HIC 2019: Royal Children's reaping the benefits from its big bang theory

Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital has seen a reduction in its mortality rate of 25 per cent since it went live with its Epic electronic medical record, and has registered similarly impressive figures for avoidable lab tests and medication prescribing and administration errors.

While the hospital is not claiming definitively that the reduction in the mortality rate is due to the EMR and may be part of an overall trend, there have been no changes to the patient population or other major intervention that can clearly account for it, RCH paediatrician and chief medical information officer Mike South said.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Epic, Royal Children's Hospital, Professor Mike South


# Terry Hannan 2019-08-16 08:15
This is a very interesting report. I have seen this RCH implementation first hand and the hospital's approach has been outstanding. As this article points how did they make it work as a Big Bang? From my understnading, it is one of the few (?only one) where social media involved the whole staff-cleaners to administrators- with a set deadline for implementation. The project continues to have ongoing 'evaluations'.

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