One EMR to Rule Them All?
At the end of this debate, participants will have perspective for and against one EMR strategy by experts. They will gain more knowledge and insight on the pros and cons of having one EMR vs. multiple options.
- Matthew Leduc, Director, Integrations, OntarioMD
- Dr. Steven Wong, Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine Specialist
- Dr. Nav Persaud, Canada Research Chair in Health Justice, Staff Physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital
- Moderated by Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, Chief Medical Officer, OntarioMD
Matthew has been a Director at OntarioMD (OMD) since 2017. Through leadership roles in both the Products & Services and Integrations domains.
Matthew has led the establishment and widespread adoption of key provincial services such as HRM®, as well as critical integration programs to ensure clinicians have access to the right digital health tools through their EMRs to deliver the best possible health care.
Matthew has worked in health care for over 20 years – starting in a patient-facing position at a busy trauma centre – and in digital health for the past 16 years.
Dr. Steven Wong
Dr. Steven Wong is a General Internal Medicine specialist who practices at McMaster University. He has a Master of Health Informatics and works in the area of Clinical Informatics as the Associate CMIO at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He has a passion for the areas of provider efficiency and data quality as the foundation for quality of care, advanced analytics, automation, machine learning and improving the efficiency frontier in medicine.
Dr. Nav Persaud
Dr. Nav Persaud is the Canada Research Chair in Health Justice, Staff Physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Unity Health Toronto, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
His research focuses on health equity or fairness, especially as it related to medicine access (cleanmeds.ca). He also compares national essential medicines lists in collaboration with the World Health Organization (essentialmeds.org).
Dr. Chandi Chandrasena
Dr. Chandi Chandrasena is OntarioMD’s Chief Medical Officer, providing the clinical perspective and advice to inform current and future digital health products and services for physicians to add increasing value to patient care.
Before joining OntarioMD, Dr. Chandrasena was an OntarioMD physician peer leader for six years mentoring physicians and practice staff to incorporate technology effectively into their workflows. She has been a regular speaker at many national and provincial conferences providing practical tips and best practices on certified electronic medical records systems and integrated digital health tools, as well as medical mobile apps that clinician practices have found valuable for patient care. Dr. Chandrasena also works closely with the Continuing Medical Education Department at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Chandrasena has advised the Champlain Local Health Integration Network on local issues and providing clinician-facing solutions, and has had roles on several boards and executive committees and co-chaired committees on virtual care and digital technology. Dr. Chandrasena has held many leadership roles at the OMA, including the elected chair (2018-2020) for District 8.