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.