HealthShare and Best Practice to deliver integrated practitioner directory inside Bp Premier Indigo SP1

Leading clinical and management software provider Best Practice Software has announced an expanded partnership with digital health company, HealthShare, to deliver an integrated practitioner directory in its upcoming Bp Premier Indigo SP1 version.

Bp Premier customers will have free access to HealthShare’s Referrals directory, with the additional option for GPs to make it their default address book for writing referrals inside Bp Premier. The directory has been available to Bp Premier customers as a non-integrated version since 2014.

HealthShare’s directory includes comprehensive and up-to-date information about private practising specialists and allied health practitioners, including detailed information about a practitioner’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 a practitioner for GPs, 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 30 private health insurers including HCF, Medibank and the member funds of the Australian Health Service Alliance and the Australian Regional Health Group. In a recent survey conducted by HealthShare, over 80% of GPs said having access to health fund Gap scheme participation data helps them make a better referral decision for their patients.

Speaking on the partnership, Dr Frank Pyefinch, CEO of Best Practice Software, said HealthShare’s provider directory has been a widely used resource amongst our user community and I am thrilled we can now offer this solution seamlessly as part of our Indigo SP1 release.”

“For practice administration staff, using HealthShare’s directory can also reduce their workload as they no longer need to maintain their own healthcare practitioner address book,” Dr Pyefinch added.

HealthShare CEO, Rami Weiss, said, “We have had an excellent partnership with Best Practice since integrating our FactSheets patient and doctor education tool inside their software several years ago. It is exciting to expand this partnership to further help streamline clinical workflows for their GP users and practice staff.”