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Champlain BASE™ eConsult

  • Resource Type: Report, Webinar, Website
  • Posted On: February 20, 2018
  • Author/Source: Dr. Clare Liddy
  • Audience(s): Clinicians, Leaders and managers

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.

Background

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.

Links

Champlain BASE™ eConsult Website

On this website, LTC providers can learn more about the history and process of eConsult, as well as register to use it.

Webinar – Expanding the Champlain BASE™ eConsult Service into LTC

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.

AdvantAge Ontario Article

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.


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