HealthPathways (Sydney and South Eastern Sydney) is an online local health information portal to support local GPs and health professionals to the point of consultation. It provides clinical decision support frameworks on how to assess and manage medical conditions, and how to appropriately refer patients to local services and specialists in the most efficient way.
HealthPathways Sydney is based on a highly successful model of collaboration developed in New Zealand. It has resulted in significant improvements in the way that hospitals and general practices share the care and clinical management of patients. It has reduced costs and improved the quality of patient care.
The name HealthPathways reflects the referral lines, or ‘pathways’, which link patients to the most appropriate treatment, local service or specialist. While HealthPathways is aimed at general practitioners, it can also be used by hospital specialists, practice nurses, Residential Aged Care Facility staff and allied health providers.
HealthPathways is a dynamic collaboration between Central and Eastern Sydney PHN and neighbouring Local Health Districts (LHDs) and Local Health Networks (LHNs). General practitioners, hospital specialists and community and allied health providers are all actively involved in creating and reviewing HealthPathways.