Ellen Goldbloom has been an active member of the Division of Endocrinology at CHEO since 2011. She received her medical degree from Dalhousie University and completed her pediatric residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at CHEO and the University of Ottawa. Her current CHEO leadership roles include Ambulatory Care Medical Director, Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer, Virtual Care & Patient Portal Medical Lead and EpicCare Ambulatory Leadership Team Medical Lead. Internationally, she has been a member of the Epic (EHR) Pediatric Endocrinology Specialty Steering Board since 2015 and is currently Chair. In these roles, she has led several eHealth improvements with a focus on improving productivity, streamlining care, optimizing quality of care, and setting the stage for easily searchable data with evaluative/research potential.
Other Areas of Research: Adrenal suppression, delivery of care leveraging digital tools to improve quality of care
Innovative Virtual Care Delivery in a Canadian Pediatric Tertiary Care Centre; Pediatrics & Child Health
Social determinants of health linked with patient portal use in pediatric diabetes
Patient and family perspective of a Pre-Transition Visit in a pediatric tertiary care diabetes clinic
Overall, we found that both patients and their families had high levels of satisfaction with the Pre-T Visit which reinforced this as a good use of resources (ie, patient, administrative and educator time) in our clinic, with respect to the patient experience. These findings were consistent across patients despite differences in age, gender, diabetes duration and A1C. Furthermore, patients reported high levels of engagement/participation in the visit.