News Archive- 2010

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December 2010 - New Letter from Beaumont

We are delighted to announce that Outpatient Clinic Letters from the Epilepsy clinic at Beaumont are now available online. The clinics are held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays with letters sent to GP accounts the same day. Please contact us if you do not currently receive messages from Beaumont and we will enable your account. We would like to thank those in the Beaumont Epilepsy Programme, the IT Department and all others who worked on this project with us.


October 2010 - Tubridy cuts out the wait

Article on Healthlink and Neurolink published on MerrionStreet.ie


October 2010 - Breast Cancer E-Referrals to Limerick Regional

From Friday, 1st October, GPs in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary can place Breast Cancer referrals online to Limerick Regional Hospital. The Breast team at the hospital will respond to the referral within 5 working days, giving details of the clinic which the patient will attend plus a date and time of appointment if known. Healthlink and the National Cancer Control Program are delighted to expand our online referral services into the Midwest and we thank all those involved in the project for their support.


September 2010 - Outpatient Clinic Letters

This week Healthlink and Beaumont begin a pilot of Outpatient Clinic Letters from the Epilepsy clinic at the hospital. The pilot is being run with a group of local GPs whose patients attend the weekly clinic, for a period of approximately six weeks. Epilepsy is the first clinic letter to be sent electronically and we look forward to expanding this service within Beaumont and other hospitals nationwide.


September 2010 - Online Neurology Referrals to St. Lukes Hospital, Kilkenny & Waterford Regional Hospital

We are delighted to announce that GPs in the region can now send secure Online Neurology Referrals to Dr. Paul Crowley, Consultant Neurologist St. Lukes & Waterford Regional, via their Healthlink account, with a guaranteed response within 5 working days.

Please contact us at 01 8825720 to register or for more information.


September 2010 - New Message Type from UCHG

University College Hospital Galway have expanded their range of messages sent through HealthlinkOnline with the introduction of Discharge Summaries. Depending on the Practice Management System, these messages can be downloaded into patient files or read & printed from your Healthlink account. If you have any queries on this please contact us on 01 8287115.


August 2010 - Healthlink Newsletter

Click here for issue VII


August 2010 - Lab Results now live from Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda

We are delighted to announce that following a successful pilot, Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda are now sending lab results to all GPs in the area. Please call us on 018825720 and we will enable your account, if you are not currently registered and would like to receive results please fill out an application form here.


August 2010 - Prostate Cancer Referrals to St. Vincent's Rapid Access Clinic

GPs can now send a secure electronic referral to St. Vincents Hospital with a guaranteed response within 5 working days. The response will contain details of the patient's OPD Appointment, the clinic which they will attend and a date/time of appointment if available. We would like to encourage all GPs to avail of this service, for training or information please call us on 01 8825720.


August 2010 - Breast Cancer Referrals to Letterkenny Regional Hospital

GPs in the area can now send a secure electronic referral to Letterkenny Regional Hospital with a guaranteed response within 5 working days. The response will contain details of the patient's OPD Appointment, the clinic which they will attend and a date/time of appointment if available. We would like to encourage all GPs to avail of this service, for training or information please call us on 01 8825720.


July 2010 - Online Breast Cancer Referrals to Waterford Regional Hospital

Online Breast Cancer Referrals are now available to Waterford Regional Hospital. GPs can send a secure electronic referral with a guaranteed response within 5 working days.The response will contain details of the patients OPD appointment, the clinic which they will attend, and a date/time of appointment


July 2010 - Lung Cancer Rapid Access Service Referral Pilot with the Mater & St. Vincent's Hospitals

Starting Monday 12th July, GPs can send a secure electronic referral to the Lung Cancer Team in the Mater & St.Vincents Hospital, with a guaranteed response within 5 working days. The response will contain details of the patients OPD appointment, the clinic which they will attend, and a date/time of appointment.


July 2010 - Online Referral Pilot with the Mater Private Hospital

We are delighted to announce that MRI & Chest Pain referrals are now available to the Mater Private Hospital.These referrals are currently in pilot phase with a select number of GPs, but if you would like to avail of this service you are welcome to do so. For more information or for training please contact us at 018287115


May 2010 - Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda Lab Results Pilot

A pilot of lab messages from Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda has begun. The pilot will run for about six weeks after which time we hope to release this service live to all GPs in the area.


March 2010 - Neurolink announced as winner in its category at Irish Innovation Awards 2010

Neurolink, the online Neurology referral service provided by Healthlink has been announced as the winner it is category- 'Public Service Innovation' at the Irish Times Innovation awards 2010. Neurolink is a web-based, GP referral service designed by the consultant neurologists at St Vincent's University Hospital,Dublin in collaboration with Healthlink. The concept has been rolled out to other neurology units nationally and the National Cancer strategy of Ireland has adopted it for National use.

To read more about the Neurolink service click here.


February 2010 - Online Breast Clinic Referrals to UCHG

GPs in the area can now send a secure electronic referral to UCHG, with a guaranteed response of 5 working days. The response will contain details of the patient's OPD Appointment, the clinic which they will attend and a date/time of appointment if available. We would like to encourage all GPs to avail of this service, for training or information please call us on 01 8825720.


February 2010 - Online Breast Clinic Referrals to St.Vincent's Hospital

GPs can now send a secure electronic referral to the Breast Team in St.Vincent's with a guaranteed response within 5 working days. The response will contain details of the patient's OPD Appointment, the clinic which they will attend and a date/time of appointment if available. We would like to encourage all GPs to avail of this service, for training or information please call us on 01 8825720.


February 2010 - New Messages online from Mater Private

GPs can now receive Radiology & Cardiology reports, Discharge & Death Notifications from the Mater Private Hospital. These messages like your lab results can be downloaded into the patient files. To register for this service please call 018287115.


February 2010 - Prostate Cancer Referral Pilot with UCHG

GPs in the area can now send a secure electronic referral to the Urology consultants in UCHG. All referrals will receive a guaranteed response within 5 working days. For training or information please call 01 8287115


January 2010 - Online Breast Clinic Referrals to St.James's

GPs can now send a secure electronic referral to the Breast Team in St.James's with a guaranteed response within 5 working days. The response will contain details of the patient's OPD Appointment, the clinic which they will attend and a date/time of appointment if available. We would like to encourage all GPs to avail of this service, for training or information please call us on 01 8825720.


January 2010 - AMNCH Lab results now live

We are delighted to announce that following a successful pilot, AMNCH are now sending lab results to all GPs in the catchment area. GPs in the area with existing Healthlink accounts will receive these results automatically. If you are not currently registered and would like to receive results please fill out an application form here or call 01 8825720 for information.


January 2010 - Online Lung Cancer Rapid Access Service Referral Pilot with St.James's Hospital

From Monday 18th January, GPs can now send a secure electronic referral the Lung Cancer Rapid Access Clinic in St.James's, with a guaranteed response time of 5 working days.The response will contain details of the patient's OPD Appointment, the clinic which they will attend and a date/time of appointment if available. We would like to encourage all GPs to avail of this service, for training or information please call us on 01 8287115.


January 2010 - NCCP Breast Referrals now live in Mater Hospital

Following a successful 6 month pilot in conjunction with Beaumont Hospital, the Breast Cancer Referral Service will now be released live to each of the remaining HSE designated centres. GPs who usually refer patients to the Mater hospital can now send a secure electronic referral to the Breast Unit with a guaranteed response within 5 working days. This service is currently live in Beaumont Hospital, Cork University Hospital and now the Mater Hospital. Over the next few months we will continue to roll out this service nationally.