University Health Network, Toronto, to Expedite Physician Referral with Excelicare

February 28, 2017

University Health Network, Toronto, to Expedite Physician Referral with Excelicare

Physician Referral Portal will also enable patients to be seen more quickly.

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University Health Network, Toronto, has awarded a contract to Excelicare subsidiary AxSys Technology Ltd. to deliver a Physician Referral Portal (PRP) that will automate the referral process for Ontario’s Inter-professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinics (ISAEC) program within Ontario, Canada. ISAEC employs an innovative, collaborative model of care in which patients receive rapid low back pain assessment, education and evidence-based self-management plans.

Referring physicians currently fax referral forms to a central intake team, which enters the data manually into the Excelicare Referral Management System (RMS). Consistent with ISAEC’s goal of providing rapid treatment, the PRP will allow referring physicians to enter their referral information directly into Excelicare, thus eliminating the need for duplicate data entry and its inevitable corollary, duplicate referrals. The combination of the PRP and RMS will expedite the referral process and result in patients being seen more quickly, by the most appropriate clinician, yielding both improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.