Australian health system Bendigo Health taps InterSystems for electronic health record

TrakCare to provide clinical functionality, decision support, patient portal.
By Bernie Monegain
01:37 PM
According to a 2015 report by ratings organization KLAS, Intersystems has 45 customers in the Asia/Oceania region, which includes Australia and New Zealand.

Australian health system Bendigo Health has tapped Cambridge, Massachusetts-based InterSystems' TrakCare as its electronic medical record and clinical information system.

The Victoria, NSW, providers will deploy the technology at its new Bendigo Hospital, set to open in early 2017.TrakCare is scheduled to go live there later that year. The new digital facility will be the largest regional hospital development in the state of Victoria, officials said.

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TrakCare is used in 25 countries around the world, with deployments ranging from single hospitals to nationwide networks.

At Bendigo, the system will provide clinical functionality, including advanced clinical decision support, for almost all of the hospital's clinical departments, and a patient portal.

"The project will see a transition from mainly paper-based processes and records to a paper light, digital healthcare environment," said Rob McCathie, program manager, electronic medical records/information services at Bendigo Health, in a statement.

"We are aiming to achieve time savings for our clinical staff by giving them faster access to information and integrating systems so information is entered once rather than multiple times into different systems," he added.

Intersystems has 132 customers in the Asia/Oceania region, which includes Australia and New Zealand.

In fact, Intersystems is the top EHR vendor in that market, according to KLAS, while vendor Epic tends to rank highest in the firm's U.S. rankings.

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