What is HealthPathways?

HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven (HPWIS)

  • an initiative for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN
  • a free web-based portal to support general practitioners and other health professionals in assessing, managing and referring patients.

Click on the HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven Program Overview for more details

View this short YouTube video for a GP's take on HealthPathways although far less pathways were localised at that time. 

To access the HPWIS site click here or on the 'Login to HealthPathways' icon to the right  >

                     

Latest news

JANUARY 2022

This is the latest list of COVID-19 related HealthPathways:

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Clinical Care

COVID-19 Practice Setup

COVID-19 Impact and Recent Changes

COVID-19 Requests and Supports

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 for Residential Aged Care Facility Staff

The clinical components have been developed by the whole HealthPathways (HPs) Clinical Community. A special thanks to the Hunter New England and Nepean Blue Mountains HPs teams for their significant contributions amongst many other NSW HPs regions. Dr Louise Delaney, who has been working with our team since September 2015, is the Clinical Lead Advice and Support for the whole HPs Community and has been instrumental in coordinating and managing this changing response.

DECEMBER 2021 - END OF YEAR MESSAGE
Click on the end of year update from the HealthPathways Team.

SITE USAGE
Site usage continues to rise. In comparing Jan - Apr 22 to the same period last year the session usage has increased by 56% and page views by 41%.   

To track the usage for each quarter click on the USAGE DATA, also located in the top menu bar.   

The site has been live since 21 Sept 2015.

PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT
588 pathways are now published. Click on localised pathways to access.
To track pathways under development click on PATHWAY PROGRESS in the top menu bar.  

MOBILE FRIENDLY PLATFORM 
A mobile friendly platform is now available.

EVALUATION OF HEALTHPATHWAYS RESPONSE TO THE BUSHFIRE & INITIAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC 
Joint evaluation by ACT & Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven regions.

EVALUATION OF LOCAL LUNG CANCER HEALTHPATHWAYS
Quantifying Care against the Optimal Care Pathway for People with Lung Cancer, 28 June 2021 Final Report 

SHORT TERM EVALUATION REPORT
This is our HPWIS Short Term Evaluation Report for the period 2015 - 2017.

HEALTHPATHWAYS COMMUNITY EVALUATION PUBLICATIONS
This is the link to the publication database for the whole HealthPathways Community. 

These are Australian Health Review publications of note for the Australian HealthPathways Community:
1. 4-year journey of Hunter and New England HealthPathways, published Feb 2017 
2. HealthPathways improving access to care in Barwon, Victoria, published Feb 2018
3. Implementing Healthpathways across Queensland, a case study, published in May 2019.

CLINICAL EDITOR ACHIEVEMENTS
Dr Louise Delaney, after over 6 years with our team, has now resigned from her local role. As a team and district we have been so fortunate to have had Louise's devotion and dedication to our local program. Fortunately Louise will continue in her Clinical Lead - HealthPathways Advice and Support role for the entire HealthPathways International Community. Louise has left our local team in a very good place, and we have a strong team of experienced GP clinical editors.  

Drs Jan Hogbin and Soli Duveaux joined our team in 2017 whilst Dr Rebecca Goodman came on board in 2020. To view the team and other key contributors click here or on the TEAM in the top menu bar.

Go To HealthPathways

Looking for clinical pathways and referral information:

Fast Forms: Electronic Referrals

Fast Forms is an ISLHD and Primary Health Network partnership to enable electronic referrals to be sent and received securely by healthcare providers.

From mid May 2022, GPs will be able to send electronic referrals to a group of ISLHD services (listed below) and some PHN Commissioned services.  

All GPs in the South Eastern NSW area, who are using Medical Director or Best Practice are eligible to access Fast Forms. The program is provided free of charge for both access and messaging.

ISLHD Services available or coming soon

  • Community Health
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Renal
  • Diabetes
  • Specialist Community Palliative Care Service
  • Geriatric Care
  • Antenatal and Gynaecology
  • Gastroenterology – coming soon
  • Oncology – coming soon

How to Register

  • For more details or to register contact COORDINARE’s Digital Health Team on 1300 069 002 or at digitalhealth@coordinare.org.au
  • If you already have Fast Forms installed and require technical support with the program, please contact Telstra Health on 1800 952 282.  

Partnership Approach

The HPWIS Team appreciates and thanks the District Clinical Divisions and Departments for their advice. ISLHD Clinical Stream Directors and other specialists are providing oversight on clinical pathways.

Our GP Clinical Editors spend time with these clinicians to ensure pathways are localised expediently and with the latest medical assessment and management information. ISLHD Clinical Nursing and Allied Health professionals are also providing tremendous support to ensure the advice and request/referral pages and support information reflect current service provisions.

The COORDINARE and ISLHD partnership is ensuring GPs, specialists and other health professionals are working together with patients at the centre of the discussions and developments.