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 Fact Sheet for more details

View this short YouTube video for a GP's take on HealthPathways

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


Latest news

301 pathways are now published. Click on localised pathways to access these live pathways.

To track pathways under development click on PATHWAY PROGRESS in the top menu bar.

Site usage is growing as more pathways are localised. In comparing the 2016 and 2017 years between January and October the session usage has increased by 38% whilst users have increased by 13%.

Reports for past quarters are listed to the right of this content box. Each month the usage is rising exponentially as shown in the October 17 statistics.  

The site has been live since 21 Sept 2015.

A part time GP Clinical Editor opportunity is available. The advertisement link is listed above to the right.

Dr Louise Delaney has published a significant number of pathways for our local site since 2015, too many to name individually. Louise was recently appointed to also advise and support other HealthPathways GP Clinical Editors across NSW. 

Dr Bronwen Spalding has published many pathways including a chapter for palliative care, orthopaedic referral/request pathways for urgent, non-urgent and fracture clinic assessment and an Osteoporosis pathway.

Bronwen recently published a suite of mental health pathways including detailed provider directory information on communuity, public and private services. The clinical pathways are starting to roll out onto the live site. Bereavement, grief and loss, Anxiety in adults, Borderline personality disorders and ADHD in Adults pathways are now published with more coming soon.  

Dr Annette Roberts has completed her assignment to localise a chapter of Older Persons' Health pathways.

As clinical pathways are localised in 2017 a new style provider directory is being collated to list public, private and other community options. This is a tremendous development for the Illawarra Shoalhaven. The site's search engine is an efficient way to locate a pathway, specialist or service.

Behind the scenes, COORDINARE and ISLHD are gearing up to ensure the HealthPathways site is the central portal to locate referral options and send secure electronic referrals using Best Practice or Medical Director. This is a much needed advancement that has been raised by many GPs at clinical working groups.

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.

GPs, specialists and other health professionals meet to improve clinical streams and prioritise pathways

2017:     Illawarra COPD and related chronic lung diseases CWG to be held on Thursday evening, 9 Nov.

              Shoalhaven COPD and related chronic lung diseases CWG to be held on Tuesday evening, 21 Nov.

              Lung Cancer CWGs held in the Shoalhaven and Illawarra - related pathways published.

2016:     Mental Health CWGs held in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven - referral/support pathways are published
              whilst the clinical ones will be published soon.
2015:     Palliative Care CWG held - pathways published
              Respiratory Services CWG held - pathways published
              Renal Services CWG held - pathways published with an evaluation underway. 

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