As part of our ongoing commitment to our referring General Practitioners, we are delighted to be up and running with our e-referral system within our Radiology Department. The system has been introduced smoothly in conjunction with Clanwilliam Health and Healthlink.
Electronic Referrals are fast becoming the default referral pathway between primary and secondary care institutions in Ireland. Since the introduction of the new GDPR regulations on May 25th 2018 the demand for secure clinical communications has increased further and from a GPs perspective the Clanwilliam Health/Healthlink eReferral functionality removes all of the GDPR risk associated with tradition referral communications.
All of our referring GPs can now generate a radiology referral in a matter of seconds for their patients, send it electronically to Aut Even Hospital and be assured that all information is safe and secure as well as received in an efficient and timely manner.
In the coming months it is planned that the e-referral system will be rolled out to other departments within the Hospital in order to further improve efficiencies and service levels.