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Table 1 WSICP Initiatives

From: Key stakeholder experiences of an integrated healthcare pilot in Australia: a thematic analysis

WSICP Strategies Definition
Care Facilitators Employed by the WSLHD to help support and coordinate patient services, and link patients, general practice, hospital and other service providers
Information Technology (IT) Initiatives to establish a shared health record, to enhance communication between hospital and community sectors
Shared Care Plans Created in general practices for sharing with hospitals, community health providers and patients through the “Linked Electronic Health Record (EHR)” (above)
Specialist Action Plans Provided at hospital discharge to inform patients and general practitioners about care in complex and frequently changing situations
GP Support Line For GPs to access hospital specialists faster and refer patients to rapid access clinics as needed
Rapid Access and Stabilisation Service (RASS) Clinics For reducing unnecessary hospital admission and re-admission and includes Patient Hotlines to improve patient access to the clinics
HealthPathways GP access to online guidelines and local referral information
Support Payments to General Practices To facilitate patient enrolment and care planning
Promotion of Patient Centred Medical Home Support for general practices to lead multidisciplinary teams that provide comprehensive coordinated care. Training and support provided to improve efficiency and use of information technology.
Communication between WSICP and non-WSICP Services Building connections between hospital and other government and non-government services for patient needs.