HealthPathways

 

HealthPathways is an online clinical and referral information portal used by clinicians at the point of care. HealthPathways provides GPs access to management and treatment options on a range of clinical presentations and information about local clinical services and their referral processes. 

The site uses a scalable format allowing users to customise the level of detail displayed, providing a quick access during consultations or more detailed information to be viewed at a later time.

Links to reputable patient information (including translated patient information where available) and clinical resources are also provided in most clinical pathways.

 

HealthPathways Update

As of Tuesday, 26 February 2019, the new mobile-friendly site will become the standard site for all users. The site uses a slightly different layout and colour scheme as well as a few minor layout changes. For an overview of these changes, please see the mobile FAQs.

HealthPathways now has 465 localised pathways that cover a range of clinical and psychosocial presentations and relevant local health services for referral. New updates include:

Date

Pathway or Resource

25/02/2019

Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

22/02/2019

Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

15/02/2019

Positive Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)

14/02/2019

Chronic Hepatitis C

14/02/2019

Chronic Hepatitis B

13/02/2019

Liver Cancer

11/02/2019

Non-urgent Liver Specialist Referrals

04/02/2019

Ganglia

04/02/2019

Trigger Finger

04/02/2019

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

04/02/2019

Dupuytren's Contracture

01/02/2019

Child Dietitian Services

 

Health Resource Directory has gone live with a range of new factsheets in August and it is expected that 18 new translated factsheets and over 40 translated audio versions will be live in the next two months. The number of health topics and health service informations on the site now exceeds 130 pages and continues to expand alongside HealthPathways.

New updates include:

  • Lung cancer factsheet (English)
  • Living with HIV (English)
  • Problem Gambling (English)
  • Quitting Smoking (English)

 

 

Get involved

​Health professionals wishing to be involved in HealthPathways can do so in a variety of ways:

  • Attend workgroups to be part of the conversation of how to improve care coordination and the patient experience of medical care in South Western Sydney

  • Be a pathway consultant for newly localised pathways to ensure they provide high quality, locally relevant information

  • Suggest pathway areas to be developed in the future

The HealthPathways Project Site provides further information regarding HealthPathways, upcoming CPD and Workgroup events, summaries of previous workgroups, and ways to be involved in the HealthPathways program.

If you wish to find out more, with your Practice Support Officer to request a practice visit from the team or email healthpathways@swsahs.nsw.gov.au.

 

HealthPathways South Western Sydney is a joint project between the South Western Sydney Local Health District and the South Western Sydney PHN. The site is free to use for health professionals practising in South Western Sydney.