On August 14, 2017, electronic referral (eReferral) went live within the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN). Early adopters in primary care are now able to use the Ocean eReferral Network to send referrals to participating orthopedic specialists, orthopedic central intake, diabetes programs and specialists, and self-management services in the region. This enhances the services that were already available through the Ocean eReferral Network over the last few years.
Over the coming months, the program will be turning its attention towards scaling the solution to a broader group of primary care users. This work will also include adding additional referral recipients with initial focus on diagnostic imaging, mental health and addictions, specialized geriatric services and integration with Caredove to allow for improved access to community support services.
Anyone interested in learning more about the SCA program or wanting to sign up for Ocean eReferral should please contact SCA Program Manager Lori Moran at Lori.Moran@ehealthCE.ca.