More money for specialist outpatients strategy in Qld Health budget

The Queensland government has allocated additional funding of $77.4 million in today's budget to extend its specialist outpatients strategy, which has seen new eReferral and appointment management systems introduced and remote access to hospital records provided to GPs.

Queensland Health will also invest $92.1 million in prioritised ICT categories this year, including the continued roll-out of the Cerner integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR), now live in 15 hospitals following go-lives at Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital. An ieMR with advanced capability will be rolled out to a total of 28 sites by September 2021.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Queensland Health, iEMR, Specialist outpatient strategy

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# Joanne Curry 2019-06-18 11:09
the pan to use nurse navigators does not surprise me at all and would satisfy many patients who I have worked with as part of my patient journey modelling work. a constant complaint is that the patient has so many people in their care continuum they dont know who to contact when and if they are following the best care plan for them, particularly when they have chronic conditions. so even though this looks like it is costing money I am sure it will save $ from a reduction in potential ED presentations and/or admissions.

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