General Practice data and Lumos

Lumos is a new partnership initiative between Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) and NSW Health that will map patient journeys across NSW health services and provide valuable data to improve healthcare services across LHDs.

 

The program securely links data across primary, ambulatory and acute care and will launch in February 2020 within the CESPHN region. 

Presently, there is a large gap in our understanding of how patients across NSW interact with our healthcare system. We are unable to:

  • Determine how often patients go to hospital?
  • Identify which patients are more likely to have health care problems?
  • How the health system can be more effective in improving patient health outcomes

To deliver better care, we need to understand the needs of patients and how they use different types of services in the health care system.

The Lumos project is a voluntary program which General Practices can register for (and opt out at any time). There is no financial outlay for practices, and if you are already sending de identified data (via PenCAT), then no software installation is required so participating is easy.

Twice a year, general practitioners will be provided with practice reports about patients at their practice which can be used to further improve the care offered. 

The information provided will give your practice a unique view of patient journeys across the healthcare system and will reaffirm the value of general practice.

If you are interested in participating and would like further information about this project, please contact CESPHN’s digital health team via digitalhealth@cesphn.com.au or call 1300 986 991  option 2.