NS Health’s Streamlined Electronic Referral System Expands to Include MRIs, Ultrasounds

NSH release:

More than 10,000 surgical e-referrals have been sent since March. We now have new insight into the number and types of referrals being sent and their status, which is improving our ability to plan, co-ordinate referrals, communicate with patients and providers, and support more timely access to surgical consults.Dr. Greg Hirsch, Senior Medical Director, Perioperative (Surgical) Service Network, Nova Scotia Health

  • primary care providers with surgical consult requests send them electronically to a central intake office or specific surgeon
  • almost 900 MRI e-referrals have been received since September

Additional Resources:

Action for Health, the government’s plan to improve healthcare in Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/actionforhealth/

News release – Electronic Surgical Consult Referrals Will Mean Better Communication, Shorter Wait Times: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20230329001

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