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eConsult Deployment and EMR Intergration

eConsult improves patient care through timely access to specialist advice, and often eliminates the need to send patients for in-person specialist visits. Physicians and nurse practitioners use a private and secure web portal to send a specialist a clinical question about their patient and receive a prompt response, generally within two days.

In addition to deploying eConsult to clinicians across the province, OntarioMD is leading the integration of eConsult with clinician EMRs. EMR integration of eConsult complements the service on OTNhub by offering clinicians an additional, convenient access point.

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Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners - Contact your OntarioMD Practice Advisor or email 

Specialists: Contact the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence at

Technical Questions: Contact OTN at 1-855-654-0888 or

Convenient eConsult Access Through EMR Integration

The 20,000+ EMR-connected clinicians across Ontario prefer to access digital health tools through their EMRs, to improve patient access and clinical workflows. That’s why OntarioMD has been working with clinicians and EMR vendors to make eConsult available through certified EMRs.

Findings from our eConsult EMR Integration Outcome Evaluation Final Report show that:

  • 90% of clinicians who use eConsult through their EMRs agree that this method improves workflow.

  • 90% of clinicians with access to eConsult through their EMRs agree that using the EMR-integrated version motivates them to use it more.

  • 80% of clinicians who use eConsult integrated with their EMRs report that eConsults are easy to submit.

  • Clinicians who submit eConsults through their EMR save nearly 5 minutes compared to submitting via the web-based solution


eConsult EMR integration is currently available through QHR Technologies' Accuro® EMR, Avaros EMR, YES EMR and YMS EMR. OntarioMD is working closely with other EMR vendors to integrate the eConsult service. All OntarioMD-certified EMR vendors are encouraged to review the specification and contact us at to facilitate deployment.

Access to eConsult through your EMR will depend on your EMR vendor's specific timeline for incorporating eConsult into their EMR offerings.  In the interim, as EMR integration is underway, we encourage you to continue using eConsult through OTNhub.