iRAD Project Information


  • SWSPHN commenced iRAD in 2016, with a vendor selected in June 2017
  • The project delivered five sites in 2019 (General Practice and After Hours Clinics).
  • iRAD provides a fit-for-purpose, interoperable dataset to support transition of patient care.
  • Functionality includes sharing clinical data between GPs including using MyHR as a source of data and providing a view of the GP data to an acute setting.


Current Phase 

   iRAD is currently expanding to include:

  • more locations and services within the SWSPHN geographical area.
  • other geographical areas through collaborative partnerships with other PHNs.
  • other healthcare sector services through partnerships with care organisations e.g. Residential Care, Allied Health.


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Future Phases

The ultimate vision is for an interoperable health IT ecosystem that strives to deliver better care to communities, lowering healthcare costs and lead us to value-based care.

Successive phases of the project are being planned after the initial Project iRAD proof of concept:

  • iRAD expansion within South Western Sydney through addition of more General Practice locations
  • iRAD expansion to more geographical regions supporting coordinated patient care
  • Connections to additional clinical software
  • An iterative delivery towards a fully integrated interoperable solution allowing General Practice, local hospitals, specialists, allied health and other healthcare providers in the region to access relevant information at the time of healthcare delivery
  • A common standard for data sharing and streaming all vital patient information from multiple sources into a single stream of truth
  • Supports value-based care models in supporting the achievement of quality standards.
  • Linking advanced analytics, risk scores and population health efforts to support disease management. 


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