eConsult

What is eConsult?

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

  • BASE™ Managed Specialty model:
    • eConsults are sent to a group of specialists from across the province in a specific specialty and each case is assigned to a specific specialist by a case assigner.
    • Over 90 specialties offered province-wide
  • Direct to Specialist model:
    • eConsults are sent to individual specialists/groups by searching in a directory.

Why Join?

  • Get specialist advice for your patient fast – on average within two days
  • Improves care coordination and collaboration between clinicians
  • 94% of your colleagues rate the value of eConsult high/very high
  • Get high-quality advice on clinical questions (e.g. diagnosis, management, drug treatment).
  • Manage patient care at the family practice level where patient trust is often highest.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for eConsult, fill out our intake form and submit to eConsultCOE@toh.ca. 

I am a specialist; how can I sign up to provide eConsults?

If you are a specialist interested in providing eConsults click here.

How do I submit an eConsult?

For a quick PDF guide on how to submit an eConsult click here.

For more detailed instructions on how to submit an eConsult click here.

For a video outlining how to use the Direct-to-Specialist model click here

EMR-integrated eConsult is currently available through QHR Technologies’ Accuro® EMR and KAI Innovations’ OSCAR.  OntarioMD is working to expand availability of EMR-integrated eConsult to additional certified EMRs. The availability to clinicians will vary depending on individual EMR vendors incorporating the service into their product offerings. Contact OntarioMD for more information on EMR integration or to get started today

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