Sending eReferrals: At A Glance

Get started with sending eReferrals through Ocean by reading through this handy getting started guide.

  1. Initiate Your Ocean eReferral
    • You can access the Ocean eReferral Network from the link in your EMR (for integrated EMRs) or directly from the Ocean eReferral Network to initiate your referral.
  2. Select an eReferral Site
    • Search for your desired referral site to create your eReferral.
  3. Send Your eReferral
    • Complete the eRequisition form and send your referral off to the referral site.
  4. View & Track Your eReferral
    • You will receive email notifications about the status of your referral(s).
    • From there, you can view and track the status of your referral from within your EMR and/or the eRequests tab of the Ocean Portal.
Visit the Ocean eReferral Network website to access downloadable resources and to learn more about Ocean eReferral Network. 

Initiate Your Ocean eReferral

  1. Initiate your eReferral.

    • With an Ocean account, you can initiate an Ocean eReferral the EMR link to the Ocean eReferral Network or directly from the Ocean eReferral Network website.
PS Suite Users Accuro Users OSCAR Users
  • Insert the Ocean custom form and select "Find Health Service".
  1. View the Ocean eReferral Network.


Select an eReferral Site

  • Choose a service and/or search for a specific site in the Ocean eReferral Network. Once you find the service and/or site that you're looking for, select it and click "Send eReferral".
  • If the "Send eReferral" button isn't there, the site you've chosen does not accept eReferrals. However, you can still print a paper referral for that site by clicking "Print eReferral".

Send Your eReferral

  • Complete the eReferral form, as required. If you are sending a referral from an EMR link, your patient's demographic information will autopopulate the form.
  • If you are sending an eReferral as a a delegate, you will need to select the appropriate provider that you are referring on behalf of (from the dropdown menu at the top of the "Referrer Information" panel).
  • Click the "eRefer" button to send your eReferral.
  • Once sent, you will see a confirmation window. If you are using a non-integrated EMR, you can copy and paste this information directly into your patient's chart in your EMR.

View & Track Your eReferral

  1. View your eReferral.

PS Suite Users Accuro Users OSCAR Users
  • You can view and track the status of your referral directly within the patient's chart.
  1. Check the status of your eReferral.

    • If you are a PS Suite or OSCAR user, your eReferral activity will be automatically updated in your patient's chart.
    • If you are using Accuro or a non-integrated EMR, you can view and check the status of your eReferral in the eRequests tab of the Ocean Portal.

If you've liked your referral to your own Ocean account, you will also automatically receive email updates when the status of your eReferral changes (i.e. if it's booked, cancelled, or changed). More details about these email updates can be found in the article "eReferral Notification Email Rules".