Helping patients manage pain is complex. To help navigate this challenging landscape and support health care providers across the health system, Health Quality Ontario and organizations across the province offer a coordinated program of supports to help family doctors, nurse practitioners and other primary care clinicians manage their patients’ pain, including the appropriate use of opioids.
The following provides a one-stop summary of available pain management supports.
Outline what quality care looks like based on the best evidence for people with acute or chronic pain and for people with opioid use disorder.
Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain
Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Opioid Use Disorder (Opioid Addiction)
For more information, contact QualityStandards@hqontario.ca
A campaign that encourages thoughtful conversation between clinicians and patients to reduce harms associated with opioid prescribing.
For more information, contact Info@choosingwiselycanada.org
MyPractice: Primary Care
A confidential report that lets you see your own opioid prescribing patterns compared with the provincial average, along with suggested tools to make improvements.
For more information, contact PracticeReport@hqontario.ca
Standardized queries to help you build an opioid use registry in your practice. Available for Telus PS Suite, Accuro and OSCAR.
For more information, contact Greg.Mitchell@afhto.ca
A digital tool to help you optimize the use of your EMR and understand current patterns of care.
For more information, contact EmrDashboard@ontariomd.com
EMR Peer Leader Program
A network of over 50 physicians, nurses and clinic managers across the province who are expert users of OntarioMD-certified EMRs available to help you understand current patterns of care.
For more information, contact Peer.Leader.Program@ontariomd.com
EMR Practice Enhancement Program
A provincial change management service designed to help physicians enhance their EMR skills and efficiency to improve clinical and practice outcomes.
For more information, contact Epep@ontariomd.com
Digital Health Drug Repository
Can provide access to your patients’ clinically relevant drug and pharmacy service information to assist with your pain medication review process.
For more information, contact Connecting.Ontario@ehealthontario.on.ca
On the Road Sessions
Accredited sessions to educate practice staff on how EMRs can provide additional, immediate clinical value.
For more information, contact Omd.Events@ontariomd.com
Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship Sessions
Weekly CME-accredited videoconferencing sessions connecting you with an inter-professional pain specialist team.
For more information, contact Echo.Ontario@uhn.ca
Continuing Professional Development Modules
Free online modules designed for primary care physicians and nurse practitioners on topics such as safer opioid prescribing, management of opioid use disorder and practical tools for managing chronic pain, including non-pharmacologic approaches.
Coming May 2018
Academic Detailing for Family Physicians
One-on-one educational outreach visits tailored to your needs and access to clinical tools and supports focused on supporting care for patients living with chronic non-cancer pain and currently on opioid therapy.
For more information, contact Lindsay.Bevan@effectivepractice.org
Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain for Family Physicians
Mentoring support that connects you with experts in chronic pain and addictions to help you manage your patients’ chronic pain, addictions and the challenges around opioid prescribing.
For more information, contact Ocfpmentoring@ocfp.on.ca
De-implementation of High-Risk Opioid Prescribing and Use Program
Pilot Coming Soon
Prescribing Drugs Policy for Physicians
For more information, contact Cpso@cpso.on.ca
Opioid Strategy for Pharmacy
For more information, contact Pharmacypractice@ocpinfo.com
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