Murrumbidgee HealthPathways is a web-based portal with condition-specific ‘pathways'. Each pathway supports clinicians with assessment, management and local referral information. The HealthPathways site is designed to be used at point of care primarily by general practitioners but is also available to hospital specialists, nurses and other health professionals across Murrumbidgee.
The secure portal is not for use by patients, however there will be appropriate local resources for GPs to provide to patients.
Murrumbidgee HealthPathways uses a highly successful New Zealand model which aims to maximise health outcomes for our community:
Designed to improve health services delivery across Murrumbidgee
Tailored to local health services (e.g. referrals to local specialists)
Improves collaboration between GPs and specialists.
Who is involved?
Murrumbidgee HealthPathways is a partnership between Murrumbidgee Local Health District and Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network. This partnership has established a team to develop and implement Murrumbidgee HealthPathways. The HealthPathways team includes GP Clinical Editors, Clinical Coordinators and Clinical Lead.
Clinical Working Groups (CWGs) consisting of specialists, GPs, allied health and key stakeholders are established to identify issues affecting patient care in a particular service area. They propose solutions to issues identified, and while CWGs do not write or sign off on pathways, they will review or comment on them. If you are interested in getting involved please email the HealthPathways team firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can use Murrumbidgee HealthPathways?
HealthPathways is designed to be used at the point of care by GPs, however it is available to health care professionals across Murrumbidgee for use within their scope of practice. HealthPathways is not designed to be used by the general community. However, depending on the specific pathway, relevant patient resources will be available on the portal for health professionals to provide to patients to support their care.
To access the portal, clinicians will simply:
Log on to the website
Search for the patient’s condition
Access assessment and management options and information on referrals to local specialists and services.
Access to Murrumbidgee HealthPathways at murrumbidgee.healthpathwayscommunity.org and you will require a secure login. Please contact the HealthPathways team for a user name and password email@example.com
If you provide a service in the Murrumbidgee area and your service is not currently listed in the Murrumbidgee HealthPathways site please complete the Health Service Questionnaire
HealthPathways are dynamic documents and your feedback is essential to maintain currency. If you would like to provide feedback there is a feedback button on every Pathway page or alternatively email the HealthPathways team firstname.lastname@example.org