Queensland Health will centralise the deployment, procurement and management of rural nurses and midwifes in the state.
A new IT system will go-live later this year and will apply to all rural Queensland nursing agency services.
According to department tender documents, the internal management service will provide a low clinical service risk, use "service governance mechanisms", and provide a "fiscally responsible approach" to service cost recovery.
The agency expects the system will be progressively implemented state-wide commencing with a trial and incremental rollout to metropolitan facilities, other South-East Queensland health service districts, and then other regional centres.
Queensland Health employs more than 70,000 people and delivers services through a network of 15 health services districts and the Mater Hospital.
The state government in Feburary planned to launch a website, similar to the Federal Government’s My School initiative, to provide access to data about emergency department access block, wait times, and attendance by hospital and by triage category.