Saturday 4 June, 2016 marked the two year anniversary of HealthPathways Melbourne. HealthPathways Melbourne supports over 920 General Practices across the Eastern Melbourne PHN and North Western Melbourne PHN catchments, stretching from Yarra Ranges to Gisborne, Richmond to Lancefield.
The HealthPathways Melbourne team works with local general practitioners (GPs), and other experts and organisations including; local hospital networks, community health services, nurses and allied health professionals to develop pathways for best-practice assessment, management, and referrals for common medical conditions. To date, there have been 412 health professionals involved in pathway development. May 2016 saw 21,048 page views on the site. There are currently 332 live pathways across various clinical streams including diabetes, women’s health, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, respiratory, and older person’s health.
Dr Geoff Broomhall, HealthPathways Clinical Editor and GP at Lilydale Medical Centre, has been involved in the development of HealthPathways Melbourne.
“I am proud to have been involved in developing HealthPathways Melbourne during its first two exciting years. As the number of pathways continues to grow, this resource will become an increasingly invaluable tool for GPs and other practitioners. HealthPathways Melbourne has assisted me, as a GP, to deliver quality care and has created a number of efficiencies in my day to day work,” Dr Broomhall said.