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It’s official! Logan Hospital is now a fully digital hospital, with all patients having electronic medical records, and staff documenting patient care directly into the ieMR.
Logan Hospital is the first public hospital in Australia to install the complete digital hospital system in a single stage, with other hospitals having taken a multi-stage approach to implementing the system.
Acting Executive Director, Logan Bayside Health Network, Michael Draheim, said the successful Go Live was due to the incredible commitment and positive attitude of the Logan workforce and the digital hospital project team.
"Staff approached the project with such energy and dedication, and this made sure that the challenges which came with the scale and complexity of the project were overcome.
"We know many staff turned up for their first shift during Go Live with some trepidation about how they would cope with the new system and devices in real patient care situations," Michael said.
"Clearly, all the training and practice paid off as the transition took place as well as anyone could have imagined and any small support issues were well managed," he said.
"It was great to see everyone take to the challenge with our typical Logan "can do" attitude, supporting each other at every stage."
Logan Bayside Health Network Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services, Lorraine Stevenson, said it was still absolutely vital that clinical staff keep sharing patient information face-to-face like they always have and not just rely on the system.