Question: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) has recently updated standards that physicians must meet respecting the receipt, acceptance, notification and fulfillment of referral requests in outpatient settings. There are metrics and milestones. Would adoption of Connect Care closed-loop referral workflows comply with these standards?
Answer: Prescribers and support staff who use Connect Care referral management tools (both to place and to receive referrals) will use information flows that include all data elements required by the CPSA. Tracking of CPSA events occurs automatically. Required notifications to referring physicians are automatically prompted. For a quick review of CPSA expectations and Connect Care matching functions: