OAC-OntarioMD Collaboration Results in New Provincial Cardiology EMR Specification
Improving EMR products used by Ontario cardiologists and their staff was the guiding principle behind two years of collaborative work involving the OAC and OntarioMD. Those efforts resulted in the release of a new provincial Cardiology EMR specification in November 2017.
“We are very pleased with the end result of this collaboration with the OAC. The EMR Cardiology 1.0 Draft for Use…is a solution that will not only lead to enhanced care for cardiac patients in Ontario, but can serve as a model for other specialties and jurisdictions.” – Sarah Hutchison, CEO OntarioMD
EMR Cardiology 1.0–Draft for Use comprises a set of functional requirements that are fundamental to the clinical practices of Ontario’s cardiologists. Through its publication, EMR vendors are now better informed of the digital health care needs of cardiologists and better positioned to develop EMR solutions that enhance cardiac patient care and clinical practice efficiency. The specification can be found on OntarioMD’s website.
OAC members should ask their EMR vendor to review and consider options for building the specification’s features into the product they are using.