Get to know the EMR team

The journey of Northern Health’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Program took off in February with nearly 40 staff members embarking on a two to three year project to implement EMR across Northern Health.

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

Over the next 18 months, staff across all our services will be involved in the design of the EMR and will bring a wealth of experience to the team.

Gladis Thomas is an EMR Analyst – Clinical Documentation and has been with Northern Health as an ICU Nurse and Acting NUM of Ward 5 Cardiology for 10 years.

“My extensive managerial skills along with an understanding of Northern Health work flows will assist the build and configuration of evidence based documents,” she said.

“It will enable the clinicians for a seamless transition to EMR, which will enhance patient safety and quality of care delivered to our community.”

Prudence Poon has worked as a Health Information Manager (HIM) at Northern Health for more than 10 years. She was the HIM of CPF and Forms and facilitated CPF version four and Upgrade and Referrals Manager implementation in the last two years.

Now, she is part of the EMR team as a Clinical Documentation Lead.

“I will work with the EMR Clinical Documentation Analysts, EMR leaders and Northern Health stakeholders to build and configure clinical documents and implement an integrated EMR system to ensure best practice workflows are standardised, safe, usable, secure and robust,” Prudence said.

Isah Rosal is also an EMR Analyst – Clinical Documentation. Before joining the Northern Health team, Isah worked as an EMR Analyst and Educator at Austin Health and Clinical Nurse and EMR Educator at Eastern Health.

“My knowledge, skills and experiences as a clinician and as a part of our various eHealth implementations would greatly benefit the team in building an EMR for Northern Health that is clinically relevant and appropriate,” Isah said.

Prior to joining Northern Health’s EMR team as an EMR Analyst – Clinical Documentation, Madeline Leone worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Associate Nurse Unit Manager on Ward 16, specialising in Colorectal and Urology Nursing.

“My goal as a Clinical Documentation Analyst is to utilise my skills, experience and workflow knowledge to ensure a smooth transition to an electronic system that best suits the needs of clinicians,” Madeline said.

Virgina Grant’s EMR role is a Clinical Documentation Analyst.

“As a Clinical Documentation Analyst, I will help standardise and streamline clinical workflows and ensure that the EMR meets the needs of clinical staff,” Virgina said.

“I have worked as a physiotherapist for the last 20 years across different streams and services both in Australia and the UK.

I have worked with Northern Health since 2014 as the Senior Clinician Physiotherapist on the rehabilitation ward at Broadmeadows Hospital. I specialise in neurological rehabilitation and support people to regain movement and function after a stroke or other neurological injury.”

We look forward to their contribution to improving patient care at Northern Health.