The Necessary Solution to Unnecessary Wait Times
Champlain BASE™ eConsult is a secure, online platform connecting primary care providers (PCP) to specialists. The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) are supporting the integration of the service into long-term care (LTC) across Ontario.
A number of resources surrounding eConsult have been developed for those working in LTC. There is a plethora of information about the service on the eConsult website, as well as a webinar and an article written by the Ontario CLRI. See below for links to these resources.
Limited access to specialist care remains a major barrier to health care in Canada. There are often high levels of frustration about poor access and too-long wait lists. Residents can often wait months to see specialists, facing frustration and sometimes worsening conditions, only to learn that all they needed was a simple fix. The risks of delays only increase as a person ages and as they become frailer. The Champlain BASE™ eConsult service was created in an effort to reduce these burdens.
On this website, LTC providers can learn more about the history and process of eConsult, as well as register to use it.
Watch a recording of this webinar to learn more about the Champlain BASE™ eConsult service and how it is being implemented in LTC in Ontario.
Read an article written by the Ontario CLRI surrounding the Champlain BASE™ eConsult service. A version of this article was also featured in AdvantAge Ontario’s Action Update.