Supporting Virtual Care with an EMR-Integrated Patient Engagement Tools
The shift to virtual care has brought with it new opportunities – and challenges – for patients and providers alike. Without in-person visits, something as simple as filling in a form or completing a screening tool can become a significant challenge. In this hands-on demo-style session, you’ll hear how clinics are supplementing virtual visit tools with EMR-integrated patient engagement tools to successfully make the transition to an increasingly virtual care-based world. From automated symptom screening, virtual check-ins, and secure attachment sharing to booking virtual appointments online, this session will share multiple was that technology is helping providers to safely and securely connect with patients both in and out of the clinic.
Presented by Dr. Doug Kavanagh, Ocean by CognisantMD
Doug Kavanagh is a Toronto-based family physician who specializes in electronic medical records development and knowledge translation. He is the author and former chief architect of TELUS PS Suite, Canada’s leading electronic medical records system. Doug has also created many clinical decision support systems deployed across the country, including Ontario’s first ePrescribing network for the Georgian Bay Family Health Team.
Doug has over fifteen years’ experience working with physicians and allied health professionals to improve their healthcare IT in a variety of clinical settings. He graduated at the top of his software engineering class at the University of Waterloo in 2006, received his medical doctorate from the University of Toronto in 2011 and now works as a community family physician and clinical instructor within the North York Family Health Team.