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The eHealth Centre of Excellence’s local System Coordinated Access (SCA) team in Waterloo Wellington is excited to announce that seven hospitals – Grand River Hospital, St. Mary’s General Hospital, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Guelph General Hospital, Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Louise Marshall Hospital and Palmerston Hospital  – are set to receive Diagnostic Imaging (DI) referrals through the Ocean eReferral Network as of the second week of March, 2018!
  • Coordinated access work has focused on standardizing requisition forms across these seven hospitals, and a standardized Ocean eReferral Network eForm based on these requisition forms with appropriateness criteria is currently being finalized.
  • The local SCA team is also working with the Waterloo Wellington DI Council to engage DI specialists within the hospitals mentioned above, with training already starting at Grand River Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Guelph General Hospital so far.
“There is a high volume of referrals for Diagnostic Imaging, and the Ocean eReferral Network will help to make the referral process quicker and everyone will know the status of a referral,” says eHealth Centre of Excellence Director Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia.


Questions can be directed to SCA Project Manager Danielle Olivier-Ozutok, at [email protected].


If you are interested in either sending or receiving referrals using Ocean, please click here to contact the SCA team.


Did you know?

  • To date, over 1,020 eReferrals in Waterloo Wellington have been processed through the Ocean eReferral Network

  • The Shore Centre is now receiving referrals through the Ocean eReferral Network, and the SCA program is in the process of onboarding more referral senders and destinations in the region

  • You can find out who is currently receiving referrals by visiting the Ocean eReferral Network support site 






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