Journey Finder

When you need to take a journey on public transport, the Translink journey finder can be used online to identify different options.  Each option provided shows mode of transport, any connections required, associated costs, and time to destination.  Imagine if we had something like this for our patients leaving (and entering) the hospital.  An interactive online system where I can enter information about my current needs (where I am now) and my future goals (where I want to be) and it outlines all the options, including private and public, any associated costs, wait times and 'how to access' information.  This could include accommodation, support care, tests, etc. which can all be provided outside the hospital setting.  This would put the information in the hands of patients, carers and families to map their own healthcare journey and enable them to drive their own healthcare journey.

Why the contribution is important

It enables and empowers patients, families and carers with the information they need, when they need it.  It provides patients and carers with current and transparent information that assists them in connecting their own healthcare journey. In addition, it can be used as a support tool for busy clinicians who want to support their patient's transition back to the community.

by TamBaker on May 16, 2019 at 09:17AM

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