Extra functionality caused extra cost for digital hospitals: Queensland Health

Extra functionality including clinical device integration, the delivery of digital records for maternity and community health and wireless upgrades were some of the reasons why the 'digital hospital' release of the integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) ran over budget at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) and Cairns Hospital, Queensland Health says.

A report by Queensland's Auditor-General released last week into the financial performance of Queensland's 16 Hospital and Health Services (HHS) found that most were performing well, but that the budget for PAH's digital hospital roll-out had overrun by $12m and Cairns by $15m.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Queensland Health, Cerner, iEMR, eHealth Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Cairns Hospital, Richard Ashby

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