We are pleased to present a selection of recent articles, stories and case studies relating to the work being undertaken by eHealth NSW.
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Patient Safety enhanced with data-driven innovation
18 Sep 2020
Every day is World Patient Safety Day for eHealth NSW with much of our work focused on minimising patient harm in our health system. In collaboration with the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) and the Ministry of Health, eHealth NSW has recently completed a 10-month trial of the Pascal Metrics Risk Trigger Monitoring (RTM) tool at both Prince of Wales and Blacktown Hospitals.
Interpreting service in WSLHD is leading the way with myVirtualCare
16 Sep 2020
COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving pandemic and is shaping a new form of delivering healthcare across health systems worldwide. The pandemic spurred a push for interpreting services to become more accessible to patients with limited English proficiency and patients who are deaf.
Supporting end-of-life care with digital tools
17 Aug 2020
Palliative-care patients will benefit from more coordinated, tailored and holistic support following improvements to how a person’s end-of-life-care wishes, monitoring and assessments are recorded in NSW Health’s electronic medical record (EMR).
Patient care goes digital at another NSW Health ICU
14 Aug 2020
Critically ill patients at another of Westmead Hospital’s Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Sydney’s west are the latest to benefit from eHealth NSW's Electronic Record for Intensive Care (eRIC).
Giving clinicians faster, easier access to digital systems
12 Aug 2020
Clinicians working in inner and south-western Sydney public hospitals now have only one user identification to remember, giving them much easier access to the electronic medical record (EMR).
Supporting NSW Health staff moving to 1 Reserve Road
30 Jul 2020
ICT experts from the state’s digital health agency eHealth NSW have started supporting staff from a range of NSW Health agencies as they begin working from new corporate headquarters at 1 Reserve Road (1RR).
Fighting COVID-19 with digital triage tools
10 Jul 2020
When COVID-19 struck, NSW Health moved swiftly to protect from the pandemic the state’s 7.5 million residents and the 150,000 staff members who care for them.
Personalised strategies guard those at increased risk of COVID-19 in western Sydney
06 Jul 2020
Almost 15,000 western Sydney residents with an increased risk of contracting coronavirus have been identified and given personalised and proactive strategies to help keep them safe, thanks to an initiative that could be scaled across the state.
NSW Health staff collaborating remotely in record numbers
29 Jun 2020
The state’s digital health agency is giving more NSW Health staff than ever before the telehealth and screen-sharing technology they need to provide patient care safely, collaboratively and remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clozapine digital solution enhances patient safety
19 Jun 2020
Public-hospital inpatients across NSW are set to benefit from a new digital management solution for clozapine, a psychotropic medication used in treatment-resistant schizophrenia.
Supporting excellent patient care – whatever happens
19 Jun 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for health systems globally to be prepared for the worst – and fast.
Since 2016 the state’s digital health agency, eHealth NSW, has worked on a major project to improve the reliability and availability of clinical systems for the benefit of NSW Health clinicians and the patients for whom they care.
Accelerating virtual care across NSW Health
18 Jun 2020
With COVID-19 sparking unprecedented demand for virtual care, the state’s digital health agency eHealth NSW is joining forces with NSW Health partners and consumers to extend this model of care into even more settings over the next five years.
Full stream ahead! Patients stay connected with more hospital Wi-Fi services
10 Jun 2020
Despite the social isolation enforced by COVID-19, patients and guests at hospitals in Western NSW Local Health District are now more connected than ever.
Dictating leads to quicker handover of patient notes
09 Jun 2020
To deliver faster, smarter and safer patient care, NSW Health clinicians are using voice-recognition technology that allows them to dictate their notes directly into electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
Big data helps NSW Health clinicians to ‘see’ sepsis
29 May 2020
Big data is helping NSW Health to tackle the big problem of sepsis, which kills more Australians every year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
A new front door for digital health research projects
21 May 2020
Conducting research in partnership with eHealth NSW will be smoother and more transparent now that its Data and Analytics portfolio is coordinating and enabling research projects involving the state’s digital health agency.
Telestroke ‘a model for COVID-19 care and beyond’
19 May 2020
Saving lives and improving post-stroke outcomes, Telestroke is being hailed as a model for care during COVID-19 and beyond in its use of telehealth technology to virtually assess and treat stroke patients in regional and rural NSW.
Using EMR data in the fight against COVID-19
13 May 2020
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is arming its clinicians and workforce managers with a real-time dashboard which shows at a glance how many COVID-19-positive children are inpatients at its two hospitals, and in which wards, and where any affected outpatients reside.
Nurses nurture NSW Health’s digital transformation
12 May 2020
International Nurses Day is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the 50,000+ nurses who play a critical supporting role in caring for patients across NSW Health, Australia’s largest public health system.
Ensuring continuity of cancer care amid COVID-19
04 May 2020
Cancer specialists in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region south of Sydney are holding multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings from behind the safety of their laptops, ensuring continuity of care for NSW Health cancer patients as the fight against COVID-19 continues.
No pregnant pauses in time of COVID-19
04 May 2020
The weeks leading up to a baby’s birth can be a stressful time for expectant parents, but when they clash with the outbreak of a global pandemic it’s a recipe for even more heightened anxiety.
Grand applause for virtual grand rounds in age of COVID-19
29 Apr 2020
A vital way of keeping clinicians across new and evolving areas of medicine, grand rounds take place weekly across all NSW public hospitals to support high-quality patient care.
Reaching Australia’s second-largest workforce via SMS
28 Apr 2020
The state’s digital health agency eHealth NSW has enabled NSW Health to send short message service (SMS) notifications for the first time to all 173,000 of its staff members in all four corners of the state.
Young patients say yes please to more screen time
27 Apr 2020
Tech-savvy patients being treated in and by Sydney’s children’s hospitals are embracing the shift towards telehealth models of care, jumping at the chance for more screen time with clinicians who are only too pleased to provide it.
Enabling top clinical information access in the fight vs COVID-19
22 Apr 2020
Frontline clinicians across NSW Health are being supported with fast and easy access to the best and most up-to-the-minute information and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Enabling remote working for Australia’s second-largest employer 08 Apr 2020
- Empowering eHealth NSW women 03 Apr 2020
SARA captures cybersecurity incidents
24 Mar 2020
NSW Health staff are being better supported to report cybersecurity-related incidents, following the addition of a new form to the SARA (Search and Request Anything) portal.
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