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The Promise of Virtual Care

Ontarians made nearly 900,000 virtual visits with health care professionals in 2018. And interest in virtual health care is growing every day – for eVisits, online consultations, email, and more.

We hear from clinicians and patients the many reasons to improve and support more access to virtual care. For example, expanding access could enhance the quality of care for many people, especially for those living in rural and remote communities. So, what does it take to make it happen?

At our February Quality Rounds webinar, we’ll hear from leaders in virtual care who’ll share their process to successfully offer virtual clinics. We’ll look at results from primary care and specialty clinics; and learn from a patient which changes made the most difference to them.

Moderation provided by Anna Greenberg, President, Ontario Health (Quality) 

Opening Remarks: 

  • Bill Hatanaka
    Board Chair, Ontario Health   

  • Matthew Anderson
    Incoming President and CEO, Ontario Health


  • Onil Bhattacharyya, MD, PhD
    Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research
    Women's College Hospital

  • Jan Gillis
    Patient Speaker

  • Ilana Halperin, MD MSc FRCPC
    Staff Physician and Assistant Professor
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the current state of virtual care and look ahead at the changing landscape in Ontario

  • Explore the latest evidence on keys to successful adoption of virtual care in primary care and specialty clinics

  • Learn about patient perspectives to inform planning and change initiatives

Canadian College of Health Leaders

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow) to 0.5 Category II credits for each Quality Rounds Ontario towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

This one credit per hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits.

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