Streamline the Referral Process with a Physician Portal

AbbaDox Referring Physician Portal enables referring doctors and their staff to securely access reports and images, request appointments, manage patient eligibility, and so much more!

The easier you make the referral process, the more patients you are likely to have referred. After all, in this age of healthcare reform, almost every medical practice is challenged to make the most of its time, and the specialists who support referrer efficiencies often win big in patient recommendations.

Today, a robust referring physician portal can help you streamline the patient referral and intake process, in addition to supporting timely results distribution for your completed exams.  The best portals automate workflow for your staff as well as for referrers.

AbbaDox Referring Physician Portal streamlines the referral process and provides a collaborative way to manage the referral process and relationships with referring physicians.

Key Components

  • Report Retrieval

  • DICOM and Image Sharing

  • EHR and CPOE Integration

  • Shared Workflow Processes

  • Appointment Request Interface

  • Payer Eligibility Verification

  • Test or Study Ordering

  • Bar-coded Intake Forms

  • Online Archives

  • Advanced Search Filtering

  • Patient Educational Materials

  • Chat Capability


AbbaDox Referring Physician Portal offers a range of advanced features delivering enhanced referring physician collaboration and ease-of-use. Providing streamlined web-based access to critical healthcare information, the AbbaDox Portal supports viewing of both DICOM and non-DICOM images, reports and forms on a PC, Mac or tablet. The Image Viewer connects to multiple and different PACS while providing a uniform viewer for referring physicians.

The Portal delivers advanced exam scheduling using a referrer’s CPOE or online request form, as well as exam eligibility verification across all major payers. It auto-populates digital patient intake forms with required patient data for referrer download and printing.

Physicians also benefit from access to patient pre-exam instructions, education materials, and patient prior exams and missed appointment history. Referrers can conveniently reach out to practice staff for additional information through the portal’s sophisticated online chat feature.


The AbbaDox Image Viewer is a Microsoft® Silverlight-powered solution that lets you share images and final results to referring and consulting physicians through the Web. The Image Viewer connects to multiple and different PACS while providing a uniform viewer for referring physicians.  Eliminating the need to install and maintain mini-PACS workstations and VPNs at physicians’ offices, the AbbaDox Image Viewer pre-caches complex images to provide doctors with immediate access to critical healthcare information using only a DSL connection and any Web browser.


  • Streamline the sharing of images with referring physicians

  • Eliminate expensive installations and maintenance

  • Connect multiple PACS and unify the viewing experience

  • Avoid PACS licensing fees

  • Provide referring physicians with access to diagnostic images

A high-performance physician portal helps support the referral process with:

  • Easy Access to Reports and Images. Provide referring physicians online access to their patients’ images and reports for greater convenience.

  • Online appointment requests. Enable your referrers to send appointment requests before patients leave the office to help ensure recommended care compliance.

  • Electronic exam ordering.  Online exam ordering is a convenience for both referring physicians and patients and also helps ensure patient follow through.  Look for a portal that provides easy access to common procedural codes.

  • Insurance verification.  Verify patient coverage prior to the patient visit, saving complications and time for all involved.

  • Patient educational material.  Provide referrers with a selection of downloadable and printable patient educational materials for common procedures to explain upcoming exams and provide reassurance.

  • Pre-exam instructions. Provide instructions, such as required fasting and special diets, medication avoidance and tips on comfortable attire.

  • Driving directions.  Help patients meet their appointment times with reminders and driving directions.

  • Web Chat.  A web chat feature is convenient so referring practice staff can have their questions answered quickly.