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Ontario eServices Program Advances eReferral Interoperability

In coordination with the Ontario eServices Program, CognisantMD (as part of the Think Research Consortium) and Novari Health have completed the first phase of integration between their solutions, leveraging the Ontario eReferral HL7 FHIR specification in alignment with the provincial digital health plan.

Leaders in digital health: St. Joe’s partners with the Ontario eServices Program to enhance patient experiences through eReferral

In partnership with the Ontario eServices Program, SJHH has led the successful integration of CognisantMD’s Ocean Platform and the Epic Health Information System to offer eReferral. The transition to eReferral offers a number of benefits for both clinicians and patients, all of which contribute to the improved provider and patient experience within the healthcare system.

CMA partners with CognisantMD for e-referrals

Joule, the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) newest company, is partnering with CognisantMD to bring the Ocean Platform for patient engagement and eReferrals to Canadian physicians.

The Future of Mobile in Canada: Healthcare

In this episode of The Future of Mobile we focus on Healthcare, specifically how mobile is shifting the industry. We speak with Dave Wattling, Telus Health Chief Corp development officer; Doug Kavanagh, family physician and founder of Cognisant MD; and Chantel Amato, a Canadian who is using innovative technology for online therapy.

Entrepreneurial MD shares insight on tech start-up

Doctors who try to start up a tech company on a part-time basis will likely fail. That’s one of many insights shared by Dr. Doug Kavanagh (pictured), co-founder of Toronto-based CognisantMD and 2016 winner of the CMA’s Joule award.

Electronic referral system works to ease access to health care

Patients in Guelph will soon have access to a new electronic referral system designed to help make moving through the healthcare system easier. The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network announced recently that they have selected an Ontario-based consortium of companies to lead the design and deployment of a ground-breaking electronic referral platform for the community.

New eReferral platform to be built in Waterloo

The eHealth Centre of Excellence, the WWCCAC and the WWLHIN have announced that they have selected an Ontario-based consortium of Think Research, CognisantMD, and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) to lead the design and deployment of a ground-breaking electronic referral (eReferral) platform for the Waterloo Wellington community.

MD waiting room uses tablet questionnaire system

CognisantMD, a Toronto-based start-up, offers doctors a medical questionnaire system that uses patient waiting room time to maximize productivity. Called Ocean, the platform allows patients to complete medical histories and other questionnaires in the waiting room.

News Toronto

Doug Kavanagh is interviewed by the CBC about CognisantMD’s Syrian Refugee medical translation tools.

Novel connectivity solution takes root in Ontario

CognisantMD Inc., a Toronto startup founded by a family doctor and software engineer, is offering a fresh approach to solving connectivity issues. In 2013, the company launched Ocean, a patient engagement platform.

Tablet app uses wait times for questionnaires

A new tablet system launched by CognisantMD has been developed by a Toronto-based brother team, Dr. Doug and Jeff Kavanagh, which can use waiting room time more productively to complete questionnaires about their medical conditions, and then route information directly into EMR records.

Solution lets patients add to their EMRs

The cloud-based software provides a secure, controlled way for patients to contribute to their own Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) using mobile tablets, online questionnaires, and a library of over 400 clinical screening tools.

I tried a tablet, and I liked it

Dr. Doug Kavanagh from Cambridge, Ont., who is a new family doctor in Toronto, has had me using his new OceanWave tablet for the past six months. I love it and it helps save me time while improving patient care.