EMR a new era in East Gippsland healthcare

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system goes live on Monday (24 October) in the acute portion of the hospital – and here’s everything you need to know about how it works and how it affects you.

BRHS and Bass Coast Health both join the EMR system on Monday, which will now cover all major hospitals across the Gippsland region – including Bass Coast, Warragul, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Sale and BRHS.

The system is already operating successfully in the BRHS Emergency Department.

EMR improves our ability to provide high quality healthcare by:

  • providing accurate, up-to-date and complete information about patients at the bedside
  • allowing faster access to patient records for more coordinated, efficient care
  • enhancing privacy and security of patient information through secure sharing of electronic information with patients and other clinicians (with patient permission)
  • helping staff diagnose patients more effectively, reducing medical errors and improving safety
  • enhancing communication between patients and medical staff and reducing the number of times you need to tell your story
  • providing safer, more reliable medical prescribing, and
  • improving the quality of our medical records by making them more complete and legible.

At BRHS, we’re excited about this important step forward.

Research shows that an Electronic Medical Record system results in healthcare that is safer, and improves outcomes for patients.

We have done a lot of training and preparation but all new things take some getting used to.

If you are at BRHS over the next two weeks, you may find some processes a little slower. Please be patient as our staff adapt to the new system.

We thank you for your understanding.

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