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Ontario primary care settings are at various stages of adoption and utilization of electronic medical records (EMRs). Some practices are still contemplating moving away from paper charting while others are beginning to embrace technology. There are practices that are getting very comfortable using EMRs. Some are at the point where they are using EMR data for care planning, health program planning and quality improvement.

The OntarioMD/RNAO Collaborative Peer Leader Program, funded by Canada Health Infoway, is here to support community-based primary care providers and their support staff, every step of the way, as they transition from paper to electronic medical records. Even those who are comfortable using their EMRs can benefit from meeting with a Peer Leader who can share tips for optimal use of electronic medical records. Peer Leaders are available by phone or in person. They can also set up group learning sessions or webinars. If you have identified specific learning needs, OntarioMD/RNAO Peer Leaders will be happy to customize the session to meet your needs. If you are not sure what you need to learn, that’s okay; our Peer Leaders will help you figure it out.

This is a free service. We have 30 Physician Peer Leaders, 12 Clinic Manager Peer Leaders and 10 Nurse Peer Leaders available across Ontario. So, if your office would like to try a one-on-one session with a Peer Leader or if you are looking for an interesting and informative presentation to add to your FHT staff meeting or AGM, we encourage you to contact Tanya Costa at: tcosta@rnao.ca

We look forward to supporting you through your EMR journey.

Learn more about RNAO/OntarioMD Peer Leader Program

Visit the OntarioMD website

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