Strategy 3 - Enabling E-Health
- Electronic Medical Record (eMR) – 142 of our hospitals – or 80 percent of our bed base – now use an eMR enabling clinicians to order tests, schedule surgery and prepare discharge summaries electronically.
- The Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) and Radiology Information System (RIS), are used in the majority of our hospitals, and allow clinicians to receive electronic radiology reports and images in less than 24 hours for faster, more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans for patients
- HealtheNet links the electronic medical records used by public hospital and community services with the National eHealth Record or Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). Clinicians working in our public hospitals – with patient consent – can now view all the information held on that patient’s PCEHR and use it for improved planning that is crucial to integrated care
- The eBlue Book documents health and development checks along with immunisation details for babies and children, replacing the hard copy booklet. Currently being trialled in the west of Sydney, the eBlue Book provides a convenient, easily accessible health record where inbuilt checks and reminders help parents better manage their child’s health