Bacchus Marsh Melton Digital Health Transition
Yes. There will also be a buddy system with a nearby area so that you can access the buddy EMR Downtime Viewer and Printer in the event of a Downtime Viewer or Printer issue in your area during an EMR outage.
The devices being rolled out are new devices, in addition to those currently present. The numbers and types of devices to be delivered to each area has been determined in consultation with the leadership of each area.
The EMR is used to document and manage patient care.
BOSSnet is used for scanned medical records ie forms that require a signature, the storage of historical medical records.
That is currently true. It is a matter that we’re looking at for a future optimisation.
Wall mount computers were not captured as part of the initial business case, a variation to the business case will be written to request the wall mounts. The variation will then go through an approval process. Once approved, the wall mounts will then be procured and installed.
Western Health has commenced investigation into the possible installation of privacy screens on devices. A decision on this has not been made as yet.
The order for the Bacchus Marsh Melton devices was placed some months ago. Privacy screens were not included in the order.
If a decision is made to install privacy screens then these will be ordered separately and a team of staff will be trained to install the screens across Western Health.
To protect sensitive information from being displayed on unattended devices, screensavers now activate on Western Health computers after a period of 5 minutes of inactivity, reduced from the previous 10 minutes of inactivity.
Staff are encouraged to please remember, before walking away from a workstation or moving a workstation on wheels / laptop on wheels, to lock the device or log off from the device.
I have a question regarding ‘replacing BMM CPF with Western Health BOSSnet for scanned medical records. Does this apply to all clinical areas? Or more specifically, the Paediatric Allied Health team? If so, BOSSnet is being phased out in the Paediatric Allied Health Team at WH – Sunshine (inpatients and outpatients) as this function is available on EMR. BOSSnet is currently only used to review previously uploaded documents by that team. Can you advise why we are not transitioning to a consistent approach across the health service?
BOSSnet is still currently used for scanned medical records across Western Health.
The EMR is used for medical record documentation-when documentation requires scanning or requires a signature then BOSSnet is used.
The approach used at BMM will be consistent with the approach used across the organisation.
If the function referred to in this question is available on the EMR, then the transition will be made to the EMR.
While the Go-Live for the Bacchus Marsh and Melton sites will occur during the same window, the exact details about the Go Live schedule will be determined in the coming months in consultation with the Bacchus Marsh Melton leadership
Yes, this will Go-Live at the same time as the Bacchus Marsh and Melton sites
Yes. BMM has an extensive community program which requires access to the EMR whilst out of the office.
This will be available from a laptop with a 4G/5G sim card, which will be provided to staff to connect to the EMR while working in the community.