iRAD network expands to 70 care locations

16 December 2021

The iRAD network expanded to 70 care locations across South Western Sydney and Western NSW in 2021, including general practices, specialists and now, Campbelltown Hospital’s Emergency Department.

iRAD stands for Integrated Real-time Active Data.

The innovative software iRAD uses provides a comprehensive, instant picture of your medical history to your healthcare provider, only with your consent, with the aim of improving your overall health and wellbeing.

This means, no more repeating the same story, trying to remember exact dates, names of medication and medical jargon.


What is iRAD?

SWSPHN has led the development and localisation of iRAD, the first software of its kind in Australia. iRAD shares important patient information between hospitals, general practice and other connected healthcare providers.

The information is shared only with your consent and is secure, timely and accurate.

iRAD provides a comprehensive picture of your medical history and your healthcare provider can access the information 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, enabling informed decision-making and high-quality health outcomes.


What are the benefits of iRAD?

iRAD helps you get better care:

  • if you receive healthcare in multiple locations or go to hospital
  • if English is not your first language
  • if you have a chronic condition like diabetes
  • you may need less pathology and radiology tests because each of your doctors can see all of your results

iRAD will also help your children and other family members who receive care from multiple medical centres and specialists. If you or your family receive care at multiple locations, your iRAD Consent to Share Information must be recorded at each care location.


What information is available through iRAD?

Information available on iRAD includes:

  • medications
  • allergies
  • pathology and radiology results
  • immunisations
  • conditions (current and past)
  • consultation dates
  • documents
  • COVID-19 positive alerts


Who is using iRAD?

iRAD participating practices include those from the following areas:

  • Bargo
  • Bossley Park
  • Bowral
  • Bradbury
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Glenfield
  • Fairfield
  • Fairfield West
  • Hilltop
  • Ingelburn
  • Leumeah
  • Macquarie Fields
  • Moss Vale
  • Narellan
  • Oran Park
  • Picton
  • Raby
  • Rosemeadow
  • Tahmoor
  • Thirlmere
  • Villawood
  • Wilton


What is planned for iRAD?

SWSPHN began fast-tracking the expansion of iRAD in early 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic after a successful trial of the software in four of our region’s general practices.

We will continue to lead this innovative program to support delivery of the right care, at the right time to the right patient.

Successive phases of the project are being planned for 2022 and 2023.

Visit our website to find out more about iRAD or watch this video.

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