Background

The National Healthlink Project provides a web-based messaging service which allows the secure transmission of clinical patient information between Hospitals, Health Care Agencies and General Practitioners. The project has been in operation since 1995 and has developed considerably since that time to its current status as national messaging broker.

The Healthlink team work in partnership with government boards, professional organisations and software vendors to meet the electronic communication requirements of primary and secondary care in Ireland. Healthlink services bring significant benefits and efficiencies to General Practice and have the potential to create a noticeable difference to administrative work and to greatly reduce the waiting times for patients.

The National Healthlink Project is funded by the HSE and all our services are free of charge to GPs. We have recently begun working with private hospitals and clinics - costs are involved for those organisations who operate in the private healthcare sector.