Northern Health commences Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Project

Northern Health is pleased to announce it has commenced its Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Project after signing an agreement with Cerner Corporation last week.

Electronic Medical Record systems are the way health services document, manage and store relevant health information as part of patient care.

Northern Health is committed to patients receiving the highest quality of care and implementing the EMR across our health service will continue to ensure patients receive safe and timely care into the future.

Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive held a virtual signing of the agreement with Cerner last Wednesday, 28 October, to mark the official commencement of the project.

“In line with our commitment to provide safe, trusted care to our community, Northern Health is pleased to announce the commencement of our EMR Project.”

“We look forward to working with Cerner to implement the integrated EMR across Northern Health, to ensure our patients continue to receive the best possible care.”

Cameron Burt, Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific, Cerner Corporation, on the day of the signing said, “Today marks a significant milestone in Northern Health’s EMR journey and we are honoured to partner with them in their mission to provide better health care for their community.”

EMRs streamline health care information by providing clinicians access to up-to-date medical information in one place. The EMR will enhance coordination of care by allowing clinicians access to a health service-wide view of clinical information to create and apply decisions that would promote patient safety.

The clinically-led program will help shape how clinical care is provided to our community. This clinical engagement a key to the success of an EMR project.  We will be working with our clinicians to ensure our EMR best meets the needs of our patients.

In partnership with Cerner, Northern Health is planning a full stack implementation to be in place by late-2022.

Trish Aldridge is the Director of the EMR Project and is looking forward to working on the project over the next two years.

“We are excited to start this project to optimise the quality and safety of our patient care, with the vision of ‘one patient, one integrated record’,” Trish said.

Featured Image: Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive, Northern Health with Cameron Burt (on screen), Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Cerner Corporation