Hospital + Healthcare features “Pen CS and Western Sydney partnership to build one health ecosystem”.

Pen CSWentWest, the Western Sydney Primary Health Network and Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD) are collaborating to address health prevention and better chronic disease management through a one health system approach. This system, supported by the use of data, delivers transparency and accountability to deliver value-based care. The approach was discussed in the first session of the Talking HealthTech Autumn Summit 2021.

“Australia is experiencing a syndemic in chronic disease as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Pen CS Chief Executive Edweana Wenkart said. “Poor management of chronic disease costs more than $320 million a year and COVID-19 has caused people to stay away from the healthcare system during the last year, which may result in serious illness. ”

“Pen CS has a long history of working with general practices and WentWest on projects which link data between primary and acute care. This success enables us to extend collaboration with Western Sydney LHD and patients to produce the next generation of integration,” she said.

WentWest Chief Executive Ray Messom explained that in the one health system approach, WentWest supports primary care, Western Sydney LHD delivers acute services and both cover various aspects of community health.

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