The Ocean eReferral Network is changing how healthcare referrals are sent and managed, replacing traditional fax-and-paper systems, while keeping patients informed every step of the way.
Using a secure, online eReferral directory, healthcare providers can search for specialists and patient programs, view wait times and locations, and create and submit a healthcare referral in real time. With integrated Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), referrals are sent, tracked and updated right from the patient’s chart.
- Patients are kept informed about the status of their referrals and get better, faster access to care in their community
- Healthcare Providers can easily send structured referrals right from the patient’s chart, view wait time information, and reduce delays from incomplete requisitions and faxes.
- Specialists receive more appropriate referrals, with more complete information, while eliminating time consuming, paper-based workflows.
Where is the Ocean eReferral Network available?
The Ocean eReferral Network is an Ontario-based platform that is scheduled for expansion under the System Coordinated Access Program in eight Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) including Waterloo-Wellington, Champlain, South East, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, South West, Erie St. Clair, North East, and North West. An Ontario-based consortium including Think Research, CognisantMD, and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) is working together to design and implement the Ocean eReferral Network across the province.
Learn more about the System Coordinated Access (SCA) program.
Learn more about the Ocean eReferral technology platform.
Visit the Ocean eReferral Network Healthmap.