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The EMR: Every Step Conference is for physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and administrative staff. 

This conference will be accredited for CME pending approval from the Ontario College of Family Physicians. 

 Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information            Additional Exhibitor Registration


Thursday, September 26, 2019 

Register Early-Bird by calling 1-866-744-8668 or


Early Bird Registration expires on Tuesday, August 6 at 5:00pm.


Toronto Congress Centre, North Building
650 Dixon Road
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 1J1



AGENDA


Conference Streams:

  • Stream 1: Insights for Clinical Enhancements
  • Stream 2: Care in EMR Management 
  • Stream 3: Transformation and Innovation 
  • Stream 4: Integration with Digital Health for Ontario Health Teams

7:30am – 8:30am – Registration Opens, Vendor Showcase and Breakfast


7:30am – 3:30pm – Digital Health Vendor Showcase


8:00am - 4:00pm

Introducing the Digital Café: The Digital Café is a new feature where you can grab an espresso and check out some of OntarioMD’s latest technology features including the Privacy and Security Training Module, EMR Dashboard, meet with a Practice Advisor and take the EMR Progress Assessment and much more!

8:00am – 12:00pm

Looking for advice on enhancing your EMR use? Meet one on one with an OntarioMD Physician, Clinic Manager or Nurse Peer Leader (30 and 60 minute appointments. Limited Spots Available).

Keynotes


8:15am – 9:15am

Getting Ready for Ontario Health Teams: Integrating Care Leveraging Digital Health

Panelists: To be announced at a later date

3:20pm – 4:00pm


Stream 1: Insights for Clinical Enhancements


9:30am – 10:00am

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

10:00am – 10:30am

In this session you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about auto-categorizing HRM reports!

Presented by Mr. Stephen Beckwith, OntarioMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader

11:00am – 11:30am

An entertaining and interactive discussion on how to improve your practice management using your EMR. Participants will learn how to use the features that may be available on their system as well as explore some of the add on products on the market today.

Presented by an OntarioMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader

11:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the possibilities of clinical innovation with your EMR.
  2. Understanding EMR compatible functionality offered by third party applications (TPA).
  3. Understanding how EMR-TPA partnerships can help achieve the "quadruple aim".

Presented by Dr. Francis Nwakire, Ms. Lsimi Kallan & Ms. Noureen Allauddin, Think Research Corporation

Read Abstract

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. To learn from experienced user specific pitfalls in EMR use.
  2. Analyze backup plans and probable insufficiency based on real world experience.
  3. Examine data structures and the garbage in - garbage out pitfall.

Presented by Dr. Rick Senior, Near North Medical Centre

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Stream 2: Care in EMR Management 


9:30am – 10:00am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learners will be able to Identify risk factors for lung cancer, and to document these in the EMR.
  2. Learners will be able to identify patients in their practice eligible for high risk lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation programs.
  3. Learners will know how to implement early access to palliative care for patients with lung cancer and to use EMR tools for comprehensive palliative care.

Presented by Dr. Lee Donohue, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader 

Read Abstract

10:00am – 10:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Principles in customization of an EMR for cardiology into a stand-alone solution for cardiac diagnostics reporting and data-integration.
  2. Integration of evidence based Medical Algorithms into the EMR to optimize patient care.
  3. Learn how further development at our centre will integrate the EMR with artificial intelligence.

Presented by Dr. Maheswaran Srivamadevan, Oak Ridges Heart Clinic

Read Abstract

11:00am – 11:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introducing basic strategies to improve accuracy and quality of EMR data.
  2. Collaborating with and encouraging physicians to clean their own data and keep it up to date.
  3. Exploring the feasibility and sustainability of spreading a data-driven initiative at a large, academic multi-site primary care organization.

Presented by Ms. Briar DeFinney and Mrs. Suja Arackal, North York Family Health Team

Read Abstract

11:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how EMR-integration can be used to overcome barriers between best practice recommendations and frontline clinical medicine.
  2. Explain the development of the START-IT Tool and HARMS Program as real-world examples of clinical practice innovations that leverage technology while minimizing resource utilization.
  3. Apply the START-IT Tool in any clinical setting to facilitate urine drug testing.

Presented by Dr. Ryan Patchett-Marble, Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Read Abstract

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Team: Recognize key assets in choosing members for a Quality Improvement project team.
  2. Tools: Utilize the tools in your EMR toolbox to maximize practice efficiency and quality of care in chronic disease management.
  3. Buy-in: Gain buy-in by adapting existing tools to meet clinician needs.

Presented by Ms. Melissa Wynte, Mrs. Andrea Payne & Mrs. Leigh Caplan, Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team

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Stream 3: Transformation and Innovation


9:30am – 10:00am

Hear how a physician has successfully transitioned his practice from one EMR system to another. Best practices for planning the migration of your data will be shared.

Presented by Dr. Stephen McLaren, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

10:00am – 10:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. The well known and newly discovered benefits of Virtual Visits.
  2. The challenges and techniques of implementing Virtual Visits in a multi-provider group.
  3. The effects of Virtual Care on patient and provider satisfaction rates as well as emergency room and urgent care usage.

Presented by Dr. Anil Maheshwari, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

Read Abstract

11:00am – 11:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Practice management.
  2. Ontario Health Team Process Automation.
  3. Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Implementation.

Presented by Dr. Vikrum Malhotra and Dr. Arjun Malhotra, Rp-automation Inc.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Practice management
  2. Ontario Health Team Process Automation
  3. Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Implementation

Presented by Dr. Vikrum Malhotra and Dr. Arjun Malhotra, Rp-automation Inc.

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11:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand that clinical feedback has been used to make enhancements.
  2. Understand the types and benefits of additional patient data that will be made available.
  3. Understand how enhancements will streamline clinical workflow and improve the overarching user experience.

Presented by Doug Watt, Senior Vice President, Customer & Partner Service Planning & Development, eHealth Ontario

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12:00pm – 12:40pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. What apps to recommend to patients and what to be careful of.
  2. What apps are useful to use in practice.
  3. Share apps that other doctors will find useful.

Presented by Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

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1:30pm – 2:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how leveraging resources can improve referral quality and patient safety.
  2. Learn timesaving methods to collaborate and disseminate ‘forms’ across various primary care settings.
  3. Learn how ‘form reform’ can improve workflows within primary care.

Presented by Dr. Paul Gill and Ms. Rachel LaBonte, Partnering for Quality Program

Read Abstract

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. How virtual care can improve access to care.
  2. How virtual care can increase efficiency and reduce overhead.
  3. Use case for the implementation of virtual care at scale.

Presented by Mr. Nicholas Chepesiuk, Chief Executive Officer and Mrs. Alexandra Latter, OnCal Health

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Stream 4: Integration with Digital Health for Ontario Health Teams


10:00am – 10:30am

Learning Objectives:

  1. Information on the recently launched OntarioMD Insights4Care Program, providing clinicians with the tools and services for actionable population health management.
  2. Hear about clinicians' experience utilizing the i4C Dashboard to gain greater population insights and to make practice improvements.
  3. Learn the important role of hands-on clinician support by OntarioMD's advisors in realizing the i4C Dashboard’s full value to patient care.

Presented by OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader and Simon Ling, Program Director, Insights4Care

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch


1:30pm – 3:20pm

Learn tips and tricks from your EMR vendor and OntarioMD Peer Leaders in these workshops (A Workshop will take place if a minimum of five people are registered for that specific workshop).

All OntarioMD Certified EMR Offerings participating in the conference or OntarioMD Peer Leaders who use the software will host the Roundtable Workshop.



Register Early Bird for Toronto 

Early Bird Registration expires on Tuesday, August 6 at 5:00pm.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that as your registration goes towards the count for Food & Beverage that cancellations received on or before August 1 will be refunded 100% of the conference fee. No refunds will be provided after August 1, 2019. 

Registrations are fully transferable. To change the name on a registration or cancel, please email omd.events@ontariomd.com or 
call 1-866-744-8668.