An eConsult is a digital approach to improving access to specialty care. eConsults offer an efficient way for consultation between clinicians and specialists. As a result, patients have access to high-quality consultation in a convenient and cost-effective while they improve their direct care. Clinicians use an eConsult platform, such as RubiconMD, to manage their patients’ care.
Primary care clinicians can submit an eConsult to 120 specialties and subspecialties about a patient or clinical case. Most common questions seek advice on a patient's diagnosis (e.g. based on abnormal labs, history, physical exam etc), treatment (e.g. after patient failed multiple treatment options, formulary changes, side effects from current regimen), and diagnostics/referral needs (e.g. is there a need for a biopsy, imaging, additional labs, etc).