Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization

eConsult Pilot Project


Excessive wait times are a significant barrier to appropriate care for many Ontarians. Technological solutions, however, can help address this issue.

SEAMO, in collaboration with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), South East Local Health Integration Network (SELHIN), OntarioMD and the Champlain BASE Project Team embarked on a six-month eConsult pilot project in Kingston on Feb. 1, 2017.

The goal of the pilot is to reduce wait times in Kingston by reducing the number of unnecessary referrals to specialists and to assist primary care providers (PCPs) in better preparing patients for specialist appointments.


  • Start date: Feb. 1, 2017
  • End date: July 31, 2017
  • Number of PCPs required: 40+
  • Number of specialists required: 2 per specialty in 5 or more specialties
  • Minimum total number of eConsults required: 150+
  • PCPs bill OHIP using code K738
  • Specialists receive a pro-rated hourly rate

Frequently Asked Questions

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