The HealthPathways program launched in November 2016 and has since become a go-to resource for many GPs by providing localised referral pathways. These localised pathways provides valuable information for managing patients and reviewing required information for public and private specialist referrals.
If you haven’t used HealthPathways yet, it is a website that provides health professionals with guidance on clinical assessment and management of medical conditions, combined with a clinical service directory. Although its primary audience is general practice, it is available to all healthcare professionals.
Every page of HealthPathways is the result of a collaboration between general practitioners and specialists. This process has created locally relevant clinical information and is building new relationships between primary and secondary care. Our HealthPathways team has a commitment to responding to feedback from its users; focusing our efforts on providing resources that health providers need.
The website provides relevant clinical information, formatted in a way that is readily accessible during a patient consultation. The tool also differs from other clinical guidance websites by incorporating a local service directory. HealthPathways aims to display all public, private and community health service information; including referral criteria. In particular, HealthPathways can assist GPs making referrals to the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service as it lists the required referral criteria to each specialty department.
In the initial stages many pages were headlined with “Not yet adapted for Sunshine Coast”, but each week we localise more and more pathways. Check out HealthPathways and see what’s new.
Visit: sunshinecoast.healthpathwayscommunity.org to access the site
For general enquires about HealthPathways and how you can get involved, contact HealthPathways Coordinator Clinton Bazley on 5456 8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.