Where to Start
An eConsult can be created from one of two places:
1) The eConsult module, which can be accessed from the Schedule Page, by clicking "EConsults". You can then launch a new eConsult by clicking "New Request"
Click eConsult to enter the eConsult Module from Schedule Page
Click New Request to create a new eConsult from the eConsult Module
2) From a Patient's Chart by clicking on the eConsult "+" button in the left pane
Click "+" in the eConsult subsection to launch a new eConsult for a given patient
When an eConsult is created from a patient's chart, the patient's demographic information is automatically populated into the eConsult request. When the eConsult is created from the eConsult module, you will have to manually search and associate a patient to the new eConsult request.
Selecting a Specialist
After the new eConsult has been associated with a patient, you will need to identify the Specialist you want the eConsult sent to. You can do this by clicking on the "Search Specialist" link above the patient's information.
You can search for specialists in one of two ways: a) By Searching for a specific specialist or group of specialists (i.e. a local Gastroenterology Service group); or, b) By Searching by Base Managed Specialty Group.
Base Managed Specialty Groups are regionally or provincially managed services with groups of specialists for a given specialty or sub-specialty (e.g. pediatric cardiology). Cases received by Base Managed Specialty Groups are assigned by the Group based on specialist availability.
Adding eConsult Information
eConsult information can be added in the following fields:
A brief description of your eConsult question.
These are the details around your consult question that you want the Specialist to be aware of, which can include Clinical Data directly from the patient's chart that can be selected by clicking "+ Insert Clinical Data" at the bottom right of the Notes screen.
Documents can be attached by either dragging and dropping files from your file system, or by selecting "Browse Patient Documents" to attach a document already on the patient's Chart in Avaros.
If you aren't able to complete an eConsult, you can always click "Save Draft" in the bottom panel of the eConsult, and come back to it another time.
You can keep working on your drafts by going to the "Drafts" folder under "All Requests". Once a Draft is ready to go, you can submit it by clicking "Submit Consult".