Recognised as the foundation to improving care across healthcare settings, eReferral is a structured electronic document that is sent electronically from one provider to another to facilitate a better exchange of information. Importantly, an eReferral is encrypted so only the intended recipient can access the information in it.
BPAC SeNT e-Referral Module
While there are several third party eReferral products currently available, Murray PHN is supporting general practices by funding the purchase and installation of BPAC SeNT e-Referral Module and providing training for eligible users.
BPAC SeNT e-Referral Module allows GPs to send secure electronic referrals to both public and consenting private specialists and in future, allied health providers. It supports the safe delivery of required information to the right service to ensure accurate and prompt patient triage. When compared to traditional referral methods, SeNT e-Referrals are said to be three times less likely to be sent back to GPs for additional information.
How it works
SeNT e-Referrals use locally agreed referral criteria and service information sourced from HealthPathways. They are activated via clinical software and do not require any specialised software.
The e-Referral Module works by extracting data from the patient’s electronic medical record and puts it into the e-Referral template, which can then be sent electronically to the receiving health service without the need to print and fax. A copy is also automatically stored securely in the patient’s record.
Murray PHN has been supporting general practices to trial SeNT e-Referral. Practices in the Central Victoria [Bendigo region] have been using SeNT referrals successfully since 2018. The Goulburn Valley region is joining the rollout in June 2022, with remaining regions, including Mildura and Swan Hill in the North West, by the end of the 2022.
Murray PHN's digital health team are currently contacting GPs with eligible clinical systems to be part of BPAC SeNT e-Referral Module regional roll outs. If you would like to know more prior, please contact the digital health team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and resources
Using Electronic referrals and My Health Record to improve efficiencies in your practice PowerPoint presentation and webinar recording (14 March 2023):
- Practice news February 2023 update
- Practice User Guide SeNT Murray region 2022
- Quick Reference Guide SeNT eReferrals
- Living referrals information sheet
- BPAC SeNT Help Desk poster
- Coming soon - BPAC practice welcome pack
- All BPAC Clinical Solutions training videos
- SeNT Referrals video walkthrough
- HealthPathways integration
- Sent Referrals - Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy form demo
- Living referrals
How we can help
Whether you're new to SeNT e-Referral or already using the software, if you require support with registration, training or problem solving please contact:
- Murray PHN's digital health team e: email@example.com
- BPAC e: firstname.lastname@example.org or t: 1800 247 544
If you are starting the registration process, click here for the online form.
If you are using SeNT software and you have noticed missing referral or service information, please go to the Murray HealthPathways website and send your feedback via the blue speech bubble bottom right.
Or click below to return back to the digital health home page:
Page last updated 21 March 2023