Innovation in Primary Health

The WA Primary Health Alliance has a unique position in the WA health eco-system. We believe there has never been a better time, or a more well placed organisation, to lead the debate on innovation in primary health.

Engage in the exchange of ideas, share evidence and examples from practice, find like minded people and challenge the thinking by joining the online discussion.

Thoughts sparked from this page have the potential to influence the thinking of others and together we have the ability to create a vision of the future.

The WA Primary Health Alliance has a unique position in the WA health eco-system. We believe there has never been a better time, or a more well placed organisation, to lead the debate on innovation in primary health.

Engage in the exchange of ideas, share evidence and examples from practice, find like minded people and challenge the thinking by joining the online discussion.

Thoughts sparked from this page have the potential to influence the thinking of others and together we have the ability to create a vision of the future.

Innovation is happening all around us. Sharing stories of innovation in action can stimulate others to get involved or lead innovation of their own.

Please post your stories and case studies here and contribute to sharing, celebrating and fostering Innovation in Action in WA and beyond.


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  • GP Specialist Advice and Referral Collaboration (SpARC)

    almost 3 years ago

    The Specialist Advice and Referral Collaboration (SpARC) has been a six-month pilot program led by the Perth North Primary Health Network, as part of WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).

    The program has worked with specialists in the fields of respiratory, cardiology and endocrinology from Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) to establish relationships with general practice. A targeted approach was used to engage general practices in the catchment that most frequently refer into the hospital.

    More details about SpARC and the opportunity to contribute to the evaluation of the project can be found here.

  • Combining Industries

    about 3 years ago

    My name is Emma Costello, I'm the Digital Health Project Officer here at WAPHA. My job sees me interacting across both the digital innovation and technology industry as well as the healthcare sector on a regular basis, two very different ecosystems.

    The opportunities to grow and expand on technology use within the healthcare sector are almost endless. Previously thought unattainable sci-fi innovations seen in shows such as Star Trek are beginning to become reality faster than we would have thought.

    Yet it still amazes me how fractured the relationships between developers and clinicians are. Developers build systems designed to fix... Continue reading