Countdown to Paper-Lite electronic medical records begins

Allied Health’s Christina Sutiono, EMR2 lead Julie Remington, Susan Annable from recovery, BCI’s Ye Yang and Allied Health’s Annette Jones at Paper-Lite local coach training.
Allied Health’s Christina Sutiono, EMR2 lead Julie Remington, Susan Annable from recovery, BCI’s Ye Yang and Allied Health’s Annette Jones at Paper-Lite local coach training.

A flood of new technology will hit Westmead Hospital when devices for the Paper-Lite electronic medical records start arriving on April 24.

The project – which will move many patient records from paper to electronic format from May 1 – will result in an additional 600 new computers across the hospital which will included:

  • 290 computers on wheels (otherwise known as ‘COWs’),
  • 72 wall-mounted PCs,
  • 100 standard PC’s,
  • 142 laptops.

An extra 120 power points and 60 new data ports will be installed around the place as well.

Paper-Lite trainer Ian Jeremy, electronic medical records
Paper-Lite trainer Ian Jeremy manning an information desk ahead of the electronic medical records launch at Westmead.

Project lead Robyn Cook said the switch to Paper-Lite Electronic Medical Records was a huge logistical exercise that has involved hundreds of training sessions for our nursing, allied health, medical and administrative staff.

“We need anyone who has to be trained, but hasn’t signed up yet, to get on board as soon as they can. Ask your manager about Paper-Lite training,” she said.

“It’s a huge shift in the way we do our jobs, and we don’t want anyone to be left behind.”

Go Live preparation for Local Coaches is about to begin: training is continuing and in-service sessions to refresh staff knowledge on key tasks will start across the hospital soon. Check with your manager to find out dates for your area.

For more information about Paper-Lite Electronic Medical Records training, contact WSLHD-Westmead-Paperlite@health.nsw.gov.au

 

One of the COWs (computers on wheels) that will be rolled out at Westmead Hospital as part of the Paper-Lite electronic medical records project.
One of the COWs (computers on wheels) that will be rolled out at Westmead Hospital as part of the Paper-Lite electronic medical records project.

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