Community HealthPathways (CHP) is a web-based portal providing clinical management information (pathways) for use by Primary Care providers during patient consultations. The pathways are jointly developed by local General Practitioners and Specialists, which greatly enhances the delivery and integration of patient care through locally agreed processes and referral information into hospital clinics, community health services, allied health, and a range of other health service providers. By using this information, Primary Care clinicians are equipped to make informed decisions about patient treatment, providing them with the right care, in the right place at the right time.
Hospital HealthPathways (HHP) provides secondary care clinicians with access to a suite of locally agreed pathways of care within a hospital environment. HHP is written primarily for junior doctors, senior doctors working outside their specialty, and doctors working in non-specialty areas, such as emergency or general medicine. HHP supports patient flow, including early discharge to the community.
HealthPathways are designed to be quick and simple to use and include:
Community and Hospital HealthPathways facilitate informed decisions at the point of care, supporting collaboration and the integration of care processes through standardised ways of working.
Currently, there are thirteen Community and one Hospital HealthPathways regions that cover the state of NSW. The primary health networks and corresponding local health districts that support each region are listed below.
For more information on regional HealthPathways, you can visit the CIAP website (NSW Health staff only).