eHealth Centre of Excellence

Digital Health Supports for COVID-19

 

Our team at the eHealth Centre of Excellence is committed to supporting healthcare clinicians, organizations, and Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) in their battle against COVID-19 through the provision of digital health tools. The following tools are available now and can be used to safely and effectively screen patients and facilitate monitoring and treatment of this disease, as well as support primary care clinicians with the vaccination roll-out

 

Please note that many of these tools have been developed by others and are provided “as is” – additionally, some of these tools may not be relevant to your area of the province.

 


 

 

 

eReferral

A COVID-19 AEFI is an Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) report specifically related to one of the COVID-19 vaccinations. Clinicians can now report any COVID-19 AEFIs electronically, through the eReferral platform, similar to existing eReferrals. Click here to learn more!

 

 

 

 

 

Automated Solutions

We are now pleased to offer a new bot process to support primary care clinicians to seamlessly and efficiently document their patients’ COVID-19 vaccinations within their electronic medical records (EMRs).

 

We’re here to support you during this challenging time and are offering this virtual assistant at no cost to you or your clinic. Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Supports resource page for more information!

 

 

 

 

 

EMR support

Now Available: We now offer a new Vaccine Eligibility EMR Search (for TELUS) to assist primary care with the identification and prioritization of patients who may be eligibile for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It can be downloaded directly from our community portal.  This  search will be updated regularly as new eligibility requirements are released by the province. Note: The Vaccine Eligibility EMR Search will also be available for OSCAR and Accuro EMRs soon. Please check back regularly and follow updates through our community portal.

 

Find more information on our COVID-19 Vacccination Supports webpage!

 

 

We also continue to offer COVID-19 Screening Tools for EMRs:

 

Screening tool for TELUS PS Suite: Download here

Screening tool for TELUS PS Suite (with toolbar): Download here

 

Developed in collaboration with 

City of Lakes FHT  *Updated September 2020

Screening tool for OSCAR: Download here

 

 

 

Form has been published to

Accuro’s database:

search for "Coronavirus COVID-19

Screening June112020"

 

 

We are happy to provide additional support with the installation and integration of these screening measures into your clinical workflow. Please contact our EMR team for further assistance.

 

* Detailed instructions on how to import and install custom forms for TELUS and for OSCAR

* Detailed instructions on how to import and export reminders for TELUS

* Detailed instructions on how to download a published form in Accuro

 

 

Virtual care

Virtual care can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by keeping people home and out of waiting rooms, while also enabling clinicians to screen symptoms remotely and offer medical advice with no risk of exposure. When patients don’t need to be seen for an in-person appointment, virtual care supports convenient, quick, accessible, and equitable care.

 

Our team can assist you with the adoption of virtual care into your workflow, so that you are using virtual care platforms optimally. If you require support and you are located in the Ontario Health West Region, please contact our virtual care team.

 

 

 

 

eConsult

The eConsult Centre of Excellence has created a COVID-19 BASE™ managed eConsult specialty group: this group enables physicians and nurse practitioners to ask clinical questions to infectious disease specialist electronically and receive a response within days

 

NEW: In response to the COVID-19 vaccination roll out, the Ontario eConsult Centre or Excellence in partnership with Public Health, OMA, OntarioMD, Ontario Health and the MOH have created a COVID-19 Allergy/Immunology BASE™ Managed Specialty Group. More information is available on our COVID vaccinations resource page.

 

Connect with our eServices team if you require support!

 

 

 

 

Tablets

Clinics are able to provide patients with much-needed assessments and forms through online patient messaging. eForms can also be used for COVID-19 screening and assessment. Over 10,000 COVID-19 related forms completed between March - December 2020.

 

Interested in using Patient Forms? Get started here!

 

 


 

Other online resources & tools:

 

 

 

  • OntarioMD has created a virtual care support web page with the assistance of the Ontario Medical Association to make it easier for clinicians to implement digital health tools

 

 

  • Canadian Mental Health and Addictions Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) is supporting a mental health initiative related to COVID-19:
    • Here4Help is an online repository of useful tools and techniques to manage the stresses of dealing with COVID-19, with a section focused on supports for healthcare professionals on the frontlines.

 

Additional EMR resources:

 

 

 

We will continue to update this page as more resources are made available.


 

 

If you have questions about any of the digital health tools mentioned here, please know that we are here to support you.

 

Don’t hesitate to reach out at any time to [email protected].

.