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Digital Health Week 2019 is around the corner!

Digital Health Week (November 11-17, 2019) is an annual celebration and recognition of how digital health tools are transforming the delivery of care across Canada.

In honour of this week, we’d like to invite you to two webinars we will be hosting:

There will also be lots of activity on our website and on twitter (#ThinkDigitalHealth) throughout the week! Be sure to follow along as we highlight the many benefits of our digital health toolbox.

 

 

 

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Waterloo Wellington eConsult BASE Groups coming soon!

 

On Nov. 1st, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) will be providing an upgrade to the eConsult platform that will allow clinicians to access their local specialty groups more efficiently.  We are pleased to let you know that new Waterloo Wellington Regional Groups will now be available!

 

In order to use this functionality, you will be prompted to set your priority groups. This is a one-time setting. Selecting this priority feature will ensure that all eConsults will go to local specialists followed by your next priority selection.

 

For example:

The system will attempt to send your question to the first selected group. If no specialists exist in that group, it will look for the next group on the list, and so on, until it defaults to the Provincial group.

 

 

 

 

Watch for more information from the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence regarding this exciting new upgrade coming soon!

 

 

For more information, please email Wendy Lang or Andrea Mathieu.

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SCA Waterloo Wellington eReferral Destinations: October 2019

 

 

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cSWO October 2019 update

 

 

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eConsult spotlight: Rheumatology and Osteoporosis

eConsult is a secure email messaging system that uses the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to connect primary care providers with specialists, giving them timely access to experience-based specialist knowledge. The team here at the eHealth Centre of Excellence is providing support to both primary care providers and specialists looking to adopt eConsult into their practice workflow.

 

Through eConsult, primary care providers can reach out to specialists such as Dr. Catherine Alderdice (pictured below), who specializes in Rheumatology and Osteoporosis.

 

Dr. Alderdice completed Medical School at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1976 and went on to do her Family Practice Residency in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She then did her Rheumatology fellowship at University of Toronto and was Associate Professor at Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Head of Rheumatic Disease Unit from 1982-2003.

 

Dr. Alderdice made the move to Guelph ON in 2003, where she opened a private practice in Rheumatology and Osteoporosis. She counts herself lucky for being one of the few clinicians allowed to report BMDs, outside of Radiologists.

 

Dr. Alderdice is excited to be joining the eConsult service providing her expertise in Rheumatology and Osteoporosis.

 

 

 

Are you a family doctor or specialist interested in using eConsult in your practice? Connect with us today to get started!

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eConsult spotlight: Pediatric Respirology

eConsult is a secure email messaging system that uses the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to connect primary care providers with specialists, giving them timely access to experience-based specialist knowledge. The team here at the eHealth Centre of Excellence is providing support to both primary care providers and specialists looking to adopt eConsult into their practice workflow.

 

Through eConsult, primary care providers can reach out to specialists such as Dr. Brian Lyttle, who specializes in Pediatric Respirology.

 

Dr. Brian Lyttle photo

Dr. Lyttle completed his Medical Degree at the University of Western Ontario and subsequently has been Board Certified in: Family Practice (University of Calgary), Pediatrics (UWO and Dallas Children’s Hospital), Pediatric Pulmonology (Harvard School of Public Health and The Boston’s Children’s Hospital).

 

Dr. Lyttle’s primary clinic is located in London ON, where more than 5000 children and young adults are followed regularly for their asthma, some for as long as 25 years. He also is active in the the London Pediatric Sleep Clinic.

 

Dr. Lyttle has participated in over 50 clinical trials, largely in asthma and Cystic Fibrosis. The studies demonstrated the efficacy and defined the ‘side effects’ for inhaled steroids, montelukast and combination products. He is currently involved in studies with newer biologic asthma medications.

 

Dr. Lyttle is excited to join the eConsult service providing expertise in Pediatric Respirology for our area and beyond.

 

Are you a family doctor or specialist interested in using eConsult in your practice? Connect with us today to get started!

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eHealth Centre of Excellence Participates in AFHTO 2019

The eHealth Centre of Excellence was delighted to be invited to participate in two presentations at this year’s AFHTO (Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario) conference.

 

The first presentation, “What the Fax? Improving Patient Care With Ocean eReferral” was led by the System Coordinated Access (SCA) Program Delivery Teams. The teams demonstrated the value of the Ocean eReferral tool, which functions from within a primary care provider’s EMR, or internet browser, to make the referral process more seamless and efficient for providers and patients. Since going live in August 2017, over 65,000 eReferrals have been processed and Ocean eReferral has since expanded to additional regions across Ontario.

 

For our next presentation, “The Digital Health Toolbox: Enabling High-Performance Teams In The Delivery Of Integrated, Patient-Centred Care,” members from the eHealth Centre of Excellence gave an overview of the entire suite of digital health tools that we support – Virtual Visits, eConsult, Tablets, EMR forms and tools, eReferral and Electronic Health Record (EHR) tools – all of which are available for use today, with adoption support offered by our team of experts. These tools can be available to Ontario Health Teams.

 

This session, which was attended by approximately 150 healthcare professionals, CEOs, Executive Directors and staff, highlighted how these tools can be used together to support integrated care for patients across a spectrum of needs. 

 

We ended the talk with a call to action:

 

How can your team leverage the tools presented to support the care they provide to their patients? Connect with us to support your journey as you transition into Ontario Health Teams! 

 


 

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cSWO September 2019 update

 

 

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SCA Newsletter for August and September 2019

 

 

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SCA Waterloo Wellington eReferral Destinations: September 2019

 

 

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