Tasmania sets out bold strategy for statewide digital health transformation

The Tasmanian government has allocated $150 million over four years out of an expected $475 million, 10-year investment in digital health technologies in today’s state budget, proposing to become the first Australian state to deliver a fully integrated healthcare system.

The long-term investment will see the procurement and implementation of a statewide electronic medical record (EMR), an Ambulance Tasmania integrated electronic patient care record (ePCR), and a statewide clinical viewer for hospitals, community care, GPs, specialists and allied health to better access clinical information across care settings.

There will also be a digital front door for patients through a consumer portal that will include scheduling of appointments, personal details and accessing results and medical advice, and a big emphasis on virtual care, following the success of its COVID@home project.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, Electronic medical record (EMR), Primary Health Tasmania, Tasmanian Health Service


0 # Adrian Boscolo 2022-05-27 21:56
Exciting to hear about the prospect of information silos being broken down and integration being prioritised in development and planning.

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