HealthPathways milestone reached with 400 published pathways

The Brisbane North HealthPathways Program is a joint project between Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service. It offers clinicians concise clinical guidance along with referral and local services information to be used during the consultation.

The HealthPathways team are celebrating the impressive milestone of publishing 400 pathways since the webbased tool went live in 2017. These include over 200 clinical pathways localised for the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region covering a wide range of specialties.

Over the past 12 months the HealthPathways website totalled more than 60,000 page views with the top five most viewed pathways being:

  • routine antenatal care
  • atrial fibrillation
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • back pain
  • anaemia and iron deficiency.

With the aim of encouraging networking and skill sharing between general practices and providing better access for patients, the team has also initiated a new information service to facilitate GP to GP referrals for procedures such as ear toilet or microsuction, mirena and implanon removal and insertion, iron infusion therapy, wedge resection / phenolisation and vasectomy.

HealthPathways recently went live with version 2.0 of the website, which is now mobile friendly and easier to read.

The following GP testimonials were taken from the 2019 Brisbane North PHN market research survey.

“I used the Pathways to find out the exact things I had to do and to whom I refer – the patient got a very early quick appointment in the public system and it was a very good result.”

“I had a patient who needed to be referred to haematology. HealthPathways helped me to be aware of what further tests needed to be done before a comprehensive referral could be done.”

“I called the GP advice line for orthopedic conditions – I did not know it existed until I looked at HealthPathways.”

If you wish to organise a demonstration in your practice or to submit feedback about HealthPathways contact administration.integration@brisbanenorthphn.org.au. Phone 07 3630 7300 for login details or request a login sticker from your practice PCLO.