eHealth Centre of Excellence

eCE Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Supports (2014-2022)




Please note that as the eHealth Centre of Excellence has transitioned to supporting Evidence2Practice Ontario to develop a suite of provincially standardized EMR tools, we will no longer be actively updating the following tools. However, they are still available for use and can be downloaded directly from our community portal, at no cost to you. 


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Chronic Heart Failure tool

*New version available in Fall 2022 through Evidence2Practice Ontario*


Built in a SOAP note format, our Heart Failure Visit tool uses NYHA classification to help determine which plan is most appropriate for your patient and includes triple therapy medication options and recommendations.


Endorsed by the Regional Cardiac Council and Cardiac Care Network


  Depression and Anxiety custom form

*New Evidence2Practice Ontario version will be available in 2023*


Our Depression and Anxiety custom form supports clinicians in the screening and management of mental health. The form allows clinicians to gather, document and reference mental health metrics more efficiently at the point of care. This tool is compatible with the OCEAN platform for those clinics that utilize tablets.


Adapted from guidelines such as the HQO Quality Standards for Major Depression (2016), the Centre for Effective Practice – Keeping Your Patient Safe, Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder and also incorporates clinical expertise of clinicians who specialize in mental health



Diabetes toolbar

*New Evidence2Practice Ontario version will be available in 2023*


The Diabetes Manager has been designed to enable clinicians to better manage patients with diabetes. Clinicians have quick reference and access to their diabetic population information with just a few quick clicks, and the toolbar highlights a Visit Form, Date of Last Visit and Date of most recent K030 and Q040 bills.


Incorporates the Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines 



  Post-COVID-19 Now available in TELUS PS Suite, the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) Falls Prevention tool is designed to support primary care clinicians and other interprofessional team members prevent and manage falls among people aged 65 and older living in the community. Our goal is to help standardize documentation and support primary care providers in integrating falls prevention into practice.  
Preventative care toolbar

The Preventative Care toolbar has been designed to help identify and flag patients who are due for preventative care screening. Indicators on preventative screening will be visually flagged by colours, and the screenings include paps, mammograms, FOBTs, colonoscopies, and BMDs. All functionality can be combined with an already existing toolbar.


Developed by East Wellington Family Health Team



  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease tool

Our Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) custom form enables clinicians to better manage patients with COPD. It uses spirometry, dyspnea scale, and subjective and objective information to develop a custom medication plan.


Based on the Canadian Thoracic Society’s best practice guidelines

Chronic Kidney Disease custom form

Our Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) custom form identifies potential risk factors and guides clinicians through the process of identifying, diagnosing and managing patients with CKD.


Created in consultation with the Ontario Renal Network (ORN)


  Opioid toolbar

The Opioid Management toolbar supports clinicians to conduct a complete assessment and provide a tailored management plan that incorporates the patient’s goals while adhering to current best practices in providing improved pain and opioid management overall. 


Based on the National Pain Centre’s 2017 Guidelines for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain



Osteoporosis custom form

Our Osteoporosis custom form supports clinicians with early identification and management, enabling them to assess a patient’s risk for fracture using current guidelines, as well as the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX).


Clinical content adapted from 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada and the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Frail Elderly



  Palliative tool

The Palliative toolkit has been adapted from the Gold Standards Framework and assists clinicians in the earlier identification of patients nearing the end of life who could benefit from a palliative approach to care. Key features include a Surprise Question prompt, decision support in assessing palliative needs, patient goal planning, access to information about community supports, and more.


Endorsed by the Waterloo Wellington Integrated Hospice Palliative Care Regional Program, Early Identification & Prognostic Indicator Guide



Low Back Pain tool

The goal of the C.O.R.E Low Back Pain tool is support clinicians with targeted assessment and management, and includes integrating the identification of mechanical patterns for low back pain into patient history questions, revised psychosocial yellow flags section, which includes questions and hints for providers to help identify patients who are at higher risk for developing chronicity, and more.


Clinical content has been adapted from guidelines such as  the Centre for Effective Practice – Clinically Organize Relevant Exam (C.O.R.E) Back Tool, and aligns with the HQO Quality Standards for Low Back Pain



  Hypertension Management

The Hypertension Management tool provides the opportunity to document and analyze historical value ranges for past vitals and lab work, review various lifestyle risk factors and promote self-management. Printable handouts are integrated to provide patient education, patient/provider discussion starters, and self-management support for health behaviour change.



Developed in collaboration with CorHealth Ontario in accordance with current Hypertension Canada clinical best practice guidelines

Chronic Disease Manager

The Chronic Disease Manager decision support tool supports detection, management and treatment of diabetes and hypertension among patients in primary care.


The tool addresses the incidence of comorbidity and the goal is to reduce redundancies by having one central tool to document and manage multiple chronic conditions. Currently, the tool addresses Diabetes and Hypertension, with the eventual goal to include additional conditions. 



 Based on the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour (C-CHANGE)






To learn more about the benefits of tools either developed or supported by the eCE, please take a look at our case studies.