Nova Scotia launched a new single-entry intake model for managing and coordinating referrals for surgical consults in March 2023. Diagnostic Imaging went live with MRI on September 27, 2023. Ultrasound is expected to be incorporated on December 6, 2023. This model is supported by an eReferral tool, a surgical central intake office / centralized waitlist and diagnostic imaging central queue.
In time, all primary care providers and surgeons (Nova Scotia Health and IWK) will be required to use this tool and approach as the new standard for sending and receiving surgical consults and diagnostic imaging referrals for the province.
The Nova Scotia eReferral Resource Hub has been designed to support access to this eReferral tool and its use. Learn how to make the most of this digital healthcare access tool with focused guides and training resources made for Nova Scotia's providers.
If you are a surgeon or primary care provider select the appropriate onboarding request and complete the form to get started. You will receive a follow up communication from a deployment team member once this is complete. Other health care providers are not yet being onboarded to Ocean.
Get your primary care clinic / practice set up and ready to send referrals.
Learn how to get your office set up and ready to receive and manage referrals electronically.
eReferrals aim to support faster consults and improved patient communication.