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Clinical decision support for primary care

Two million Australians visit a general practice each week. This provides an ideal opportunity for prevention and early intervention across a range of patient presentations.

In a time of accelerating evidence generation and proliferation of guidelines, Future Health Today provides primary care practitioners with easy access to the latest recommendations to support their clinical decision making.

Individualised patient recommendations

Future Health Today uses sophisticated algorithms to review patient records in general practice and automate the identification of patients who require further testing, diagnosis or management.

Recommendations are displayed in a point of care tool during the patient consultation and in a portal for proactive patient management and tracking over time.

Patient is AT RISK of developing a medical condition

Patient has medical condition but NO RECORDED DIAGNOSIS

Patient diagnosed but management REVIEW MAY BE REQUIRED

Resources for decision making

The point of care tool provides diagnosis and management recommendations and facilitates shared decision making between doctor and patient with clinical guidelines and consumer resources linked to the recommendations.

Patient cohort management, tracking, recall lists and educational opportunities are all available via the portal.

Translating clinical guidelines into clinical outcomes

Future Health Today supports primary care to provide individualised, guideline concordant care to patients. 

General practices in the Future Health Today network are at the forefront of real-world implementation research, piloting and optimising disease recommendation modules. 

If your general practice would like to join the Future Health Today network, or if you are involved in a research project and would like to discuss a new recommendation module, please get in touch with the team.

More information

Data security statement

Future Health Today operates in accordance with relevant privacy and health records legislation and has been granted the necessary ethics approvals by The University of Melbourne. Consent and legal agreement are received from the participating general practices before implementation on site. Data within practice electronic medical records known to normally contain personally-identifiable information will not be extracted from general practices.

For further information about data governance, please contact the Future Health Today team.

Future Health Today is a collaboration between The University of Melbourne and Western Health.

We acknowledge the generous support of our funders – Paul Ramsay Foundation, Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, Cancer Research UK, MTPConnect.

Email: contact-fht@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: 03 8344 1371
Department of General Practice and Primary Care
The University of Melbourne
Level 3, 780 Elizabeth Street Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia

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