What’s new in the OPR?
Updates to the 2017 OPR include:
- Spreading out and enhancing the original two-page record to three pages to allow for more thorough documentation of medical, genetic, and psychosocial issues
- A total of five pages including a page of mental health screening resources and a standardized postnatal visit record
- Consolidation of all lab and ultrasound tests on page 2
- A comprehensive section on immunizations
- Prompts for special circumstances requiring time sensitive interventions
- Inclusion of mental health screening questions and tools
- Updated genetic history and investigations
- Updated language respectful of gender identity and the multiple ways in which individuals may identify themselves as a parent
- Grouped and expanded discussion topics by trimester
- Updated demographics to reflect newer methods of contact, planned place of birth, newborn care provider
- A detailed user guide
For more information or to download the OPR and user guide please visit the PCMCH website
Hard copies of the OPR will be available to order July 1st, 2017. The new OPR replaces the Ontario Antenatal Record 1 and 2. Please order the new OPR and destroy remaining Antenatal 1 and 2 forms. To order:
1) Go to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Central Forms Repository, and
2) Submit completed forms to OSSDistribution@ontario.ca (preferred option) or fax to 416-679-8192.
What about the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)?
Technical specifications for the electronic version of the OPR are currently under development. It is expected that these specifications will be ready for the EMR vendors in winter of 2017/18. In the meantime, practitioners who use an electronic medical record may want to use the 2017 OPR as a guide to care, while still working within their existing record.
For further details regarding when your EMR will be updated, please contact your vendor.