About HealthPathways SouthAustralia

What is HealthPathways? 

HealthPathways is a highly successful model developed by Streamliners N.Z Ltd. and Canterbury District Health Board, and has been localised by health professionals across Australia. HealthPathways is an online portal that provides General Practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals with easy access to comprehensive, evidence-based assessment, management and localised referral resources for specific health conditions. HealthPathways assists health professionals to care for patients in the community, and establishes standard, agreed referral criteria for local health services across South Australia. HealthPathways enables primary and acute sector health care professionals to work together to improve patient access to the right care at the right time in the right place.

Who can use HealthPathways South Australia? HealthPathways is designed to be used at the point of care by GPs, however will also be available to health care professionals across South Australia 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. 

Who is developing HealthPathways South Australia? HealthPathways South Australia (SA) is a partnership between SA Health, Adelaide Primary Health Network and Country SA Primary Health Network. The partners have established a team to develop and implement HealthPathways South Australia. The HealthPathways team includes GP Clinical Editors, Clinical Coordinators and Clinical Leaders from across the primary and acute health sectors. General Practitioners, hospital specialists, nurses, allied and other health professionals will be engaged to collaborate on the development and localisation of HealthPathways.

When will HealthPathways South Australia be launched? It is anticipated that the live online portal will be launched early 2018. 

Frequently Asked Questions

HealthPathways South Australia Team

About us...all team members are based across the partnership (SA Health, Adelaide PHN, Country SA PHN) and work together as the HealthPathways Team.

  • GP Clinical Editors - Responsible for localisation of HealthPathways content, facilitating local Clinical Work Groups and participating in the effective implementation of approved pathways into existing practice. 
  • Clinical LeadersWork in partnership with the HealthPathways South Australia Team to develop and implement the HealthPathways Program. The role draws on clinical and healthcare system knowledge and experience to guide the localisation of the HealthPathways, and support discussion across professional networks to inform pathway development and implementation.
  • Clinical Coordinators - Responsible for supporting development, implementation and maintenance of the HealthPathways program. 

We’re keen to hear from you. Contact the HealthPathways Team: southaustralia@healthpathwayscommunity.org

GP Clinical Editors

 

Clinical Leaders

 

Clinical Coordinators

 

Dr Katrina Couchman  

Dr Simon Lockwood 

Dr Chris Moy 

Dr Muazzam Rifat 

Dr Helena Williams

Dr Simon Jenkins 

Ms Debra Moen 

Ms Verity Patterson

Dr Susanna Proudman 

Dr Jon Shenfine 

Dr Gavin Wheaton 

Associate Prof Craig Whitehead 

 

Veronica Hunter-Riviere 

Ecushla Linedale 

Litza Myers

Tracey Vonthien

Program Management Support    

Bernie Cummins 

Wendy Dolejs 

Helen Exley

   



Current Clinical Streams

We are currently working on the following clinical streams:

  • Sexual Health
  • Gastroenterology
  • Respiratory
  • Ophthalmology
  • Older Persons health
  • Child and youth health
  • Palliative care and end of life
  • Mental Health

Check the Pathway Progress tab for a live and up-to-date status of current pathway development.

How are pathways localised?