The e-Referral Study

Improving the Care of CKD Patients with an Electronic Consultation System 

The e-Referral Study

The e-Referral Study

With advancing technology, it only makes sense that health care uses it to their advantage. eReferral was developed by clinicians for clinicians. It uses existing Alberta Netcare information and uploads it into a referral form. Streamlining the referral process and ensuring forms are up to date and complete before submission will decrease the number unnecessary referrals. From eReferral, researchers will be studying the Nephrology advice component which is the latest way family doctors can communicate with kidney specialists to get the advice they need. They are testing eReferral in many northern Alberta communities. Together eReferral and Nephrology advice should increase appropriate CKD care through timely referrals and specialist kidney care advice and reduce health care costs,

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