Your Trusted Advisor for EMRs and Provincial Digital Health Tools
OntarioMD supports physician practices in the selection, implementation and adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) and other digital health tools. Over 17,000 physicians and more than 1,000 nurse practitioners are enrolled in our programs. We have a successful track record in developing and implementing provincial digital health tools that are integrated with EMRs based on physicians' needs. Our award-winning Health Report Manager (HRM) and eNotifications tools, and our work to deploy and integrate eConsult with certified EMRs, demonstrate the value of our digital health services to enhance patient care.
OntarioMD is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ontario Medical Association. It is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, not from OMA members' dues.
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During the course of a day, you make hundreds of clinical decisions that impact the health and wellness of your patients. At the same time, you're running a busy physician practice. OntarioMD understands that you need efficient clinical workflows, administrative efficiency, and to keep costs in check to continue to deliver the highest quality patient care.
EMRs that are provincially-certified by OntarioMD help your practice:
- Enhance patient care
- Improve patient safety
- Access the most current patient information securely
- Enhance practice efficiencies
- Reduce administration
Join thousands of physician practices just like yours who are benefitting from OntarioMD's digital health expertise. Contact us if you are thinking about getting an EMR, moving from one EMR to another, or would like to get access to any provincial digital health tool.
OntarioMD Peer Leaders and Practice Advisors understand the needs of busy practices and can meet with you for a consultation at your convenience. Consultations are part of OntarioMD's complimentary EMR Practice Enhancement Program (EPEP) that offers:
- Customized plans to achieve your digital health goals at your own pace
- Ongoing advice and tips to realize more value from your EMR
- Enrollment in multiple provincial digital health tools in one visit
- Training on how to use provincial digital health tools
We offer many other Mainpro+ accredited educational opportunities for you and your staff, including our online Privacy and Security Training Module, a mandatory prerequisite for access to provincial digital health tools, as well as our popular full-day EMR: Every Step Conferences and our On the Road with OntarioMD evening seminars.
Connect to the More Patient Information
EMRs are connecting to more sources of patient information in Ontario's digital health system. We are ready to serve you and your practice staff to connect to these digital health sources and show you how to use them.
Health Report Manager delivers medical record and diagnostic imaging reports electronically from hospitals and specialty clinics straight into your EMR. It has been recognized for its value to Canadian digital health by national health informatics leaders. It is the winner of the 2015 Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA) for Innovation in the Adoption of Health Informatics and the winner of the 2017 CHIA for Project Implementation Team of the Year. HRM's eNotifications feature also lets you know when your patient has been discharged from the Emergency Department or admitted or discharged from in-patient unit in near real-time so you can take action if needed.
Join thousands of physicians using HRM/eNotifications today to:
- Receive reports and eNotifications quickly and securely
- Save time by eliminating the handling of paper reports
- Follow up with patients faster after hospital visits, if required
OntarioMD continues to add sending facilities and report types to HRM (e.g., CAMH psychological reports, Ontario Telemedicine Network telehomecare reports).
OntarioMD can connect you to eHealth Ontario's OLIS and show you how to incorporate it into your workflow. OLIS gives your practice:
- Access to the latest lab results so you can make more informed clinical decisions for your patients
- The ability to perform patient queries
- The ability to coordinate care better between clinicians
- Better workflow and less paper lab results
Register to become a user of OntarioMD.ca to access the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Health Card Validation database.
- Validate the eligibility of a patient's health card against the ministry's databases in real-time; response time is within a few seconds
- Receive a response code which indicates the patient's health card number status and OHIP eligibility
Evolving EMRs and our next innovative products and services
OntarioMD assesses, monitors and manages EMR vendors and their products for compliance with the Ontario EMR Specifications - so you don't have to. Our comprehensive, trusted certification and vendor management program, the only one of its kind in Canada, ensures you will have better access to innovative, provincially-compatible electronic health information products and services - integrated right into your certified EMR!
Sign up for multiple digital health services at once for your convenience and to save you valuable time. OntarioMD can enrol you and your staff for a bundle of digital health services that includes ONE ID, ONE Mail, and the ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer on behalf of its partners, eHealth Ontario, the Toronto Central and Northern and Eastern Region LHINs, and the University Health Network. We can also enrol you in eConsult during the same visit on behalf of the Ontario Telemedicine Network and the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence.
Physicians are becoming better at using their EMRs and are interested in managing population health and making quality improvements for their patients. The EMR Quality Dashboard is our newest tool to help physicians see visual representations of high-value clinical indicators across their patient roster, at-a-glance and on one screen. The Dashboard is currently in its proof of concept phase with 500 physicians.
eConsult provides physicians and nurse practitioners with timely access to specialist advice and often eliminates the need to send patients for an in-person specialist visit. Through a private and secure web portal, requesting providers can send a specialist a clinical question about their patient and receive advice quickly and securely.