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Three quick tips for boosting your eReferral traffic

When clinics first join the Ocean Provider Network, they often ask us: “How do we let everyone know that we are now open for eReferrals?” While there are countless channels and methods to raise awareness today, here are three proven traffic-boosting tips from...

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Three digital health tools to help combat clinic burnout

Three digital health tools to help combat clinic burnout

While the peak of the pandemic may finally be behind us, our healthcare system’s capacity continues to struggle. Recruitment challenges, increased patient needs and COVID-related precautions and protocols are all weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of our...

Automate mental health screening with Ocean

Automate mental health screening with Ocean

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Canada. Throughout the month, we will highlight content such as this blog post and mental health questionnaires in the Ocean Library. Follow along on our social to stay in touch!With an estimated one in five Canadians...

CognisantMD is Now OceanMD!

CognisantMD is Now OceanMD!

CognisantMD is now OceanMD, a WELL Health Company! As we celebrate ten years of providing powerful, integrated solutions for digital healthcare in Canada, we are thrilled to unveil our new brand identity, OceanMD. Along with a new corporate logo and accompanying...

Three quick tips for boosting your eReferral traffic

When clinics first join the Ocean Provider Network, they often ask us: “How do we let everyone know that we are now open for eReferrals?” While there are countless channels and methods to raise awareness today, here are three proven traffic-boosting tips from...

Digital health tools to support flu season

Administering the flu shot is more important – and challenging – than ever before. Juggling an increased demand for the flu vaccine with physical distancing measures and other in-clinic safety precautions has introduced a whole new series of challenges for clinics....

Best Practices: Three ways to boost online bookings

Best Practices: Three ways to boost online bookings

Q: I added online booking to my practice, but patients still call our front desk to make appointments. What can I do to increase online bookings? Adding online appointment booking is a great step towards modernizing your practice and making health care more accessible...

Best practices for online booking

As online booking becomes more widely adopted, many clinics are looking for ways to make the most of this digital solution. With numerous funding opportunities and provincial mandates on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to shift to digital booking. Tens...

Three ways to simplify new patient registration

Adding and rostering new patients into your EMR can be a time-consuming process. Here are some ways Ocean makes the new patient registration process easier and more efficient for your team.Sign and receive roster forms online With Ocean’s direct EMR integration and...

Using Ocean to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics

As the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out continues across Canada, many healthcare providers are navigating how this impacts their practices. Even if clinics aren’t directly involved with vaccine administration just yet, it’s worth considering what this may look like in...

How to collect consent from patients

Collecting and tracking consent from patients has always been an important – and often challenging – task for clinics. With clinics shifting to telemedicine and virtual care, it is important that patients understand – and agree to – these new models of care. This...

Ensuring patient privacy at your Ocean check-in kiosk

Q: How can we collect information from our patients using Ocean Check-In Kiosks in our waiting room without jeopardizing patient privacy? Check-in kiosks are often placed near the front desk to make them easy for patients to find and use, while also allowing staff to...

The top 10 forms on Ocean for administration

“What do other clinics, physicians and researchers use Ocean for most often?” This may be the single, most-asked question that we get from clients and prospects. In an attempt to clearly answer this question, we decided to take a look at the number of times each form...

The top 10 forms on Ocean for clinical use

“What do other clinics, physicians and researchers use Ocean for most often?” In our last post, we shared the top 10 forms on Ocean for administrative purposes, by usage. This week, we’re doing the same for clinical forms. If you’re new to the Ocean Platform or...

Specialist Focus: Helpful tools for OB-GYNs

The Ocean Platform can be particularly useful for specialists who frequently see new patients. In this post, we thought we would share some of the most useful tools in Ocean for specialists in obstetrics and gynecology. This includes everything from general...

New and updated adolescent health assessments

It’s hard to believe that summer vacation is almost over. As your practice starts to ramp up with back-to-school visits, we thought it might be a good time to highlight the wide range of adolescent-focused tools available in Ocean. Caring for – and communicating with...

Automatic vaccination reminders in the waiting room

Family doctors: do you sometimes plan to ask whether a patient would like a flu shot, only to become distracted by all of the other issues during the visit? It can be embarrassing to follow-up when this happens, especially when a patient asks, “why didn’t you mention...

Start sending mental health eReferrals to BounceBack

Did you know you can use Ocean to send eReferrals to BounceBack? We are pleased to share that Ontario-based healthcare providers can now electronically refer patients seeking mental health support to BounceBack using the Ocean eReferral Network. BounceBack provides a...

Introducing Ocean for Med Access

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Ocean integration with TELUS Med Access. With this release, Med Access clinics can now connect to Canada’s leading patient engagement platform, providing them with tools to improve patient experience, increase operational...

Introducing Ocean Online Booking for OSCAR Pro

We’re excited to share that OSCAR Pro EMR users can now use Ocean’s Online Booking solution as a way to better connect with their patients!Launched in 2019, the Ocean online booking solution is now used by over 1800+ physicians across Canada, giving over 2.6 million...

New for reminders: Text, easier targeting, and more!

Over the last year, healthcare clinics have embraced secure messaging and reminders to communicate with patients, supplement virtual care, and share important information outside the clinic. During that time, we’ve received some helpful feedback from both clients and...

Novari and Ocean integrating to improve eReferrals

Novari and Ocean integrating to improve eReferrals

Novari and Ocean integrate to improve the eReferral experience for patients and clinicians KINGSTON, ON, January 11, 2022 – In coordination with the Ontario eServices Program, CognisantMD (as part of the Think Research Consortium) and Novari Health have completed the...

A Letter from Jeff Kavanagh, CEO of CognisantMD

Today we have some very exciting news. We are pleased to announce that CognisantMD is now officially part of the WELL Health Technologies family of companies. WELL Health is a Vancouver-based, publicly listed company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WELL), with a...

Ocean joins Apps.Health marketplace

New Features Now Available to Connect Patients with their Healthcare Providers September 28, 2020 – Toronto, ON – The Ocean Platform, Canada’s leading EMR-integrated digital health suite for patient engagement, is now available on apps.health, a digital health app...

Meeting CPSO’s referral policy changes with Ocean

System Coordinated Access eReferrals Program is Helping Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Adjust to the CPSO Policy Updates for Transitions in Care EMR-integrated platform automates patient and provider notifications for healthcare referrals, saving time for clinic...

Joule partners with CognisantMD

Ottawa, Ontario, September 11, 2017 – 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. Ocean is a secure, cloud-based platform that...

Ontario Ministry announces Ocean eReferral expansion

Virtually everyone knows someone with a story of a faxed referral being lost, a specialist appointment being missed because they weren’t contacted, or someone who’s been left in the dark while waiting far too long for a healthcare referral. We’ve been working hard...

We’ve partnered with the Centre for Effective Practice

New Partnership Puts Evidence-Based Tools in the Hands of Primary Care Providers and their Patients The Centre for Effective Practice and CognisantMD join forces to deliver EMR-integrated patient-facing forms at the point of care Toronto, ON – November 12, 2015 – The...

CognisantMD launches Ocean eRequests

Online Patient Self-Service Connects People to their Health Record Patients can now complete secure forms for new patient intake, prescription renewals, appointment requests and more from a clinician’s website Monday, June 1, 2015 – Toronto, ON – Today at the 2015...

Ocean updates over 100,000 Canadian patient records

Ocean updates over 100,000 Canadian patient records

October 1, 2014, Toronto, ON – CognisantMD™, a Toronto-based health informatics software company, today announced a major milestone as they surpassed 100,000 patient record updates on the Ocean Platform™. The cloud-based software provides a secure, controlled way for...

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