New SHA/SCA Requisitions - Coming Fall 2019

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) have teamed up to create new requisitions specific for SCA use.

Patients receiving outpatient care at either the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina or the Saskatoon Cancer Centre will be given an SHA/SCA branded requisition for laboratory and diagnostic imaging requests. The new requisitions will better serve oncology patients in Saskatchewan and support automated efficiencies the SCA .

There will be nine new requisitions:

SHA/SCA Laboratory Requisitions

  • Pathology and Laboratory Services 
  • Microbiology, Virology, and Molecular Microbiology 

SHA/SCA Diagnostic Imaging Requisitions

  • Medical Imaging 
  • MRI Consultation 
  • PET/CT 
  • Nuclear Medicine 
  • Bone Densitometry 

SHA/SCA Other Requisitions

  • Non-Invasive Cardiology 
  • Pulmonary Function 

The new requisitions are co-branded with both the SHA and SCA logos. All requisitions list the tests requested and contain the necessary patient demographic information. The ordering physician’s contact information is also displayed.

Locations that perform laboratory and diagnostic imaging tests will be required to accept the new SHA/SCA requisitions to provide testing services to patients. There is no anticipated change to internal testing processes with the new requisitions.

Current SHA/community requisitions will continue to be used. The new SHA/SCA requisitions are in addition to the existing ones.

The new requisitions will be introduced by the end of November in Saskatoon and by the end of January in Regina.