Midland DHBs going live with ePharmacy

Lakes District Health Board has rolled out the Midland region ePharmacy system from CSC at Rotorua and Taupo hospitals.

The ePharmacy system is being rolled out in five Midland DHBs, with Tairawhiti DHB also now live and Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki DHBs due to go live in May and June.

The $2.6 million roll-out is part of a regional shared solution approach from the Midland DHBs, which are also currently implementing CSC's MedChart electronic medications management system as part of the nationwide roll-out.

According to Lakes DHB, the ePharmacy initiative allows all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice to be managed within a single system, allowing the DHB to track pharmacy dispensing, inventory and cost centre accounting requirements.

The new system replaces an earlier electronic system called Galen at Rotorua and Taupo hospital pharmacies.

General manager for clinical services for Lakes DHB, Dale Oliff, said the Lakes go-live came after lengthy planning and hard work by a range of staff, with the regional decision to proceed made some five years ago.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: CSC

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