eReferral

Alberta Netcare eReferral was developed by clinicians, for clinicians.

eReferral leverages existing information from Alberta Netcare (such as demographics, labs, and diagnostic imaging) into a referral form that can be saved as a draft, checked for completeness and tracked in real time as it is submitted, received, triaged and scheduled for an appointment    

Status

As of February 2018, Access Improvement is excited to announce the following new specialties are now offering non-urgent advice through Alberta Netcare eReferral. 

  • All Zones - AMH - Addiction Medicine - Opiate Agonist Therapy
  • Calgary Zone - General Internal Medicine

Complete List of Specialties and Reason(s) for Referrals

History

In July 2014, eReferral launched a limited production rollout for referrals to hip and knee joint replacement surgery and routine medical/radiation oncology for breast and lung cancer. Recent evaluation of the project has determined that the program and its benefits should be expanded to include other clinical areas.

eReferral advice requests were enabled in October 2016 for Nephrology, September 2017 for Urology (Northern Alberta Urology Centre), December 2017 for Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pulmonary Medicine and Spinal Neurosurgery and in February 2018 for AMH - Addiction Medicine - Opiate Agonist Therapy and General Internal Medicine.

Resources

A variety of learning resources have been developed to support clinicians as they learn to use the system.  Visit the Learning Centre  to view Quick Reference sheets, eDemos, a User Guide, or access the Training Environment to practice using simulated patient records.

Contacts