eConsult for Primary Care | Get Specialist Advice Quickly: Content
The Ontario eConsult program leverages a secure web-based tool that allows physicians and nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice for all patients, often eliminating the need for a patient referral.
Access specialist advice in two ways:
Base Managed Specialty Model (access to a group of specialists by clinical area)
Direct to Specialist Model (access to individual specialists by name or practice).
The Ontario eConsult Program consists of four services: Ontario eConsult service, Champlain BASE™ regional service, Teledermatology and Teleophthalmology.
The Ontario eConsult program has been created with the support of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to enable timely and equitable access to specialist advice for all health care providers and patients in Ontario.
- High quality advice on clinical questions
- Timely access to non-urgent questions with a 2-day average response time
- Improved care coordination
- A regional focus to maintain communities of practice (when possible)
- The ability to manage patient care at the family practice level where trust is often highest
- Opportunities to enhance learning
- Remuneration through the OHIP claims process
For any questions, please contact the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence at: eConsultCOE@TOH.ca.
For any technical questions about accessing eConsult through the OTNhub, please contact OTN Customer Care at: 1-855-654-0888
Accessed primarily through the secure OTNhub, the Ontario eConsult program is led by the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence and housed at the Ottawa Hospital in partnership with the Bruyére Institute. Regional partners include Champlain BASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation), and the South East Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO). Service delivery partners are OntarioMD and eHealth Ontario, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
For OHIP Billing information for Telederm and eConsult watch our video here.
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OTN service is free for physicians who receive 50% or more funding form the MOHLTC, a LHIN or OHIP. Allied health providers signing up with their own independent practice are subject to annual subscription fees.
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OTN service is free for organizations who receive 50% or more funding from MOHLTC, LHIN or OHIP. Other not-for-profit or for-profit organizations are subject to group subscription fees. Individuals with signing authority can sign up using the form below. Providers working under an organization need to contact their organization to sign up.