The Communities Oncology Network Referral process (CONRef) is now a secure online web-based system designed to replace the current paper based system. Through this system BC Cancer physicians will submit requests for transfer of care for chemotherapy treatments and medical care to one of the Communities Oncology Network (CON) sites. CONRef allows for electronic transfer of patient information, referral details, relevant protocol and preprinted order from the BC Cancer physician to the CON site.
Referrals can be made by a BC Cancer physician to all Health Authority CON sites. For sites that do not have CAIS access, the requestor will identify the required patient specific documents which need to be attached to the referral (e.g. consultation notes, pathology, imaging, etc.) For referrals to CON sites with CAIS access there would be no need to attach any documents but the CON site will receive a referral notification with patient demographics, a clinical summary, and a suggested treatment course. The designated staff at that particular CON site receives an email notification of the referral. They then log into the web-based site and obtain all referral information and print off the necessary attachments or look up patient information on CAIS. Referring physicians will receive an email notification once the referral has been received by the CON site.
To log into the CONRef system, please follow the link at https://conref.phsa.ca/ For questions or feedback, please email CONRef@bccancer.bc.ca