The HealthPathways Community is an international collective of health and social care organisations that collaborate to deliver locally relevant pathways to front-line clinicians. To do this, community members collaborate use the HealthPathways platform which includes starter pathways, pathway development tools, and a website for use by front line clinicians at the point of care. This collaboration reduces unnecessary variation in pathways and clinical practice, and helps to rapidly get new health service policy and clinical evidence into practice at scale, leading to better patient outcomes.
The HealthPathways process for developing and reviewing pathways asks questions that help reveal unconscious bias and assumptions about patient behaviour and service availability, that can then be highlighted in the pathways. Combining this with the flexibility of HealthPathways to accommodate necessary variation in care processes due to important local differences, while also helping to reveal unnecessary variation in care, contributes to equity of outcomes.