Westmead’s move to Paper-Lite electronic medical records is one of the biggest steps forward in the hospital’s history – and no-one is more excited by the switch than Westmead Hospital general manager Andrew Newton.
The Paper-Lite roll-out started on May 1, and Mr Newton took to Facebook to spread news of its early success:
“… by close of business today, our fantastic staff at Westmead Hospital, along with our colleagues from Cerner, eHealth NSW and the eMR2 team, will have converted a staggering 4.2% of the NSW public hospital bed base from paper records to electronic medical records in THREE DAYS!! This is a significant achievement. Thank you to all involved – you’ve been great!”
Paper-Lite will provide access to patient records anywhere, anytime.
To make it happen, 550 new computers, laptops and workstations on wheels have been provided, and thousands of people have been trained.
An army of local coaches from clinical areas across the hospital are in place as the roll-out continues, to provide support with the switch.
The roll-out will continue until May 19.
If you need support when your area goes live:
- See your local coach (their bright green t-shirts will make them easy to spot!)
- Call the Paper-Lite Command Centre on (02) 8890 3954, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week