Chronic conditions are diseases that are long-lasting and have persistent effects.
Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned services to support people with chronic conditions, and also supports health professionals treating people with chronic conditions by connecting providers to ensure coordination of care.
Our commissioned activity
Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned services for:
people with chronic conditions in rural areas
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic conditions.
Health Care Homes is a way of caring for people with chronic conditions which puts the patient first. A health care home is a general practice or Aboriginal community-controlled health service with one team coordinating a patient’s care.
Primary Health Tasmania is supporting to healthcare providers and more than 400 patients already involved in Health Care Homes stage one trial, which will run November 2019.
Primary Health Tasmania has supported the development of a range of deprescribing resources, including fact sheets on medications such as antipsychotics, opioids and glaucoma eye drops.
My Health Record can boost the coordination of healthcare services by enabling better information sharing between different providers, and reducing time spent chasing up clinical details or conducting repeat tests.