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


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 added in October 2016 for nephrology and on September 22, 2017 for urology (Northern Alberta Urology Centre).  As of December 8, 2017, Alberta Netcare users can request advice through eReferral for adult gastroenterology, endocrinology, obstetrics and gynecology, pulmonary, and neurology.

Learning Material

A variety of learning resources have been developed to support clinicians as they learn to use the eReferral 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.