One week after the launch of Paper-Lite electronic medical records at Westmead Hospital, we asked people what they thought.
This is what they said:
“BEST thing EVER. Efficient, less paper = saves environment = yasssss!”
“Online saves time.”
“You can read everyone’s handwriting, and it’s easier to go through multidisciplinary entries.”
“I find it easy finding progress notes and any documentation is easy to access.”
“The COWs have facilitated an easy transition to Paper-Lite.”
And of course …
“Finally – a chance to use my touch-typing skills!”
The Paper-Lite project trained 5000 people, rolled out hundreds of new computers, workstations and laptops and successfully moved patient records from paper to digital format, meaning access anywhere, any time.