Calls to triple-0 in Tasmania will be triaged and only those judged genuine emergencies will be responded to with an ambulance, Health Minister Sarah Courtney has announced.
The state government has called for tenders for a 'Clinical Decision Support System' to implement the new system, called secondary triage.
Ms Courtney said that bringing in secondary triage could result in 73 per cent of callers being diverted to a health service besides an ambulance arriving.
"This initiative will ensure patients who do not require emergency treatment or transportation to the Emergency Department are connected with more appropriate health services," she said.
"This means more paramedics will be available for emergency calls, and more paramedics are able to attend to the most urgent call outs."
The system has been successfully used in Victoria, as well as in the UK and US.
The service will assess an estimated 22,000 Triple Zero calls per year, Ms Courtney said.
The new initiative comes after heavy pressure on the government to stop worsening ambulance ramping - where ambulances sit outside a hospital with a patient inside unable to get them in - which paramedics say may have contributed to patient deaths.
Tasmania has the worst Code One ambulance response time in Australia.
"This means more paramedics will be available for emergency calls, and more paramedics are able to attend to the most urgent call outs."Sarah Courtney
Meanwhile the Department of Health will implement a variety of actions at the Royal Hobart Hospital following an Access Solutions Meeting last month.
The government will develop an acute level hospital in the home service; trial part-time additional pharmaceutical support; implement a model for an integrated approach for mental health services, including a hospital avoidance program; commission inpatient wards in K-Block; work to improve data access; and establish a working group to strengthen engagement with private hospitals.
"Our hospitals are extremely busy and our hardworking staff are doing an incredible job under unprecedented increased demand," Ms Courtney said.