Friday, December 11, 2015

This Rather Seems Like A Good News Story. Some New Hospitals Actually Getting New Systems That Actually Work!

This news appeared last week.

Telstra Health implements e-records at hospitals; retail exec resigns

Two new Perth hospitals have implemented Telstra Health's e-records, with the system to improve efficiency and data sharing in healthcare.
By Corinne Reichert | December 3, 2015 -- 22:50 GMT (09:50 AEDT) | Topic: Telcos
Telstra Health has successfully implemented an enterprise electronic medical record (EMR) system at the two newest Australian hospitals, which will complement the government's My Health Record System and the hospitals' own administration system.
The e-health record system, announced on Wednesday, has been implemented at the new AU$360 million St John of God Midland Public Hospital as well as the private hospital on the same campus in Midland, Perth.
"We know the importance of integration and interoperability in the success of eHealth solutions," said Russel Duncan, managing director of Telstra Health's Emerging Systems.
"Patients' clinical data at the St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals will integrate seamlessly with the hospital's Patient Administration System, the national My Health Record system, and eventually the Western Australia Health Department, helping build a more connected health system and improve productivity and clinical care.
"Our product reflects existing work practices and is easy for staff to use, including tablet device compatibility."
St John of God Health Care group director of Corporate Services Kevin Taylor said the Telstra Health program would lead to data sharing with the state and federal government e-health initiatives to drive efficiency in the hospitals.
"The emerging solution will lead to efficiency and accountability, and will be a major system which will enable us to interconnect with the Western Australian government's health services through expedient data sharing," Taylor said.
"The emerging product delivers benefits for everyone involved in the hospital; patients, staff, and administrators. We get a great system from Telstra Health that is built for Australian conditions, makes it easier for staff to do their job, delivers enhanced clinical care and patient outcomes, and does it in a way that is affordable and sustainable."
One of the main benefits of using Telstra Health is the direct patient-to-doctor notification system, Taylor said, which also records all information about each patient to aid both treatment and prevention.
"A unique factor is the way we can easily notify general practitioners when one of their patients is admitted, when they are discharged, and deliver a secure discharge summary of what treatment and condition they have been seen for," he said.
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Clinical IT solution at Midland hospital

The West Australian
December 2, 2015, 12:27 pm
Telstra Health says it has implemented an enterprise electronic medical record (EMR) at the new St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital.
The company said the EMR would ensure the hospital’s digital health solutions matched the state-of-the-art facilities and staff.
The EMR platform is the clinical digital backbone of the new $360 million facility which includes a 307-bed public hospital and a 60-bed private hospital on the same campus in the Perth suburb of Midland, replacing the Swan District Hospital.
Telstra Health’s emerging systems managing director Russel Duncan said the solution was a fully integrated electronic medical record, meeting all the needs of both the public and private hospital environment.
“Patient’s clinical data at the St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals will integrate seamlessly with the hospital’s Patient Administration System, the national myHealth Record system and eventually the WA Health Department, helping to build a more connected health system and improve productivity and clinical care,” he said.
“The Emerging Clinical Information System is unique in that it’s built in Australia for Australian hospitals.
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Telstra Health deploys medical records system for WA hospitals

Telstra Health has implemented an enterprise electronic medical records (EMR) system in a $360 million facility in Western Australia housing two of Australia’s newest hospitals.
The EMR platform has formed the clinical digital backbone of the new facility, in the Perth suburb of Midland, which includes the St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals.

The 307-bed public hospital and the 60-bed private hospital are on the same campus.

Telstra says successful implementation of the EMR ensure that the hospitals digital health solutions match the state of the art facilities and staff.
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Rather sad the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth seems to be in such a mess while private sector seems to be able to just move forward.
Maybe WA Health might want to give Telstra Health a call to see if they might be able to help? What a naughty suggestion from a small Telstra shareholder!
David.

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