Queensland Health rejects insider claims of ieMR cost overruns

The Queensland Department of Health has rejected claims by an insider that there are major budget overruns in its integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) project and has defended the four-stage release strategy for the system, which is seeing one hospital pay $175,000 a month for medical record and document scanning.

A Queensland Health source has told Pulse+IT that while the project was on track as recently as August 2014 to deliver the ieMR for approximately $190 million to seven hospital and health services – involving nine hospitals in total – the former Newman government's statewide ICT renewal program had disrupted the plans, with senior staff involved in the roll-out leaving the Health Services Information Agency (HSIA) and the establishment of a new Chief Health Information Office separate from HSIA causing further disruption.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Queensland Health, Cerner, iEMR, eHealth Queensland

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