Epic now live in first Australian hospital

Epic's first Australian customer is now live on its EHR. Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne had its big bang go-live between April 30 and May 1.

Royal Children's Hospital selected Epic in April 2014, announcing a $48 million (in Australian dollars) contract, which is roughly equivalent to $36 million in USD. According to the hospital, it is one of the first pediatric hospitals in Australia to replace paper-based medical records with an electronic system.

In addition to the medical records, Royal Children's Hospital also implemented a patient portal.

Hospital CEO Christine Kilpatrick said the go-live was "remarkably smooth" and "successful," according to Epic.

More articles on Epic:

Epic, Cerner top vendors used for MU attestation; athenahealth posts Q2 loss; McKesson recognized for philanthropic giving — 8 health IT key notes 
Epic tops EHR vendors used by physicians attesting to MU 
17 of the most interesting people in healthcare 

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months