HealthPathways began in Canterbury, New Zealand, in 2008, as a collaboration between Streamliners and the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).
The CDHB created a working group, called The Canterbury Initiative, with the goal of addressing the challenges of health care in Canterbury. They wanted to drive system wide change by encouraging and facilitating the development of relationships between community, primary and secondary care providers and develop pathways that support clinicians and patients through their healthcare journey.
Streamliners, at that time a technical writing company for corporate customers, was engaged to create a solution and from this initiative Community HealthPathways was born.
Since that time, we have produced over 600 clinical pathways. Local Canterbury clinicians now use HealthPathways to make over 2,000 better informed decisions with their patients daily.
HealthPathways has been a key enabler in Canterbury’s collaborative and integrated health system, which has been recognised in a report by acclaimed British health authority, The King's Fund (August 2017).
Health systems across New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom have adopted and adapted the learnings from Canterbury. The HealthPathways methodology and toolset is now used by nearly 50 health systems caring for 30 million people. Streamliners provides a shared platform and services to all health systems implementing HealthPathways.