22 May Melbourne HealthPathways Evaluation
North Western Melbourne PHN (NWMPHN) in partnership with Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) has engaged HealthConsult to evaluate the HealthPathways Melbourne (HPM) program. HPM is a website designed to be used primarily by general practitioners at the point of care, to guide best practice assessment and management of medical conditions, including when and where to refer patients. HPM is a collaborative programme implemented by NWMPHN and EMPHN, with support from the hospitals in their PHN catchment area. The project involves reviewing the programme governance, evaluating the reach of the programme within general practices and ascertaining GP utilisation, and recommending a methodology for undertaking an outcome evaluation with a focus on the patient journey. The project commenced in May 2016 and was completed in October 2016.