Clinical and practice management tools

On this page you will find resources and information relevant to Primary Care in Brantford Brant & Norfolk.

Primary Care Cancer Screening Program

The Primary Care Cancer Screening Team leads strategies that support primary care efforts in cancer screening participation, appropriateness and coordinated follow-up.

Primary care providers play a key role in the success of cancer screening programs. Evidence shows a positive relationship between physician recommendation for screening and patient participation. 

View the website to learn more.

With seamless access from your EMR, the DHDR gives you as much information on drugs dispensed to your patients as is available. 

Knowing as much as possible about the drugs patients are taking helps you reduce the risk of adverse drug events such as medication errors, drug reactions, allergic reactions, and overdoses, and increases the likelihood of optimal patient outcomes.

Visit the website to learn more

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy

Adults in Ontario with mild to moderate depression and anxiety-related conditions can access free, short-term, evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and related services through the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program.

  • A roadmap has been developed to support those living with dementia who may still be driving
  • This website outlines the role of the patient, caregiver and healthcare professional in assessing fitness to drive, understanding the risks and providing support after driving cessation
  • Visit Driving With Dementia - ( for more information!

Digital Health Resources for Primary Care

The Brantford Brant Norfolk OHT is continuously working towards a digitally enabled local health care system and the participation of Primary Care is paramount in this endeavor.  Resources are readily available to finance, adopt, train and maintain digital health tools within your own practice. 

For more information on the resources found here, please contact Kim Meier (Digital Health Lead, BBNOHT) at

The OCEAN eReferral Network allows you to securely send and track electronic referrals in real time directly from your EMR ( Telus PS Suite / Accuro / OSCAR ) while also communicating and keeping patients informed. This program is 100% funded by Ontario Health!

To get set-up and trained on the OCEAN eReferral Platform, contact the Ontario eServices Program or

To find out who is receiving OCEAN eReferral in all regions click here

Workflow Videos

o   eReferral Sending Workflows – OceanMD (

o   eReferral Receiving Workflows – OceanMD (

eConsult is a secure, web-based tool that allows physicians or nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice for all patients and often eliminates the need for an in-person specialist visit.

The HITS eHealth Office is pleased to be the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Lead, supporting the eConsult Program locally .

The following page includes fact sheets:  What is eConsult (

Learn more about the Ontario eConsult Program:

About - eConsult (


The  ability for patients to access and make real-time (24/7)  primary care office/team/defined appointment types. There is also ability to communicate and confirm appointments back to the patient using email communication.


Currently within our OHT, several primary care organizations have successfully implemented OCEAN online appointment booking. Patients and providers are providing positive feedback.

ClinicalConnect is a secure, web-based portal that gives you real-time access to an integrated view of a patient’s electronic medical information aggregated from all acute care hospitals, Home & Community Care Services and Regional Cancer Programs in South West Ontario, plus various provincial data repositories. Work is currently being done to explore how to include data from primary care EMRs in the integrated view.

Learn more about ClinicalConnect here with additional information about the portal’s features and benefits.

For more information contact the ClinicalConnect Program Office by email: or phone: 905-577-8270 ext.

Click here to learn more

The following page link provides an overview of what Data is available for patients to see in ConnectMyHealth:

Data Availability | ConnectMyHealth

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