Victoria to fund $124m Epic roll-out at Parkville precinct

Melbourne Health, the Royal Women's Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will implement an Epic electronic medical record with $124 million in funding to be announced in today's state budget.

The facilities missed out last year in their bid to roll out the system used at Royal Children’s Hospital, which has seen a 27 per cent reduction in medication errors since it went live in April 2016. The bid was subsequently re-scoped.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Epic, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville precinct


+2 # Robert Barley 2018-05-02 09:08
As some may know, I work for another leading EMR vendor so my comments may seem biased however - a) I simply can not see where $124M is needed to implement an EMR and is this the full cost ? b) $34M per year in savings? On what - are there serious problems being resolved here? and c) If any other Victorian jurisdiction is looking to implement a fully integrated EMR (and PAS) and wishes to get to achieve HIMSS Level 6 but is looking to invest (significantly) less, then please contact me. I know i can help.

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