Case Study: Australia’s Northern Territory implements single digital medical record for all Territorians

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) is using InterSystems TrakCare® for its Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP), following an open, competitive tender that was managed by the NTG Department of Corporate and Information Services.

The Northern Territory will become the first Australian state or territory with a single system for all of its public healthcare sites. CCSRP is the “largest ever” IT reform in the Territory, according to health minister Natasha Fyles, and is designed to improve health outcomes for all Territorians by promoting efficiency, effectiveness and integration throughout the public healthcare system.

InterSystems TrakCare unified clinical information system will connect every point of care across all public health facilities, including the five existing public hospitals, the new Palmerston Regional Hospital, 54 remote health centres and all community-based health services, including the most remote locations of the 1.3-million-sq-km territory.

InterSystems will deploy TrakCare on its HealthShare platform, and clinicians at remote locations—even if they have intermittent Internet access–will be able to use TrakCare to manage a cohort of patients on disconnected devices and upload changes when they regain connectivity.

The Northern Territory Department of Health, or NT Health, aims to deliver better overall experiences for every Territorian through a single, end-to-end patient information system to coordinate care.

The availability of a single record, with all relevant information provided to authorised users and clients, both at the point of care and for the planning and review of client care, is critical to consistent, high-quality care.

“InterSystems was selected as the preferred provider, among highly competitive international vendors, through a robust procurement process which was supported by a wider group of frontline NT Heath Staff,” said Associate Professor Nadarajah Kangaharan, Clinical Sponsor for the CCSRP.  “As Australia’s first end-to-end fully integrated ICT solution, once implemented, it is expected to support a highly efficient, safe and quality healthcare delivery to Territorians with ability to monitor clinical outcomes.”

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– Feature by InterSystems