Queensland Health, the state health department, has signed a $5.4 million contract with iSOFT Australia for information systems support over the next three years, a move to streamline the hospitals' patient administration processes.
The contract is with enterprise information, financial and business management systems developer for healthcare providers, iSOFT Australia. iSOFT will integrate a network of 38 health service districts and the Mater hospitals for Queensland Health. This will allow the organisation to continue to provide integrated services to over 200 hospitals and healthcare providers in Queensland, a company statement said.iSOFT chief executive Graeme Wilson said: "People can go to any hospital in QLD, and the data, system and skills to manage their interaction with that hospital is stable, integrated and strengthened."
According to iSOFT, the partnership is the first among Queensland Health's numerous IT initiatives including unique patient indentification, clinical and community information systems and electronic patient records.iSOFT is the technology partner for electronic patient systems management for several private and public healthcare providers in Australia including NSW Health, Westmead Hospital in Sydney, the Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance and the Mater Group in Brisbane.