Electronic Referrals

Electronic Referrals

Sending outpatient referrals electronically

Save time and cut consumable costs by sending your outpatient referrals electronically for free using either Best Practice, Medical Director or Genie.

An e-referral is an electronic document that can be sent electronically from one healthcare service to another, opposed to the current process of faxing or posting the referral.

The focus of this program is to implement a solution that enables the exchange of electronic referrals between different healthcare providers, regardless of the primary clinical information system currently in use and help to streamline your referral processes.

At no cost to the general practitioners or general practices, you can send e-referrals through Healthlink SmartForms.

Healthlink SmartForms can be used from Medical Director 3.17.1 and above, Best Practice Premier (LAVA) and above and Genie 8.8 and above.

In the latest development update, HealthPathways Melbourne has been integrated with HealthLink SmartForms to assist the GP in clinic decision and referral support across a range of conditions.

e-Referral Solutions

Healthlink SmartForms:

Healthlink SmartForms e-referral solution is integrated within Medical Director, Best Practice and Genie and will streamline the completion and submission of electronic referrals. From your software programs, GPs will be able to select a form, have it pre-populated automatically with data from the electronic patient record, have it validated and sent securely to the intended recipient, and receive an aknowledgement of receipt without the need to print and fax. A copy of the form will automatically be stored securely in the patient’s record.

Technical Criteria

Use of the following internet browsers: Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11; Chrome or Edge. This project doesn’t support Firefox or Safari browsers.

Contact us

Digital Health Team

Email: digitalhealth@emphn.org.au