Pathways that have been developed in Canterbury New Zealand and are not yet localised for Tasmania have an orange background and the warning 'not yet localised for Tasmania'. In time all pathways will be localised.
How to access Tasmanian HealthPathways
If you are a health professional in Tasmania and would like to have access to the Tasmanian HealthPathways website, please contact the Tasmanian HealthPathways Team who will provide you with a username and password. The Team can be contacted via email or telephone (03) 6213-8200 (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 Tasmania. 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 Tasmania.
this disclaimer before using the information on this site.
These pathways, for the care and management of patients within Tasmania, have been developed jointly by primary and hospital care clinicians working across all regions including the current Tasmanian Health Organisations – North, North West and South.
HealthPathways provide guidance particularly for general practice teams, but are read by other health professionals to assist with diagnosing and managing patients with a number of different conditions. They also contain patient information resources. They are not intended for access or use by patients.
The pathways are primarily maps of publicly funded services accessed by referral from the community. However, particularly in areas where there may be limited public services available, private services are also included.
HealthPathways are strongly evidence based, but are not full clinical practice guidelines, and should be relied on as suggested guidance only. As such, while using them you must exercise your own clinical judgement and use pertinent clinical data and information when treating your patient. This includes sourcing additional prescribing information, as HealthPathways only include some treatment recommendations and advice on selected issues.
This site is intended to be flexible and is frequently updated. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all information should be verified. Any incorrect information should be promptly notified to the project team. See the Quick Guide for how to provide feedback.
The inclusion of links to websites or health providers in HealthPathways 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.