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Digital technology is transforming healthcare.


Metro South Health is at the forefront.

In 2018, we completed an ambitious project to fully digitise our four major metropolitan hospitals and one rural hospital.

In a digital hospital, all patient medical records are electronic. Clinicians have instant, real-time information about patients at the point of care through digital workstations instead of paper files.

At Metro South Health, we have one goal: to provide the highest quality care for our patients. Our digital systems are helping us do that through more accurate, more efficient and more personalised care.

5 digital hospitals
6500 patients' medical records opened daily
8000 lab tests ordered daily
60000 medications administered daily

Five hospitals, one digital network

Metro South Health is Queensland's largest health service by population and employs more than 13,000 staff. We provide public hospital and health services to patients in the Brisbane southside, Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim regions.

Metro South map

What is a digital hospital?

Each patient's electronic record now travels with them--wherever they are on their healthcare journey. That means better collaboration between clinicians, and more linked up care for patients.

In our digital hospitals:

  • vital signs, radiology, medications and test results are seamlessly integrated into the system
  • clinicians have access to early warning alerts in a medical emergency
  • patients are accurately identified through wristbands with unique barcodes
  • medical grade wi-fi is available in all areas of the hospital
  • rich data and analytics are available for research and quality improvement.

The benefits of digital healthcare

Early identification of deteriorating patients
Pressure injuries
Reduced pressure injuries
Infections
Reduced infections
Emergency length of stay
Reduced emergency length of stay
Inpatient length of stay
Reduced inpatient length of stay
Drug administration and monitoring incidents
Reduced drug incidents

Digital health news

acute care@home teams in Logan are fully digital

Logan Acute Care@Home patients enjoying digital benefits

Logan’s Acute Care @ Home team are now fully digital on-the-road with all the benefits of Digital Hospital for patients on their doorstep.

The Alfred Hospital visit Redland

The Alfred all over Redland digital move

Redland Hospital’s recent Digital Hospital transformation has provided crucial insight to visitors from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before their own Go-Live in October this year.

QEII Hospital goes digital

QEII Hospital goes digital

QEII Hospital has become the latest and final Metro South Health hospital to go digital.  

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Last updated 12 October 2018
Last reviewed 18 September 2018