March 31, 2021

EMR team visits sites across Northern Health

The EMR team has commenced site visits with walk-throughs to see workflows in practice and to learn more about ward and location layouts to start equipment planning.

The team was pleased to meet with clinical staff and answer questions about the EMR.

Gladys Thomas, EMR Clinical Documentation Analyst, said, “It was great to see the excitement and engagement of staff.”

The team visited all sites including Broadmeadows Hospital, Bundoora Centre, Craigieburn Centre and Northern Hospital Epping and saw pharmacy departments, radiology, perioperative areas, women’s health clinics, ED, ICU, NICU and many inpatient wards.

Sarai Abel, EMR Applications Lead, said she is “appreciative of the challenges our clinicians go through.”

Vanessa Reid, Chief Nursing Information Officer, added, “I was very grateful and impressed with the time and knowledge our clinical staff provided during the Current State Walk-throughs.”

“This was a wonderful opportunity for our EMR analysts and Cerner partners to see how we provide care to our patients.”

Alex Green, Project Manager (Engagement Owner) from Cerner, met the team for the first time and said, “it was great to see the enthusiasm from staff across Northern Health to get the project going – we collected a lot of data that we needed.”

The EMR team are looking forward to the next EMR opportunity when they start the design workshops on 12 April.