Provider News

eConsults Now Available for 3 Additional Service Lines, Plus Tips and Tricks

June 5, 2024

As of May 22, eConsults are now available for three additional service lines: Adolescent Medicine, Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases. Additionally, the current Gender Clinic eConsult has been updated and moved under Adolescent Medicine. Dermatology, Endocrinology and Neurology have been using eConsults since March 27. eConsults are available via EpicCare Link.

Service lines have thoughtfully developed order templates for specific conditions to be able to gather the most pertinent information and provide you with the most comprehensive suggestions.

Adolescent Medicine has templates for:

  • Reproductive Health
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Clinic (updated)

Gastroenterology has templates for:

  • Infant with Bloody Stool
  • Abnormal Celiac Screening
  • Constipation
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Infectious Diseases has templates for:

  • Perinatal Infectious Exposure (Cytomegalovirus – CMV)
  • Perinatal Infectious Exposure (Hepatitis B – HBV)
  • Perinatal Infectious Exposure (Hepatitis C – HCV)
  • Perinatal Infectious Exposure (Syphilis)
  • Perinatal Infectious Exposure (Toxoplasma)
  • Perinatal Infectious Exposure (Unspecified)
  • Latent Tuberculosis (TB)/TB Infection
  • Recurrent Fevers
  • Interpretation of Diagnostic Test Result
  • Unspecified Clinical Question

Next eConsult Wave Expected in July for 5 Additional Service Lines

Now that Waves 1 and 2 are complete, we are working toward Wave 3 go-live, with plans to include Neurodevelopmental Medicine, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Sleep Medicine. We will share additional details in our July issue of Provider News.

Reminder: Providers Must Accept and Sign eConsults

When submitting an eConsult to Seattle Children's, there are two steps required to send the eConsult order: Accept and "Sign". 

Step 1 – Accept

  • After you enter information in the eConsult template, click “Accept” to move to the next screen called “Order Entry.”

Step 2 – Sign

  • In the “Order Entry” window, you will see the eConsult order under the section called "Unsigned New Orders."
  • At the bottom of the window, click "Sign."
  • Clicking "Sign" is the step that sends the eConsult to the Seattle Children's specialist.

Not ready to submit your order yet?

In the “Order Entry” window, you can select “Pend” to keep that unsigned order available until you are ready to send to Seattle Children's.

Did you know?

There is a 15-minute timeout in EpicCare Link after inactivity.

If you have not clicked "Sign" or “Pend,” you will lose any unsigned new orders when you leave the “Order Entry” screen or you time out.


Additional resources can be found within the EpicCare Link application, including a demo video and quick start guides for EpicCare Link community users and eConsult users.

See also the EpicCare Link and eConsults page for: