A lot of our work to help Tasmanians happens behind the scenes. It involves working with other organisations and health professionals to make sure people can move smoothly between the services they need, and to make sure all the important information about their health and care follows them.
supporting health professionals to share medical information electronically
establishing a single system to support electronic patient referral – otherwise known as eReferral – across primary care and into hospital outpatient departments.
Community health profiles
We have used data from a range of sources to build a picture of the health of each local Tasmanian community, by local government area. These profiles include statistics on health risk factors and illness as well as a map of key health services available. They are useful resources for local communities in understanding the health profile of residents and planning services accordingly.