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In September 2019, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has announced new regulations in "Transitions in Care". One of the most important regulations indicates consultant physicians must acknowledge referrals no later than 14 days to the patients and referring physicians. This action has significantly reduced the chance of losing follow-ups in the referring process.

However, patients are still facing these problems:

  • Limited access to detailed practice information of health care providers. Unsure if you have been referred to a specialist that fits your need; unable to find a family doctor.
  • Little involvement in health care planning.  It's good to compare options with your doctors, but since you know so little, most doctors decide for you.

Your medical providers are unable to fully meet your expectations due to their limitations. They are overwhelmed by the variety, the amount and the changing frequency of specialists' practice preferences and medical programs/services.

You may also have trouble accessing health care programs/services. As some of them are overwhelmed by demands, some are lack of public awareness, and some are being cut off.

Increasing transparency of medical system and boosting public awareness of medical resources will help improve your situation and our medical system. 

MedTimeSaber is determined to create a transparent medical referral system, guiding patients to find the proper resource in a timely manner. Information provided to you will be updated continuously through our research. Meanwhile, doctors are encouraged to join and post their information. Trust your doctor's professional advice and use MedTimeSaber to empower you to be a true partner in your health care journey. Confidently discuss the options with your doctor and stay optimistic. See how to gain access as a patient and use E-Secretary service.

Please tell your families and friends about us, we would love to help! 

 

Vera Li
Founder of MedTimeSaber                                                                                                                             

For further reading:

Anatomy of a referral: Why wait times for specialists are still too long
"Ontario's Patient Engagement Frame Work" first released in fall 2016 by Health Quality Ontario