Mobility Applications and Devices

The EMR Phase 2.1 device rollout commenced in November 2022 with new laptops distributed to the Allied Health departments at Sunshine, Footscray and Williamstown Hospitals.

While these devices are part of the EMR phase 2.1 device roll out, clinicians will be able to use them immediately to access their current clinical systems and provide care for patients.

These were the first of almost 900 devices to be deployed across the EMR sites in the coming months, including Workstations on Wheels’, specimen printers, bluetooth barcode scanners, anaesthesia mounts and tap on/tap off units.

For further information please contact the Digital Health Technology Team – 

EMR Phase 2.1 will see 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 will be 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 post the EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live)

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 will be deployed from EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live in July 2023.

Connect Nursing will be introduced 3 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 Kate Renzenbrink, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Informatics Officer –