Bacchus Marsh Melton Digital Health Transition

The Bacchus Marsh Melton Digital Health Transition Project is extending the Digital Health functionality currently used at Western Health’s Footscray, Sunshine, Williamstown and Sunbury sites to the Bacchus Marsh Melton (BMM) sites to aid the flow of healthcare information across the organisation and support seamless, safe and effective care.

Work on the Digital Health extension has been underway for quite some time and indeed the transition of numerous applications has already occurred over the first stage of the project.

We are now in an exciting phase where work is underway on the second stage of the project which involves, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The extension of the current Western Health Electronic Medical Record. This is the primary application for managing patient care information across Western Health.  EMR Phase 1 and EMR Phase 2.1 functionality will be rolled out. This rollout will occur in parallel with the delivery of the remaining EMR Phase 2.1 maternity functionality
  • Replacing BMM CPF with Western Health BOSSnet for scanned medical records
  • Transitioning BMM iPM to the Western Health iPM as a unified patient administration system
  • Introducing ChargePro as the Finance system across all Western Health sites


Current State Review – currently underway 

Digital Health Team representatives are meeting with BMM representatives to map out the current BMM workflows. We are most grateful to everyone assisting with this important work which will help to inform the next steps, including the configuration requirements, training requirements and Go-Live planning.


Device requirements, network and infrastructure analysis – currently underway

Thank you also to the staff assisting with this analysis.


Information sessions – October 2023 

These information sessions will provide a project overview and timeline, with a focus on plans for training and support. Key project contacts will be in attendance and will look forward to answering queries. The same information will be presented at each site.

  • Wednesday 18th October, 2 – 3pm, Melton Health Hub – Conference Rooms 1 & 2
  • Thursday 19th October, 2 – 3pm, Bacchus Marsh Hospital – Conference Room


Training and Go-Live

It is expected that some initial introductory training will commence later this year and Go-Live will take place in early 2024.

Staff will be supported with in-person training and online learning modules will be available via WeLearn.   In-person training will be held at the Bacchus Marsh and Melton sites dependent on the availability of training rooms.  It may be necessary to hold some training sessions at the Sunshine or Footscray Hospitals or Braybrook Corporate Campus.

The Go-Live schedule and plan will be determined in the coming months.


Key Contacts

Over the coming months many Digital Health Team members will spend time at the BMM sites to gather the information required to progress the project, and to plan and provide training and support.   The key contacts for queries are:


Nursing & Midwifery


Medical Officers


Allied Health 




Thank you for your continued support for this important project.  The Digital Health Team are most excited to be working with you to deliver enhanced access to information to support the delivery of Best Care.