Brisbane South HealthPathways is designed to help clinicians navigate the complex primary, community, and acute care systems of the greater Brisbane South region, including Brisbane South, Redlands, Logan and the Scenic Rim catchments. It provides up-to-date web-based information on the management and referral of more than 600 conditions. Each care pathway is a peer-approved, standardised clinical decision support tool that supports management and treatment decisions. It also includes local referral options.
HealthPathways is based on an initiative from the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) in Christchurch, New Zealand, which provides a ‘whole of system’ approach to effective integration of acute and primary health care services. It is designed to be used at point of care primarily by general practitioners but is also available to specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals.
The secure portal is not available for use by patients, however there are local resources for clinicians to provide to patients.