Mobility Applications and Devices

EMR Phase 2.1 saw the connection of various biomedical devices to the EMR so health care information can be transmitted electronically directly into the patient’s record. The biomedical devices that have been integrated with the EMR are:

  • Philips IntelliVue Patient monitoring – used in ED, CCU, ICU / NICU
  • GE Carescape Patient Monitoring – used in Perioperative areas
  • Anaesthesetic machines – used in Theatres
  • Philips Fetal Monitors – MAC and Birthing
  • BD Alaris Infusion Pumps – ICU / NICU

Mortara Eli 280 / 380 ECG Carts – (the ECG Management Solution will be implemented during the EMR optimisation period)

For further information please contact the Digital Health Technology Team –

In short, EMR Mobile Apps means access to the EMR on a handheld device, similar to a smartphone. This will assist clinicians with easier access to clinical information, especially at the point of care when they are working with patients 

We are exploring a number of EMR Mobile Apps features and functionalities. These include: 

  • Connect Nursing: enables nurses/midwives to complete documentation and access important patient information at the point of care 
  • PowerChart Touch: enables medical and allied health staff to review important patient information and also contribute to the patient’s record on the go 
  • Camera Capture: take clinical photos which will send straight to the patient’s record securely, such as photos of wounds 

For clinical scenarios – such as patient photo ID or wound care management – this means being able to take a photo and send it straight to the patient’s record in the EMR in a secure way, improving visibility of the patient across the organisation.  

PowerChart Touch and Camera Capture for Medical and Allied Health were deployed from EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live in July 2023.

Connect Nursing will be introduced in the months after Go-Live to ensure suitability of the application for the Western Health context.

Visit the EMR Mobile Apps page for more information on these devices and applications

No. These devices will work in conjunction with the WoWs to give clinicians more options. In many scenarios it will be more appropriate to type using a WoW keyboard, however the introduction of these hand held devices will allow clinicians to choose what device is best for each scenario of patient care. 

For further information on EMR Mobile Apps please contact:

Allied Health – Alison Qvist, Chief Allied Health Informatics Officer –

Medical Officers – Dr Ann Boo, Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer –

Nursing and Midwifery –  Kylee Ross, Acting Chief Nursing & Midwifery Informatics Officer –