workshops for Accuro EMR, PS Suite EMR and OSCAR McMaster (OSCAR PRO) users that will give you a better understanding of the tools and how to integrate them into clinic workflow

Presented by Dr. Anil Maheshwari, Dr. Lee Donohue, and Dr. Vineet Nair, OMD Physician Peer Leaders with support from OMD Practice Enhancement Consultants.

Watch the Recording

Breakout Rooms (1:00pm – 1:30pm)

Accuro (QHR Technologies Breakout Room – Dr. Vineet Nair

OSCAR PRO (WELL EMR Group) – Dr. Anil Maheshwari

PS Suite (Telus Health) Breakout Room – Dr. Lee Donohue


Patient Digital Tools for your EMR: A clinic's journey to choose and optimize patient communication tools

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
November 17, 2021


In this session participants will learn about:

  • An approach to transitioning from using phone only to patient communication tools (website, email, virtual care platforms, patient portal, asynchronous messaging)

  • A "higher view" framework/approach to evaluate your clinic needs and which tools are the most suitable

  • Moderated discussion with insights from a clinic established at using these tools

Presented by Dr. Loredana Di Santo, OMD Physician Peer Leader and Roger Mandjlekian, OMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader

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OMD Educates: Drinking from the Firehose: How to manage the flood of information and maintain practice efficiency

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
October 20, 2021

In this session participants will learn about:

  • Smooth operations in the office when multiple reports arrive via HRM

  • Flagging abnormal results

  • Reminders and searches

  • Audits of the practice: Outstanding tests, abnormals

  • Checks and balances, avoiding the Swiss Cheese effect 

Presented by Dr. Mario Elia, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

Watch the Recording