September 12, 2023

Northern Hospital Epping is going live with the EMR today!

The wait is over – Northern Hospital Epping is finally live with the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) today!

The first wards to go live with the EMR are Wards 2, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, Operating Theatres, Recovery, Cath Lab, Endoscopy, Day Procedure Unit, HITH, and Transit Lounge.

We are expecting to transition more than 100 patients today, via a total of 11 clinical transition teams stationed at Epping. If you see someone in a pink vest, make sure you don’t disturb them, as they require total concentration to transition patients to the EMR.

“The team are well prepared and have done the hard work – go live is their opportunity to shine,” said Tracey Wyllie, Director of Operation – Perioperative Services.

“We have been fortunate to go live in two halves and have been able to transition some lessons from Broadmeadows Hospital to Northern Hospital.”

“It has been a big all-round effort and I know that the perioperative team will do what they do best when presented with a challenge. We’ve got this and I’m really proud of them all!” said Ms Wyllie.

Jake Geertsema, Director of Anaesthesia, said EMR super user presence has been vital.

“We have medical student super users in theatre providing valuable assistance to the team in using the EMR,” said Dr Geertsema.

“Implementing the EMR is the right step for Northern Health and our patients.”

More than 500 questions have been asked in the EMR Super User MS Teams Channel, and more than 100 calls have come through to the EMR Help Desk. Thank you to the team for this fantastic effort in answering questions and resolving issues.

With Northern Hospital Epping and Craigieburn Centre going live this week, we are expecting a significant increase in support required. While we strive to ensure all areas are well supported, please also utilise the Quick Reference Guides as your first point of support.