June 18, 2021

Bringing a wealth of experience to our EMR Project

We are continuing our series on introducing the staff members who are bringing together expertise and a wealth of experience to the Northern Health EMR Project.

The EMR Project will be a fully integrated digital patient record that will provide clinicians help to support high quality care for patients.

Over the next two years, nearly 40 dedicated staff members, who all bring a wealth of experience to the team, will be involved in the design and implementation of EMR.

Kimberly Hoo is the EMR Solution Architect and has been involved in many EMR rollouts.

“Prior to joining the Northern Health team, I was a Senior Functional Analyst at Health Technology Solutions, supporting multiple Victorian health services, all using Cerner EMR,” she said.

“I have been involved in several hospital EMR rollouts as well as post go-live improvement projects. Prior to that, I was the EMR Medication Lead at Austin Health, whilst balancing my role as a Clinical Hospital Pharmacist.”

“My role is to provide the Northern Health EMR team with technical guidance around Cerner’s functionality and design, to ensure our solution is delivered to leverage best clinical practices and prioritising patient safety.”

Sarai Abel is our EMR Applications Manager and feels very privileged to be leading Northern Health’s Application Team.

“As a conductor on the EMR train, my aim is to ensure we are continuously delivering to our planned schedule and within the EMR project scope. I am also looking forward to meeting as many of our stakeholders across Northern Health, so say g’day if you see me around,” Sarai said.

Before Sarai joined our EMR team, she was the EMR Applications Manager at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

“My responsibilities extended to supporting the successful implementation of the Connecting Care EMR in Parkville. Before that, I worked in technology services at healthAlliance in New Zealand, managing a large portfolio for critical clinical applications to healthcare workers across the Auckland region. Before that, I had roles in FinTech and local government sectors.”

We look forward to Sarai and Kimberly’s contribution to improving patient care at Northern Health. Stay tuned for more EMR team profiles in the coming weeks!

Featured image left to right: Kimberly Hoo and Sarai Abel