Citadel rejects end of life claims for Auslab as QH confirms $50-100m tender

Canberra-based Citadel Health has rejected reports describing the Auslab laboratory information system used by Queensland Health as at the end of its life, saying it is a core product within the company's solution suite that Citadel will continue to invest in.

Auslab has been used by Queensland Health for 20 years for its public hospital pathology services. First developed by PJA Solutions, which was acquired by Citadel Health last year, Auslab is used in conjunction with a results viewer called Auscare, and is one of the few lab systems on the market that has integrated billing.

A spokesperson for Health Support Queensland confirmed that Queensland Health is planning to undertake an open tender process for a new laboratory information system (LIS) this year, with the budget estimated to be between $50 and $100 million.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Queensland Health, Auslab, Citadel Health

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# Philip Robinson 2016-03-10 19:53
The key statement from the QH spokeperson that they wish to procure a "modern system that interacts with other core QH Systems". This is clearly code for Cerner. It should be noted that QH did not go to Tender for Cerner Clinical systems but piggy-backed on the NSW Contract.
In terms of legacy systems, Cerner PathNet was first released in 1984. Differentiation on the basis of relative Operating Systems is irrelevant as Cerner was also traditionally only on Tru64 (Digital Unix) and Open VMS. Cerner is now also on the Linux O/S with the Oracle Database.

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