MedicalDirector to integrate Healthshare referrals directory into Helix


Leading medical software and information provider MedicalDirector has announced a partnership with digital health company and accredited partner, Healthshare, to deliver an integrated provider directory in its cloud-based solution, Helix, by mid-2018.

Helix subscribers will have access to Healthshare’s Referrals directory, which will become the main specialist address book for GPs writing referrals inside Helix. The directory has been available as a sidebar widget inside MedicalDirector Clinical since 2014.

Healthshare’s directory includes comprehensive and up-to-date information about private practising specialists and allied health providers, and includes detailed information about a provider’s specialty, sub-specialties, special interest areas, practice locations, hospital affiliations, languages spoken and bio. The new integrated directory will simplify the process of finding specialists for GPs using Helix, freeing up time for the delivery of care.

In addition, the directory allows GPs to search for specialists who participate in “No Gap” and “Known Gap” arrangements, with 27 private health insurers including HCF, Medibank and the Australian Health Service Alliance.

Speaking on the partnership, Sarah Pinchbeck, General Manager, Marketplace, MedicalDirector said, “We have had terrific feedback from our GP users about the quality and search functionality of Healthshare’s Referrals widget, and we are thrilled to offer these features into a tightly integrated solution inside Helix.”

“For practice administration staff, using Healthshare could also reduce workload as they may no longer need to maintain their own healthcare provider address book,” she added.

Healthshare CEO, Rami Weiss, said, “We have been a trusted partner of MedicalDirector since 2014 and are continually seeking to collaborate on new innovations that can improve clinical workflows for its GPs and practice staff.”