What is OTN?
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) is a Ministry of Canada provided services which allows patients to be seen by doctors remotely using video conferencing technologies. A registered nurse will see patients at the medical clinic, take all appropriate pre assessments, and connect with a doctor who will provide the patient with a diagnosis. Our nurses are fully trained, with the ability to do blood work, full body assessments and advise patients according to the doctors instructions.
OTN allows medical offices to be open later, and be more accessible for patients, as we have a full roster of doctors that are available to see patients any day of the week. We would like to help your clinic become busy and respected in the local community, and OTN provides a great opportunity to clinics to be more accessible to patients and staff alike.
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Health Care Working Smarter
OTN brings virtual care innovation to the healthcare system so that the people of Ontario can get the care they need when and where they need it most: at home, in their community or in hospital. For more than a decade, OTN has increased access to health care and education across the province with one of the world’s most extensive telemedicine networks. Working with its many partners and leveraging its unique knowledge of health care and digital technology, OTN addresses challenges by introducing and spreading new ways of delivering care that benefit patients, care providers and the healthcare system. An independent, not-for-profit organization, OTN is funded by the Government of Ontario.
Our mission is to develop and support telemedicine solutions that enhance access and quality of health care in Ontario, and inspire adoption by health care providers, organizations, and the public.
OTN’s vision is that telemedicine will be a mainstream channel for health care delivery and education.
The Future of Health Care
How is OTN Making a Difference in Ontario?
Our programs and services were developed with providers and partners in every part of Ontario’s health care system. The result? Improved access to care, more efficient delivery and more effective collaboration between providers.
This solid foundation has allowed us to rapidly develop and deploy real-world solutions that are aligned with Ontario’s best practices.
Like Telehomecare, which means CHF (congestive heart failure) and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients can be monitored and coached in their homes and, along with their caregivers, can actively engage in managing their own health. This is just one of the ways OTN is making a difference in Ontario.
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Benefits of OTN
No Associated Costs Involved
Free for Ministry Funded Doctors
Increased Patient Flow
Increased Prescriptions for Pharmacies
Increased Clinic Awareness
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