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Epic selected to deliver NSW Health’s Single Digital Patient Record system

Epic has been selected by NSW Health to provide its Single Digital Patient Record project. This project aims to unify all EMRs and pathology information systems in the state.

Epic’s supply contract, subject to successful completion of contractual negotiations will replace nine EMR platforms, six pathology LIMS, and many other clinical support systems that were previously provided by Cerner and Orion Health, DXC and Citadel.

The SDPR will allow for comprehensive, real-time electronic medical records access across NSW Health. It covers 15 Local Health Districts, two specialty networks, and all NSW Health pathology labs.

Chief executive of eHealth NSW Dr Zoran Bolevich said that they engaged over 350 experts to assess Epic’s supply proposal.

He said, “Their expertise, together with meaningful engagements with healthcare consumers will continue to guide me as we rollout SDPR across the state.”

THE BIGGER TREND

Epic, the Best-in-Klass software suite, has been delivering ACT’s Digital Health Record system. In August, the ACT government invested $35 million more in the project. It is expected that it will go online in this year.

The NSW government invested more than $105 million last year in SDPR. Before its widespread rollout, the system will be activated at Hunter New England LHD.

ON THE REPORT

“Patients, as well as our staff, will be able to benefit from the clinical insights that are derived from the collection of new data that allows for ongoing innovation throughout the state. “Our work in pathology plays a vital role in the diagnostic process. Developing a statewide [LIMS] system will ensure that we offer the best possible services for the community and our partners for many decades to come,” Tracey McCosker, chief executive of NSW Health Pathology, said about the SDPR project.

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