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Recently SEAMO undertook a process to select a consultant to assist with creating a new Strategic Plan for our organization.
In December, we announced that current SEAMO Medical Director Dr. Chris Simpson would be moving to a new role as Executive Vice-President, Medical for Ontario Health. Dr. Stephen Vanner from the Department of Medicine will be taking over as interim Medical Director of SEAMO beginning in February while our organization undergoes a search for a permanent replacement in the role.
The Department of Critical Care Medicine works in clinical and academic avenues at Queen’s.
In early December, CTAQ held a virtual election for a Member-At-Large position on SEAMO’s Governing Committee.
Resilience is an important topic to remember this January.
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The Department of Anesthesiology has been part of SEAMO since its inception and is made up of 35 FTEs.
On Monday, November 9, the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences held a special Zoom presentation to announce a generous mental health gift made by the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation.
If you were in receipt of a COVID-19 Advanced Payment in May/June/July 2020, the repayments will begin automatically commencing in February 2021 over six monthly installments.
SEAMO is committed to highlighting physician wellness every month in our e-newsletter.
We wish to thank and congratulate Dr. Mariana Silva for her service to several SEAMO committees over the years.
We wish to congratulate our Fall 2020 MEDP award winners on their successful applications.
Please take a moment to check out this list of charitable organizations and let us know if you’d like any added to the list!
In November, OHIP released several new INFOBulletins that affect our physicians.
Want to know when to use the eConsult Program? Here are a few tips that can help primary care providers in deciding what types of issues eConsult can handle.
Remember to set your priority region to “South East” to ensure you can access our regional groups and local specialists.
For Dr. Ben Ritsma from the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), the mode of virtual health care has always been important, before and during COVID-19.
Dr. Steve Mann is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been using the OCEAN eReferral system for a year.
We are happy to welcome Heidi Langen on board as SEAMO’s new Business Analyst.
For Dr. Meghan Wilson from the Department of Family Medicine, the shift to digital health care came when COVID-19 hit earlier this year.
Are you interested in joining our team at the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization?
Dr. Ramana Appireddy from the Department of Medicine has a research program that explores multiple aspects of virtual care.
On Monday, October 19, we had the pleasure of hearing from PSI visiting scholar and Harvard physician Dr. Jo Shapiro on the topic of peer support.
In the fall and winter of 2019, the Governing Committee finalized the new Accountability Framework and established an oversight body: the Accountability Committee.
With the introduction of a new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences in July came a renewed focus on EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion) within the faculty.
We are deeply saddened to share the news of Dr. Pallavi Nadkarni’s passing on September 20, 2020. Dr. Nadkarni was a physician in the Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s for almost ten years.
SEAMO is pleased to introduce our new Communications and Events Coordinator – Savoula Stylianou. Savoula’s background is in writing, strategic communications and social media management.
Please join us for a virtual special presentation on Monday, October 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. titled "Peer support: The power of colleagues to help us heal".
Applications are now being accepted for the fall term of the MEDP. The deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020. Please send applications to LeeAnne Howland at email@example.com.
South East region specialists continue to do an outstanding job responding to eConsults in a timely manner.
The Ontario eConsult Program is pleased to welcome four new specialists.
eConsults can now be submitted to the brand new South East regional Obstetric Medicine group.
Vivian Carter recently joined us as our Regional eConsult Service Coordinator.
In April of 2020, the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee (IFPOC) gave SEAMO the oppor
The Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association recently introduced additional billing
The Ministry of Health has modified the repayment terms for the COVID-19 Advance Payment Program:
In the past four months, the move to virtual care has been accelerated due to the global pandemic
Congratulations to the 2020 SEAMO Endowed Education and Scholarship Fund award winners!
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) entered into a Binding Arb
The third and last COVID-19 Advance Payment will be provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in J
We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Rezni
Please join us in welcoming our 60 new physicians to Team SEAMO!
We are very proud of how our physicians have embraced a new online platform (Reacts) to provide v
We are excited to announce new groups that are available for eConsult.
When completing a consult, you can send optional feedback to the specialist who answered your case.
Given the unprecedented suspension of all non-essential research due to the COVID-19 pandemic, th
Have your say in how SEAMO runs, get involved in the SEAMO Nominations and Governance Development
The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) has introduced account access for residents, fellows and m
When it came to preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic, Provide
Physicians will be compensated for the virtual care provided.
“I want to recognize the exceptional work being done by our physicians and other members of the
We are living in uncertain times.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more of our physicians need to connect with their
Queen's medical students are offering their support to our physicians during this difficult time.
SEAMO received 49 applications spanning 12 departments and 26 specialties, valued at $8M for 2019
The Functional Improvement Trajectories After Surgery Study
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Philpott will join SEAMO as our new CEO and Dean of Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences on July 1, 2020.
For the last six months, Dr. Jody Timpson has been providing rehabilitative care to patients on Lakeview 1.
After successfully completing an eVisit
Since the inception of the Ontario eConsult Program in February 2017, primary care providers (PCP
If you’ve ever been to Heritage 2 at Providence Care Hospital, chances are you’ve run into Dr. Greg Patey.
For almost 10 years now, Dr. Agata Szlanta has been providing exceptional person-centred care.
Dr. Romith Naug joined Providence Care Hospital in July, as part of the Division of Hospital Medicine.
You’ll normally find Dr. Sara Porter providing care for adult mental health patients on Parkview and Lakeview 0s, or lending a helping hand with stroke and musculoskeletal patients on Lakeview 1.
Dr. Keith Greenway has been providing rehabilitation care on Heritage 1 for the last two years.
She’s fairly new to the Providence Care family; in fact Dr. Ana Blagojevic recently celebrated her one year anniversary with the hospital.
He’s been lighting up the halls of Providence Care Hospital and the former Mental Health Services site with his warm smile for decades.
At the January 20th meeting, SEAMO Governors approved the new Accountability Framework
If you’ve ever stopped by Heritage or Lakeview 2, you may have run into Dr. Catherine Monnin.
For the last nine months, Dr. Ammar Rashid has been providing clinical care for Providence Care Hospital's Complex Medical Program.
In December 2018, SEAMO, the Faculty of Health Sciences, Kingston Health Sciences and Providence
On November 21 and 22 SEAMO hosted two Physician Wellness events with PSI Visiting Scholar Dr.
If you are going to be unavailable for a period of time, you can set an out-of-office notificatio
We are looking for specialists to join the Plastic Surgery and Infectious Disease groups in the S
OTN released a successful eConsult upgrade on November 1, 2019, that includes the following enhan
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners will input a prioritized list of regions to mirror their typic
Chelsea Good recently joined us as our Regional eConsult Service Coordinator
A total of 3,119 eConsults were sent in the South East Region over the past 12 months!
A huge thank you to over 100 committee members who took time out of their busy schedules to serve on a SEAMO committee.
Chelsea Good recently joined Team SEAMO as our Regional eConsult Service Coordinator
Here are the winners from the Fall 2019 Medical Education Development Program (MEDP) competition:
The Physician Wellness Lecture taking place on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm will
With the combination of his academic and professional experiences, Saad Sajid is ready to make a significate contribution to the role of Data Analyst
On November 1-2, 60 individuals, including SEAMO-Funded Physicians, University and Hospital Leade
We are pleased to share upcoming improvements to regionalization and workflow of the Ontario eConsult Service, which will be available on November 1st, 2019.
Improvements to the Ontario eConsult Service became available on November 1st, 2019.
In spring 2018, SEAMO Governors decided to add a Vice-Chair position to the Governing Committee. The goal was to both broaden the skill set on the Committee as well as support a succession plan. After an extensive search, a successful candidate was identified for this new role.
EMR-integrated eConsult is now available on two systems: QHR Technologies’ Accuro® and KAI Innovations’ OSCAR.
Queen’s Family Health Team (QFHT) clinics are the first in the province to test-drive the use of patient materials to promote the Ontario eConsult Service.
Opinions on billing, primary care engagement, system performance and more, from specialists participating in the Ontario eConsult Service in 2019.
Upgrade to eConsult platform, to be released later this fall, will improve efficiency and functionality of system settings.
A 60-minute per case maximum billing allowance starts Oct. 1, 2019, for specialists participating in the eConsult program.
The eConsult Diabetes specialty group, comprised of endocrinologists Drs. Bikram Sidhu, Sara Awad and Robyn Houlden, answers questions about diabetes education and management, gestational diabetes, insulin dose adjustments, insulin pumps, glucose monitoring, hypoglycemia and ketoacidosis.
Learn how to redirect a consult to a colleague that is appropriate for your specialty, but outside your area of expertise.
As a result of the February 2019 Binding Arbitration Settlement, SEAMO’s share of the Innovation Fund has almost doubled.
Faizal Haji, Kingston’s first Pediatric Neurosurgeon and second Medical Education Scholar, has an interest in improving simulation training as an effective tool in medical education.
Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye is coming to Kingston to share her knowledge and expertise about Physician Wellness on November 21, 2019.
With the addition of a new physician and delegate team at Joyceville Institution this week, eCons
On July 1, 2019 we welcomed seven physicians to Kingston, Queen’s and the SEAMO family.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Lori Almeida, our new Manager of Financial Services.
Drs. Leonie Herx, Craig Goldie and Danielle Kain are now available to answer your questions about adult and pediatric palliative medicine.
Whether you have a specific question, or would like a 10-minute review of the system, we are here to help you seamlessly integrate eConsult into your practice.
When sending an eConsult, it’s important to provide high quality, well-lit and focused images. Here are five tips to help you capture the best possible clinical photos to accompany your queries.
Get to know Dr. Adam Newman, a Kingston physician who specializes in treating patients with addiction and substance use disorders.
Specialists in our region answered 3,830 eConsult requests between June 2018 and May 2019, resulting in a whopping 195% increase over the number of consults answered (1,294) during the same period in 2017-18.
The Ontario eConsult Program partnered with Correctional Service Canada (CSC) to improve access to specialist care for the inmate population. In the first 100 days of 2019, eConsult usage by CSC physicians grew by 333% over the last 100 days of 2018.
Are you heading to the beach or escaping to the cottage for some well-deserved R&R? Set an out-of-office notification on your eConsult account so you won’t receive requests while you’re away.
The next round of payments for the Ontario eConsult Program will be distributed in July.
The Medical Education Development Program (MEDP) supports SEAMO’s objective to build an academy o
New to the Department of Medicine and the SEAMO family is Dr. Gavin Winston.
Congratulations to the 2019 SEAMO Endowed Education and Scholarship Fund, award winners!
George Thomson celebrates two years as SEAMO Governing Committee Board Chair on July 1.
When it comes to bleeding disorders, Von Willebrand disease (VWD) may not be as well-known as hem
Until his arrival in August 2016, patients from SE-LHIN were assessed in town, but had to travel to Ottawa or Toronto for surgery.