Timely Management of Chest Pain Pilot
To support urgent care centres to provide timely care for regional and rural Victorians experiencing chest pain.
People who are living in rural Victoria experience higher rates of heart disease compared to people in metropolitan areas. Chest pain is the most common symptom experienced by people with heart disease presenting to hospital.
The TMCP pilot is a proof-of-concept project that seeks to support urgent care centres (UCCs) to ensure that regional Victorians have access to timely ECG interpretation and medical specialist input, for the triaging and management of chest pain closer to home.
The project aims to prevent delays in diagnosis, ensure timely escalation of care if required, and reduce potentially avoidable patient transfers.
SCV will work with our health service partners to develop a model that supports two main workstreams:
- a clinical workflow establishing a telemedicine triaging service that allows consistent and timely access to a medical specialist.
- an IT workflow piloting an IT solution to share ECG images as part of this model of care.
Our progress so far...
Progress and achievements
All sites have been launched and are currently running the timely management of chest pain pilot.