(Video) Over Half of Auckland’s General Practices Now Use CareConnect eReferrals to Improve Referral Quality & Integrate Care
The CareConnect eReferrals initiative is in the throes of revolutionising the primary-secondary care interface. As of today it is installed on 185 Auckland general practices (that’s over half of Auckland’s general practices) and we are currently installing at the rate of five practices a day. Five thousand CareConnect eReferrals have now been sent and that number is climbing sharply.
Using CareConnect eReferrals, referrers can send 24 different customised referral forms to 36 services across three district health boards: Auckland, Waitemata and Counties Manukau. The CareConnect system automatically detects which DHB the patient should go to, based on the patient’s home address (NHI) and where that particular service is available. When fully deployed and integrated with the DHBs’ patient management systems, the CareConnect solution will be without doubt the most advanced, standards-based eReferral system in the world.
In this video, Dr Kim Bannister, GP at Mairangi Medical Centre and Primary Care Advisor, says, “It’s great to to put a referral through and you get the acknowledgement back within half a minute that the referral’s been received and acknowledged.”