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Increasing access to ophthalmic consultation for better patient care in both urban and rural settings.
Effective and efficient service for obtaining a second opinion from your colleagues regarding complicated cases (you could function as both a referring and consulting ophthalmologist).
You are positioned to provide your expertise to optometrist/general medical practitioner and ophthalmologist colleagues from various geographical locations (you could function as both a referring and consulting ophthalmologist).
Eye Care Professionals for Advancement of Patient Care
We are an electronic medical service that connects eye care professionals from various specialties. Our main goal is to bring ophthalmic care to the 21st century by enhancing communication and exchange of ideas and expertise between the eye care providers. This in turn also improves the patients' experience by reducing wait times, easier and better access to ocular care, and has a significant impact on our health care and social system from a financial perspective. In turn, this will help the eye care professionals by having highly satisfied patients who are more likely to be compliant with their follow ups, and increase the referral pattern for consultants and allow them to be involved in more complicated and interesting cases.
Who Could Refer to us?
Any practicing optometrist/general medical practitioner or ophthalmologist in Canada could apply to start making referrals through our system. The main condition for working with us is compassion for patient care, reliability with respect to the information provided to the Consultant ophthalmologist, and timely reply to the Consultants and patients
What are the advantages of making referrals through our system?
Saving time and money for your patients by eliminating travel time and costs associated with travel, loss of work, keeping in mind that some patients don't have the physical means to travel due to disability, lack of transportation, social situations
Being able to obtain the expertise of specialists that might not reside close to your patients or have very long waiting times
Practice requirements: good standing with the licensing body related to your practice, and have third- party insurance related to your practice
Technical requirements: depending on the nature of the condition, the Referral office would need to produce 24-2 fields (for example for glaucoma/neuro-ophthalmological conditions), OCT macula/nerve fiber layer, fundus camera, or anterior segment camera
Who Could be a Consultant?
Any practicing ophthalmologist in Canada could apply to collaborate with our program; the main condition for working with us is compassion for patient care, and reliability with respect to reply to consultations within a timely manner
What are the advantages of working with our system?
You could review patient charts and provide your expertise at your own time and convenience, any day of the week and any hour of the day
There is no need for additional staffing and a physical location to see your patients; all you need is your computer
You will be compensated for your time and expertise at a highly competitive rate
Practice requirements: good standing with the licensing body related to your practice, have third- party insurance related to your practice (such as the CMPA)
Technical requirements: a computer with a secure connection and an updated virus scan
Save Time & Money For Your Patients
Any practicing optometrists/general medical practitioners or ophthalmologist in Canada can apply to use e-eyecare referral system.