The eHealth Centre of Excellence provides support, sign up, and in-person coaching for primary care providers and specialists who wish to use OTN eConsult, a secure web-based tool that enables providers to connect quickly and easily with specialists for expert advice.
How does it work?
What are the benefits?
In many cases, eConsult has shown to reduce the number of unnecessary/inappropriate referrals. One primary care provider has noted that 8 out of 10 eConsults she conducted to date avoided referrals to specialists.
About our partners:
The Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence (eConsult COE), established in January 2018 and housed at The Ottawa Hospital, provides clinical leadership and program oversight for the Ontario eConsult Program and aims to enable eConsult access across Ontario.
OTN is the primary technology service provider for the Ontario eConsult Program, and is responsible for maintaining a stable, secure platform, and providing technical and administrative support to end users.