NSW Health chose Epic to deliver its single digital patient record project, which seeks to unify all EMR and pathology information systems across the state.
Subject to the successful completion of contract negotiations, Epic’s supply contract will replace nine existing EMR platforms, six PAS, five pathology LIMS, and various other clinical support systems, which have been provided by Cerner, Orion Health, DXC, Citadel and Integrated Software Solutions. .
The SDPR will provide comprehensive information, Real-time electronic access to medical records at NSW Health, covering 15 local health districts (LHDs), two specialist health networks and all NSW Health pathology laboratories.
According to eHealth NSW CEO and CIO, Dr. Zoran Bolevich, they engaged more than 350 expert stakeholders, including clinicians, scientists and technical experts, to assess Epic’s supply proposal.
“His experience, along with significant engagement with healthcare consumers, will continue to guide us as we roll out SDPR statewide,” he added.
THE BIGGEST TREND
Epic, which is still the Best in Klas software package in 12 years also offers ACT statewide digital health record system The ACT government invested another $35 million in the project in August, which is expected to go online this year.
Meanwhile, the NSW government invested last year over $105 million in SDPR. The system will first go live at Hunter New England LHD before its full statewide rollout.
IN THE RECORD
“Patients and our busy staff will benefit from the clinical insights gained from capturing important new data that enable continued innovation across the state. Our work in pathology is vital to the diagnostic process and development of a statewide system [LIMS] will ensure we deliver the best possible services to the community and partners for decades to come,” said NSW Health Pathology CEO Tracey McCosker of the SDPR project.