18 May 2018
The HealthPathways Melbourne Program operated by North Western Melbourne PHN and Eastern Melbourne PHN has been announced as a finalist in the National Medicinewise Awards. As an entrant in the Health Professional programs category >$100,000 budget, HealthPathways Melbourne exemplifies a program that encourages better use of medicines and/or medical tests by health professionals, with the ultimate aim of improving consumer health outcomes. HealthPathways has been in operation in our region since 2014, and empowers clinicians with locally agreed information to make the best decisions, together with patients, at the point of care.
HealthPathways is designed and written for use during GP consultations, with each pathway providing clear and concise guidance for assessing and managing patients with particular symptoms or conditions. These pathways also include information about making referrals to services in the local health system. Each pathway is evidence-informed, but also reflects local reality and aims to preserve clinical autonomy and patient choice. HealthPathways serves to reduce unwarranted variation and accelerate evidence into practice to ensure better, safer care.
NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit organisation and will announce the outcomes of the awards on Thursday 31 May.