How to access Southern HealthPathways
If you are a health professional in Southern and would like to have access to the Southern HealthPathways website, please contact the Southern HealthPathways Team who will provide you with a username and password. The Team can be contacted via email or telephone Lesley Reeves (03) 476-9463 (Monday to Friday).
What is HealthPathways?
HealthPathways is web-based information portal supporting primary care clinicians to plan patient care through primary, community and secondary health care systems within Southern. It is like a 'care map', so that all members of a health care team – whether they work in a hospital or the community - can be on the same page when it comes to looking after a particular person.
HealthPathways are designed to be used at the point of care, primarily for General Practitioners but is also available to Hospital Specialists, Nurses, Allied Health and other Health Professionals within Southern.
this disclaimer before using the information on this site.
These pathways, for the care and management of patients within the Southern region, have been developed jointly by primary and secondary care clinicians.
They provide guidance particularly for general practice teams but are read by other registered health professionals to diagnose and manage patients suffering from a number of different conditions, and contain patient information resources. They are not for access or use by non-registered health professionals or patients.
The pathways are maps of publicly-funded services accessed by referral from the community, and are strongly evidence based, but are not full clinical guidelines.
As the pathways are suggested guidance only, while using them you must exercise your own clinical judgement and use pertinent clinical data when treating your patient. This includes sourcing additional prescribing information as HealthPathways only includes some treatment recommendations and advice on selected issues.
This site is intended to be flexible and frequently updated. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all information should be verified.
The inclusion of links to websites or health providers in HealthPathways and ERMS is not a recommendation or endorsement of any health provider, health professional or their services. Use of services featured in these websites is undertaken at the user's own risk.