The Lumos program is a partnership between WNSW PHN and the NSW Ministry of Health. The Lumos program links de-identified patient records from general practices with NSW Health records, to map patient journeys across the NSW health system. Lumos generates new insights to improve health services and patient outcomes across the state.
The benefits to your practice
The Lumos program links de-identified patient records from general practices with NSW Health records, to map patient journeys across the NSW health system. Participation is free of charge and provides insights on how your patients are interacting with the health system.
Consenting practices receive a report every 6 months with information about the services your patients access, such as emergency department presentations and hospital admissions. This can support you to:
- Understand the characteristics of your patient population in the context of your region and state.
- Identify opportunities to inform your practice operations.
- Understand the NSW health services your patients access outside of your practice.
- Support your data-driven quality improvement activities.
Inform your practice operations
More information and related resources on the Lumos program, how to participate and the technical requirements can be found below.
The Lumos program is ethically approved and has rigorous governance structures with GP and PHN representation. State-of-the-art privacy and security measures are embedded throughout the program to minimise risk to patient and practice privacy.
Refer to the following resources to find out more:
- NSW Health Lumos website
- Information for GPs
- GP info pack
- GP consent form
- Lumos sample report
- Lumos technical requirements
- Protecting privacy
For more information or to be involved in this exciting initiative contact:
General Manager, Primary Healthcare & Integration
Or your Practice Development Officer.