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The E-Consult Workgroup is a collaborative effort among providers, payers, technology innovators, and patient advocates to improve access to care. We are pleased to continue this work in 2022 through support from the California Health Care Foundation and our sponsors.

February Events

E-Consult Workgroup 2022 Kickoff

Please join us for this month’s E-Consult Workgroup webinar where we will discuss the 2022 policy outlook with perspectives from our clinical advisors. In addition, we will share highlights of payer supported programs, best practices and recently published data.

February 8, 12-1 PT

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Efficacy of E-Consult to Cure Hepatitis C in Primary Care

We are pleased to feature Jacey Nishiguchi, Pharm.D., presenting a recent study by UC San Francisco providers outlining e-consult’s impact in expanding care to a largely homeless and low-income population. The study demonstrated that over a 31 month program, 242 patients were treated using e-consult who may not have otherwise been treated.


Honoring Black History Month 2022

The 2022 Black History Month theme, Black Health and Wellness, pays homage to medical scholars and health care providers. The theme is especially timely as we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected communities of color and placed unique burdens on Black health care professionals. Learn more about this year’s Black History Month focus here. The E-Consult Workgroup strives to improve access to care with a focus on equity. What is your organization doing to promote black health and wellness using e-consult? Submit your programs to us at and we will highlight them on our website.


Free CME on E-Consult for Behavioral and Mental Health

February 16, 5:30 PM PT  

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The E-Consult Workgroup is pleased to offer free continuing medical education opportunities to providers and those interested in e-consult best practices. On February 16, we will offer a session on E-Consult for Behavioral and Mental Health, presented by faculty Petra Steinbuchel, MD, UCSF. Dr. Steinbuchel will present case examples of effective e-consult communications in response to patients’ behavioral and mental health needs. Register here for this free session.


Recent Publications and News

Highlights from a Targeted E-Consult Program

Targeted automatic e-consults (TACos) address the challenges of traditional specialty consults by prospectively identifying patients using the electronic health record and presenting pertinent information on a dashboard, enabling consultants to provide a virtual consult with written recommendations. The TACo model may improve value by facilitating more expert input without a proportional increase in cost. This UCSF study highlights the importance of billing codes supporting provider reimbursement to achieve sustainability of an e-consult program.


The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)  has announced a $230 million General Fund for the Behavioral Health Services and Supports Platform and related e-Consult service and provider training.


Sponsor Announcements


Invite Your Peers to Join Us!

Invite Your Peers to Join Us! E-Consult Workgroup events are open to all who are interested in increasing access to care. Contact us at


E-Consult Resources

Visit for recent publications, policy updates, event information, and educational materials. We welcome your stories and best practices for use of e-consult at


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