eConsult is an innovative telehealth program that uses a web-based secure messaging platform to facilitate communication between providers and improve access to specialty care expertise.  Providers can submit a consult via the platform to a specialist who will review the clinical information.  Lab results, X-rays and photographs can be attached to the consult to help the reviewer.  The specialist can either refer the patient for a face-to-face visit in the clinic or help co-manage the patient with the submitting provider via the messaging dialog box.  Health Agency providers from DHS, DPH and DMH can be submitters, specialists or both within the eConsult platform and seamlessly refer to each other.  Since its inception in July 2012, providers throughout the Health Agency have submitted over 570,000 eConsults.

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