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. Less pathways were localised when this video was filmed. 

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

                     

Latest news

PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT
447 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.

ILLAWARRA SHOALHAVEN INTEGRATED CARE STRATEGY 2018-2020
This strategy has been developed collaboratively by COORDINARE and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.  HPWIS is mentioned regularly within the document and is noted as an E-health enabler towards the continued integration of health care in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region. 

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

AUSTRALIAN HEALTHPATHWAYS EVALUATION PUBLICATIONS
Below 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.

LATEST NEW ZEALAND PUBLICATION
This is the most recent evaluation from Canterbury New Zealand: Hospital avoidance: an integrated community system to reduce acute hospital demand, published Oct 2019.

SITE USAGE
As expected site usage continues to rise. For the period February 2019 to November 2019, in comparing to the same period in 2018, session usage has increased 27%, page views by 19% and users by 39%.   

To track the usage for 2019 and for each quarter click on the USAGE DATA in the top menu bar.   

The site has been live since 21 Sept 2015.

CLINICAL EDITOR ACHIEVEMENTS
Dr Louise Delaney has published a significant number of pathways for our local site since 2015, too many to name. Louise is also the Clinical Lead - HealthPathways Advice and Support across the HealthPathways International Community

Drs Jan Hogbin and Soli Duveaux joined our team in late 2017 and are drafting/publishing pathways. To view the full team click on the TEAM in the top menu bar.

Go To HealthPathways

Looking for clinical pathways and referral information:

Electronic Referrals

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 requested by many GPs at clinical working groups.

Provider Directory

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

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.