North York eReferral
North York General Hospital (NYGH) has introduced eReferrals, using the well-established Ocean platform, to make it simpler and faster for primary care providers to securely refer patients for common hospital services including paediatric care, mental health and soon diagnostic imaging and surgery.
Sign up for North York General Hospital's (NYGH) eReferral here
North York eReferral can be utilized by both NYGH clinics and services as well as services across Toronto. Once physicians, specialists and clinicians at North York General sign up and complete the form, a member of the eReferral team will then get in touch to share next steps.
Ocean is an Ontario-wide eReferral network developed by CognisantMD in partnership with the EHealth Centre of Excellence. It allows participating health care providers to:
- Send and receive referrals and exchange patient information quickly and securely online, replacing outdated fax-based referrals.
- Use pre-populated referral forms that pull automatically from electronic medical records (EMRs) which are more efficient than fax-based and phone referrals.
The platform is designed by physicians and for physicians in all practice models:
- Physicians in Toronto are using the Ocean eReferral platform and can share how it has improved their workflow and productivity, enabling them to find the right specialists more quickly, and support patient care management.
- Across Ontario, more and more hospitals are using the eReferral platform including Michael Garron Hospital, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, The Ottawa Hospital, Joseph Brant Hospital, Cambridge Memorial Hospital and many more.