Some news on the SADIE tool
Starting July 1, 2019, SADIE will be available to all Ontario physicians and nurse practitioners.
The development of SADIE has been very complex. The ministry has been focusing on the functionality that will deliver the highest value for patients/prescribers and the ministry first, ensuring those are successfully delivered before moving on to other items.
As a result, the ministry is delivering SADIE in a series of iterations, beginning with the prescriber portal. The SADIE portal allows prescribers to research criteria, complete requests using criteria-based forms for some drugs and generic forms for all others, and to be able to submit the request to the Exceptional Access Program. Because SADIE helps ensure that requests are properly completed, the turnaround times for requests submitted through SADIE have been significantly faster than the average for faxed in requests.
SADIE is work in progress: new capabilities and functions will be added as they are developed. Future releases of SADIE will be extending access to prescribers’ support resources so that they are able to perform many functions on behalf of the prescriber.
- All EAP drugs are available on the system.
- The target end date for full completion of SADIE is August 2020.
- Full completion means the inclusion of the ability for prescribers to assign delegates (That’s us) and near real time adjudication for some drugs.