Published Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 12:59 pm
The Mater Private Hospitals in Dublin and Cork are the first private hospitals in the country to introduce an electronic referral system for GPs.
In order to introduce this new referral system, the hospitals have been working in partnership with both Clanwilliam Health, the nation’s largest practice management provider for private consultants and GP’s and the HSE’s Healthlink, which provides the secure transmission of clinical patient information.
This new E-Referral system allows GPs to safely and securely refer patients to Mater Private Hospitals electronically as well as easily transmit diagnostic results and updates back to the referring doctor.
Dr. Caroline Whelan, Chief Operations Officer of the Mater Private Hospital Group, said that this is “a significant development for GPs” as it allows them to “refer their patients to Mater Private Hospital Services at the touch of a button.”
The new E-Referral System provides a number of benefits to GPs as it not only removes the need for faxing, posting or phoning, but also ensures faster access to the highest quality care in Mater Private Hospitals.