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Nova Scotia tutorials (detailed)

Comprehensive ~25-minute recorded live tutorial sessions walking through all the steps required to send and receive Ocean eReferral for surgical and diagnostic imaging pathways.

For DI eReferrals

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Nova Scotia demos (summarizing key steps)

Brief (2-3 min) Nova Scotia-created video segments demonstrating core eReferral workflows for Med Access, Accuro and non-integrated EMR users. Click here to watch the Referral Overview video.

Nova Scotia printable reference guides

Quick, printable PDF guides walking through various aspects of Ocean eReferral.

eReferral enhancements

Review the latest related enhancements improving eReferral user experience as of December 11 2023.

Prior Limitation

New Enhancement

Automatic email notifications were not being sent when the anticipated wait time to appointment was added by the referral recipient.

Automatic email notifications are sent to the patient / referrer when an anticipated wait time to appointment is added or updated. Patients must provide an email address to receive these notifications. This helps referral recipients meet the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) referral standard regarding patient and provider notifications.

When redirecting a declined or cancelled eReferral, the referrer must re-enter patient information and attachments.

Referrers now have a “redirect” option in the referral Action Menu that redirects them to the Healthmap with patient demographics and original attachments included. Most referrers will not need this option since team members supporting surgery central intake / the provincial Diagnostic Imaging (DI) queue routinely follow-up and reroute referrals as needed on their behalf, saving them time.
Resource: Resubmit / redirect cancelled or declined eReferral

Residents set up as delegates to send referrals do not have their preceptor information included with their referrals.

Referrals from residents now show as being sent on behalf of their preceptor.
Resource: Set a Clinical Delegate user for your Ocean account

Users working at multiple locations can only add one clinic address in their user settings.

Users can configure multiple locations and choose which location they are sending the referral from.
Resource: Managing your Clinical Information / Clinic Locations

Vendor resources (Ocean eReferral)

Videos and written guides

Getting started guides and demonstration videos are provided below to guide you through the steps of setting up your Ocean user account and sending or receiving an eReferral. Please select the tabbed option below that applies to your practice/clinic.

Technical support articles

More Ocean resources

Download the Ocean-MA Extension

The Ocean-MA Extension allows Med Access users to send chart files directly to Ocean without requiring a download and upload from the user's machine.

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Search the Ocean Knowledge Base

Ocean maintains a comprehensive knowledge base with articles, guides and video walkthroughs designed to help users make the most of their new digital capabilities.

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