First Look: OntarioMD Enters into New Partnership with the Ontario Telemedicine Network

OntarioMD announce ahead of the weekend that it has entered into a new partnership agreement with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to streamline the delivery of digital health services that provide clinical value to Ontario physician practices and enhance care for their patients.

“Our organizations are building on our successful, award-winning collaboration to engage more family physicians and specialists in the use of digital health services,” said Sarah Hutchison, CEO of OntarioMD. “Using valuable provincial digital health programs such as eConsult, Ontario clinicians are reducing wait times for specialist advice for their patients.”

Response to a clinical request is on average two days, resulting in patients receiving the care they need quickly and reducing the anxiety often caused by long wait times.

“One of the challenges we have in Ontario is linking provincial resources to physician office EMRs,” said Dr. Ed Brown, CEO of OTN. “Our work with OntarioMD will integrate virtual care solutions with provider EMRs and make it easier for them to engage in powerful virtual care applications.”

OntarioMD will support the deployment of an array of OTN’s integrated virtual care tools, such as eConsult and eVisit Primary Care (a pilot connecting patients with their GPs via secure messaging, audio and video) and will provide support to many of OTN’s member physicians using these services. Specifically, OTN will collaborate with OntarioMD on the integration of its eConsult platform with OntarioMD-certified electronic medical records (EMRs) and will leverage OntarioMD’s Health Report Manager (HRM) to deliver patient documentation to EMRs.

“OntarioMD is working with OTN and other provincial delivery partners to streamline digital health delivery by combining privacy, legal agreements, compensation administration, reporting, onboarding and training so that physician practices are more efficient and physicians can focus on patients,” stated Hutchison.

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