HealthPathways

HealthPathways is a website intended primarily for GPs to access current evidence-based clinical pathways. The pathways written by GPs for GPs include point-of-care guidance for the assessment and management of medical conditions, as well as referral information.

The Clinical Excellence Division (CED) has partnered with Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) Hospital and Health Service (HHS) to jointly-fund the development of clinical content for paediatric pathways. These pathways will include Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) guidelines where available.

Regions around the state will then have the option of adopting these paediatric pathways, and going through a process of ‘localisation’. This will allow regions to adapt the pathways to include their local resources, service profiles and referral pathways. GPs will then access the pathways in their own region’s website, to ensure consistency of use.

Benefits of HealthPathways

Access to HealthPathways is expected to reduce unwarranted variation in primary care management of paediatric conditions.

The embedding of CPCs within HealthPathways will also improve the consistency and completeness of referrals across Queensland as well as support standardisation of categorisation of these referrals.

CHQ HealthPathways Team

  • Katherine Landers – HealthPathways Coordinator
  • Dr Fabian Jamarillo – GP Clinical Editor

Paediatric HealthPathways to be developed by CHQ include:

  • Otitis media
  • Headaches in children
  • Heart murmur
  • Children’s eye conditions
  • Constipation in children
  • Food hypersensitivity
  • Behavioural problems in children
  • Developmental problems in children
  • NDIS Service Page

We are working with the regions, GPLO network and CHQ Medical Directors to determine pathways to be developed and the order prioritisation.

Pathway Development Process

Pathway development process

HealthPathways across Queensland

  • Otitis media
  • Headaches in children
  • Heart murmur
  • Children’s eye conditions
  • Constipation in children
  • Food hypersensitivity
  • Behavioural problems in children
  • Developmental problems in children
  • NDIS Service Page

We are working with the regions, GPLO network and CHQ Medical Directors to determine pathways to be developed and the order prioritisation.

Contact us

Contact the CHQ HealthPathways team for more information or to find out how you can become involved in this project by emailing HealthPathways.chq@health.qld.gov.au or phone on 3069 7239.