HealthPathways access

Visit SpotOnHealth HealthPathways by clicking on the button below:

A username and password is required to access SpotOnHealth HealthPathways. If you do not have one, please contact us at
spotonhealth@health.qld.gov.au.

What is SpotOnHealth HealthPathways?

SpotOnHealth HealthPathways is designed to help clinicians navigate the complex primary, community, and acute care systems of the greater Brisbane South region, including Brisbane South, Redlands, Logan and the Scenic Rim catchments.  It provides clinicians with web-based information on the management and referral of more than 550 conditions. Each care pathway is a peer-approved, standardised clinical decision support tool that lets a clinician make the right management and treatment decisions for a patient. It also includes local referral options and how to access them.

HealthPathways is based on an initiative from the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) in Christchurch, New Zealand, which provides a ‘whole of system’ approach to effective integration of acute and primary health care services. It is designed to be used at point of care primarily by general practitioners but is also available to specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals.

The secure portal is not available for use by patients, however there are local resources for clinicians to provide to patients.

Who is involved?

Metro South Health and Brisbane South PHN are committed to supporting general practice.  Resources from both organisations, together with start-up funding from the Queensland Government Department of Health, have enabled us to embrace the opportunity to deliver SpotOnHealth HealthPathways in the Brisbane South region.  Partnerships with Mater Health Services and Children’s Health Queensland ensure that care pathways can be localised for a wide range of patient care needs relevant to our region. 

Health Pathways is developed by clinicians for clinicians.  SpotOnHealth HealthPathways is being progressively localised through collaborations between general practitioners, hospital specialists, allied health and nursing providers, non-government organisations and peak bodies. Each pathway goes through the following general development stages

  • Identify the key stakeholders 
  • Draft content of localised pathway by GP Clinical Editor
  • Review of draft pathway by GP and acute care Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) 
  • Finalise pathway and publish on the website.

Get involved

You can contact the SpotOnHealth HealthPathways team at spotonhealth@health.qld.gov.au to:

  • Make a suggestion or send us feedback
  • Get involved in developing a pathway
  • Request a pathway to be localised or developed.

How is it maintained?

The pathways on SpotOnHealth HealthPathways are kept current through continuous feedback and peer review. Each pathway is formally reviewed every 3 years by clinicians across primary and acute care.