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QEII Hospital goes digital

4 July 2018

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

Facility Manager Mike Kerin said the upgrade, which included introducing electronic medical records and new digital work stations, would improve patient care.

“Patients now have secure electronic medical records instead of paper files and clinicians are able to instantly access up-to-date patient information,” he said.

“Staff are able to spend more time providing patient care and less time chasing paper charts.

“We also know that the digital systems will help us to reduce errors and to progress treatments more efficiently so patients can get home sooner.”

The digital transformation was a massive undertaking, with more than 100 additional digital adoption staff on site to oversee the conversion.

“Well done and thank you to everyone involved in this ground-breaking achievement,” said Mr Kerin.

“Myself and the entire leadership team here at QEII are incredibly proud of our staff who have studied and worked hard to embrace this change—all for the sake of our patients.”

QEII joined Princess Alexandra, Logan, Redland-Wynnum and Beaudesert, as a digital hospital in late-June.  

By 2020, Queensland Health aims to have 80 per cent of hospital patients treated in a digitally enabled facility.

Last updated 26 September 2018
Last reviewed 4 July 2018

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