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.

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