Patient Privacy

Reading time: 2 minutes We discuss the importance of protecting personal health information and how the “need to know” principle comes into play. 

Guidance on Virtual Care

Reading time: 2 minutes Our Telemedicine policy is now under review and we need you to identify how we can provide the best guidance for the provision of Virtual Care.

Easier Way to Connect with the College

Reading time: 2 minutes In mid-September, we launched a Member Portal which allows physicians to more easily engage with the College online for a range of services.

Best Possible Chance, Best Possible Care

Reading time: 5 minutes We recognize the outstanding work that Dr. Nicole Laferriere, an oncologist from Thunder Bay, provides to her patients.

Medicine’s Power Couple

Reading time: 5 minutes We celebrate husband and wife team, Drs. Stephen and Stephanie Milone, family physicians from Orangeville, with a well-deserved Council Award.

A Need for Different Perspectives

Reading time: 3 minutes A diverse Council is crucial in allowing us to draw on different perspectives and enhance our effectiveness as a regulator, writes College President, Dr. Brenda Copps.

Addressing Systemic Issues

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore writes about physician burnout, systemic racism and other important issues in her letter to the membership.

September 2020 Council at a Glance

Reading time: < 1 minute We provide the highlights of the September Council meeting, including a vote to reduce the membership fee for physicians on parental leave.

The Power of Apology

Reading time: 4 minutes One bereaved mother explains how receiving an apology helped her family begin the process of healing.

Patient Safety — Interprofessional Collaboration

Reading time: 3 minutes Expert committees of the Chief Coroner’s office call for improved collaboration after reviewing the circumstances of two deaths.

COVID-19 Notifications

Reading time: 2 minutes OntarioMD has adapted its digital notification system so that positive COVID-19 results are pushed straight to clinicians’ electronic medical records.

New Public Members

Reading time: 2 minutes Council welcomes new public members to the table, Ms. Shannon Weber and Mr. Murthy Ghandikota.