Tasmanian HealthPathways is web-based information portal developed by Primary Health Tasmania. It’s designed to help primary care clinicians plan local patient care through primary, community and secondary healthcare systems.
HealthPathways aims to guide best-practice assessment and management of common medical conditions, including how to refer patients to local specialists and services in the most timely and efficient way.
Tasmanian HealthPathways and COVID-19
The Tasmanian HealthPathways has been instrumental in getting key information about the fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic to local primary healthcare professionals.
What’s more, over the pandemic period, our HealthPathways portal has been among the most engaged with compared to the 40-odd portals in use across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The full suite of COVID-19 Tasmanian HealthPathways include specific Pathways for assessment and management of the virus, mental health impacts, local services changes, new and updated MBS items, and more.
Who can use it?
Pathways are designed to be used at the point of care, so are primarily targeted at GPs, but can also be used by hospital specialists, nurses, allied health workers and other health professionals within Tasmania.
There are many Tasmanian HealthPathways already available – more than 600, in fact – for conditions ranging from endocrinology and sexual health, to pain management and preventive care, along with many others.
Primary Health Tasmania is currently working towards increasing the suite of clinical health pathways available, and reviewing existing ones.
Feedback and involvement by health professionals is always welcomed by the Tasmanian HealthPathways team.
Use the Send Feedback button in the top right corner of any page on the Tasmanian HealthPathways website to make suggestions or to inform us of incorrect information or a broken link.
We are always looking for health professionals to be involved in the development and review of pathways.