Queensland boasts of early wins for Digital Hospital ieMR on MARS

Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital has seen a 71 per cent decrease in the number of duplicate pathology tests recorded since the introduction of the digital hospital version of the state's Cerner integrated electronic medical record (ieMR), part of a statewide plan to reduce all inappropriate pathology tests at ieMR hospitals by more than five per cent.

It has also seen a 38 per cent reduction in the rate of serious falls and a 59 per cent decrease in the cost of medical stationery since the new system, which has also been implemented at Cairns Hospital and is now rolling out to Mackay and Townsville, went live in November 2015.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Cerner, iEMR, eHealth Queensland, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital

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