Digital Health Europe

The HealthOne Mount Druitt: a virtual community health hub for older adults

Keywords: Care Plans and Planning, Elderly, Telecare, Telemedicine
Short description
The HealthOne Mount Druitt is a virtual hub and spoke organisation established in 2006 in a socially disadvantaged part of Western Sydney based out of a new community health hub. The model is based on ‘virtual’ care planning and aims to improve coordination of care for older people with complex health needs, reduce unnecessary hospitalisations and ensure appropriate referral to community and specialist health services.
Impact on the health system’s capacity and resilience (e.g., health and care efficiency, continuity of care)
better management, shorter waiting times, increase of quality of work
The practice/case/tool is “on the market” and integrated in routine use. There is proven market impact in terms of job creation/spin-off creation or other company growth
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Australia (West Sydney)
Geographical scope
People reached: 100-249
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available, DHE catalogue

Additional information

to clinicians / care practitioners
Clinical team care planning and collaboration tools (e.g. digital shared care plan)
Primary target patient group (age)
Older adults (65+)
Use case and care pathway positioning
Integrated care pathways