Optimize patient care and shorten your waitlist by screening consults through Alethea eConsultation.
Alethea helps improve access to Specialist expertise, prevent unnecessary in-person referrals, and enhance the quality of any subsequent in-person consultations. eConsultations sent through Alethea contain the information you need to effectively intervene early in the patient care cycle, remotely. Our user-friendly platform promotes communication and collaboration between Family Physicians and Specialists to better manage and triage patients at the primary care level.
Secure, asynchronous communication through Alethea avoids the "telephone tag" associated with phone consult services, while also permitting the secure sharing of patient images. Alethea integrates into your workflow. All communications are eFaxed to your clinic to ensure patient files are kept up to date. We provide secure communication between specialists, and MOAs.
Alethea is easy to use and you can get started right away. Alethea has gone above and beyond to ensure communications are fast, integrated, and reliable, without sacrificing security. With Alethea, you can receive quick advice knowing that your eConsults are secure, and you will not need to use external channels to share patient information.
We provide the platform to primary care physicians at no cost. Alethea will keep track of your billable activities on the portal and submit them, keeping a small percentage as an administration fee to help fund distribution of smartphones, otoscopes and product support. We issue payment directly to referring physicians and specialists on a monthly basis. Please refer to province specific pages for a more detailed breakdown of billable activities.
Verbal consent to take an image and send it through an eConsult is all that is required (just like obtaining verbal consent for a traditional referral). Alethea maintains PIPA compliance.
Yes, our digital otoscope is an approved Class I medical device. The artificial intelligence is currently for educational use only, with a submission in progress as a Class II Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).
Yes, we have a PIA that has been submitted to the OIPC. We can provide our physicians with details pertaining to the amendment recommended for their clinic PIAs upon enrolment into our platform.
No, all images that are collected and stored in our AI database are stripped of any patient data or identifying factors. The CPSA have approved the use of images in this context.
There is no conflict of interest to worry about with using the platform. While you are being reimbursed through Alethea Medical, we bill AH on behalf of all our physicians according to AH eReferral billing codes and guidelines. Certainly, there is an additional financial incentive to using the platform, one which AH put in place to represent the value that these types of tools yield for physicians and patients. We manage the billing so that we can provide the hardware for free, and facilitate access to care without creating prohibitive financial barriers for clinics.
Alethea makes it as easy as possible to provide eConsult advice. Most consults can be answered within a few minutes, depending on the complexity of the case. The time commitment will also depend on the number of consultants available within a specialty, and the number of consults received within a given time frame.
Alethea will work with you to develop a structured eConsult form that will be filled out by the Family Physicians when sending an eConsult. This helps ensure that the eConsults contain the right information for you to help you accurately provide advice.
If you do not have the ability to accept a new patient for an in-person consultation based on your schedule, or central triage processes, it is advised that you still let the referring Family Physician know that an in-person consultation is recommended, and that they will need to submit a traditional referral for this patient. If you are able to provide advice to help that physician determine the best / fastest pathway for that patient, it is always appreciated.
Alethea is easy to use and you can get started right away. Alethea has gone above and beyond to ensure communications are fast, integrated, and reliable, without sacrificing security. With Alethea, you can send quick advice knowing that your eConsults are secure, and you will not need to use external channels to share patient information.
Communication through Alethea is asynchronous. There is no need to schedule a call with another busy physician. Alethea provides specialists with access to our streamlined eConsult service allowing you to provide the best care possible.