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Cairns celebrates HealthPathways website launch

Published on 03 May, 2017 | Return|

There was plenty of fanfare when Cairns celebrated the official launch of the Cairns HealthPathways website to a lively crowd of health professionals on 27 April 2017 at the Cairns Convention Centre, as part of the National Rural Health Conference.

The launch event included a live demonstration of the HealthPathways website and attendees were quick to provide positive feedback and comments.

Above: GP Clinical Editor, Dr Melanie Stuttgen guides the audience through a live pathway.

Cairns HealthPathways Coordinator, Helen Stoelhorst, says the event was fun and solidified her belief in HealthPathways as a positive way to bring practitioners together.

“I’m really happy to see HealthPathways growing from strength-to-strength in our region. It has potential to provide some exciting benefits to the community,” says Helen.

Attendees from across the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service were joined by representatives from neighbouring regions, including Michael Walsh, Director General, Queensland Department of Health, and Anthony Elliot, CEO, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network.

Left to right: Ruth Fisher (GP Liaison), Dr Melanie Stuttgen (Cairns HealthPathways Clinical Editor), Andy Froggatt (HealthPathways Implementation Advisor), Dianne Shkurka (GP Liaison), Michael Walsh (Director General, Queensland Department of Health), Peter Waterhouse (Northern Queensland PHN), Janine Cox (Northern Queensland PHN), Anthony Elliot (Chief Operating Officer, Northern Queensland PHN), and Helen Stoelhorst (Cairns HealthPathways Coordinator).

Cairns HealthPathways is a collaborative partnership between Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Department of Health Clinical Excellence Division, and Northern Queensland Primary Health Network.

Cairns HealthPathways at a glance:

  • 118 localised live pathways
  • Over 20 clinical areas including cardiology, orthopaedics, mental health, gastroenterology, and sexual health
  • 80 pathways currently being localised