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September 2020

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The EMR team is improving patient care.

Shared electronic medical records for Parkville

The Parkville electronic medical record (EMR) is live and being used by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Women’s, Royal Melbourne and Royal Children’s hospitals to support the delivery of clinical care.

Speaking on behalf of the four partner health services, Royal Melbourne Hospital Chief Executive Officer Christine Kilpatrick said the EMR had been more than two years in the making and was now more crucial than ever, offering a range of benefits to support high-quality patient care.

‘EMRs have been introduced in hospitals across Australia, and around the world, and are proven to reduce medication errors, clinical incidents, hospital-acquired infections, length of stay and mortality rates.

‘The EMR will also provide us with new tools to improve patient care and respond to COVID-19.

‘These tools are already being used by the Royal Melbourne Hospital emergency department and the Royal Children’s Hospital, which has had the EMR for some time.

‘We thank the Victorian community for your support of our health services and the important work our teams do every day, to deliver the very best care,’ Professor Kilpatrick said.

•       For more information about the Parkville EMR visit https://www.thermh.org.au/patients-visitors/coming-hospital/electronic-medical-record.