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27.11.2014 14:13 Age: 5 yrs

New system to improve patient information in the south west


A new web-based Patient Administration System (PAS) was recently launched in WA Country Health Service’s south west and will improve the collection and access of patient information.

WebPAS has replaced the ageing HCare system at Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta Hospitals and will subsequently be rolled out across the region.

Operations Manager Jeremy Higgins said the new IT software would deliver improvements across a range of activities including patient flow management, scheduling and appointments, admissions, discharges and transfers, patient indexing and billing, clinical coding and information management.

“Access to appropriate information when it is needed is paramount to improving patient safety. WebPAS is the basis for ensuring that information is consistently available where and when it is required,” said Jeremy.

“The WebPAS system will provide a single patient administration base, source of reference data and common processes across WA Health to help staff provide up to date and integrated patient records.

“The modern web-based interface reduces the risks to business continuity and has the ability to share information electronically in a timely and secure manner at multiple sites across the state.

“WebPAS will assist clinicians with access to appropriate patient information and support tools at the point of care and WA Health will have access to data that will allow us to more effectively monitor and evaluate service delivery outcomes,” said Jeremy.

WebPAS is part of the $10.7 million Royalties for Regions funding allocated to implement state-of-the-art ICT at the new campus and across the South West region.

The $120.4 million Busselton Health Campus includes $40.5 million Royalties for Regions funding and is part of the State Government’s bigger picture in health.  To find out more visit http://getthebiggerpicture.health.wa.gov.au


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