Legislative Council Tuesday 21 May, 2019
Ms FORREST question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
Regarding the Tasmanian Health Service maternity services provided at North West Regional Hospital and North West Private Hospital under contract -
(1) Has an ICT solution been implemented to permit direct uploading of the THS obstetrics antenatal record that includes any intrapartum and postnatal plans to the North West Regional Hospital digital medical record infomedics?
(a) If so, when did this occur and have any issues or problems been identified with the sharing of these data?
(b) If not, why not? What is the expected time frame of implementation?
Mr President, I thank the member for Murchison for her question.
(1) The automatic electronic upload of perinatal records to the digital medical record is in the process of being implemented. An interim manual process of printing and scanning is currently in place where North West Private Hospital staff can print and scan documents directly into the digital medical record.
(2) Automatic electronic upload of perinatal records to the digital medical record is planned for completion by the end of 2019.