eConsult News

Since the inception of the Ontario eConsult Program in February 2017, primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists in the South East region have helped expand the service into a thriving enterprise. 

Who’s On Board?
As of December 2019, 148 primary care providers were actively engaging in eConsult (active users are those who have sent at least three eConsults over the last six months). The South East region is second only to the Waterloo-Wellington region in the percentage of active PCPs.

We are looking for specialists to join the Plastic Surgery and Infectious Disease groups in the South East Region. Please help us spread the word!

For more information contact Chelsea Good by email or phone at 613-533-6000 ext. 75963.

Looking for docs

 

If you are going to be unavailable for a period of time, you can set an out-of-office notification. 

If you are part of a BASE™ Managed Specialty group, setting an out-of-office notification will prevent case assigners from assigning an eConsult to you during your absence. It will also alert clinicians searching through the Specific Provider or Group option, that you are away. Your name will appear in red in the search box alongside your return-to-office date. 

A total of 3,119 eConsults were sent in the South East Region over the past 12 months!  As seen in the table below, there is a month-over-month increase in the number of eConsults sent each month.

12 month growth

The South East Region is currently third in the province for the number of eConsults sent per 1,000 people, just behind the Champlain and North East regions.

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners will input a prioritized list of regions to mirror their typical referral pathways. When using the BASE™ Managed Specialty option, this tool will facilitate your eConsults being sent to local specialty groups first, when available, and thus support regional communities of practice.

The South East region is proud to offer regional BASE™ managed specialty groups in 100 specialties providing you with timely access to your local specialists.

Chelsea Good recently joined us as our Regional eConsult Service Coordinator

Chelsea Good recently joined Team SEAMO as our Regional eConsult Service Coordinator

We are pleased to share upcoming improvements to regionalization and workflow of the Ontario eConsult Service, which will be available on November 1st, 2019.

Improvements to the Ontario eConsult Service became available on November 1st, 2019.

Opinions on billing, primary care engagement, system performance and more, from specialists participating in the Ontario eConsult Service in 2019.