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.
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.
- The solution complies to the highest standard of patient privacy and confidentiality
- Supports and aligns with the ADHA vision for a connected Australian Health System
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.