Women’s and Children’s Services

PowerChart Maternity (PCM) is an integrated solution for both mother and baby documentation from the beginning of pregnancy to the postnatal period. It will introduce viewpoints and documentation types for inpatient and outpatient antenatal care, labour and birthing progress, postnatal and neonatal care.

No. BOS will no longer be used for documentation after the Maternity EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live. It will still be available for clinicians to review previous pregnancy and birth details. 

No. Mum and Baby will not share a record as they currently do. However, their records will be linked, allowing staff to easily move between Mum and Baby.

No. Following the final installment of the maternity EMR Phase 2.1 functionality, the ‘Result Copy’ function will allow us to automatically copy relevant Maternal details into the linked Baby’s record after birth, so there will be no need to double-document. 

All Midwifery and relevant Medical staff will be given privileges within the EMR that allow them to add a pregnancy to the system and set an EDD. This will continue to be done at the time of their first antenatal visit or assessment in MAC.

No. The antenatal, labour and postnatal documentation fields will only be available to be documented against after a pregnancy has been added to the woman’s record. Once a pregnancy has been added to the woman’s record, it will be visible within the ‘Problem List’.

Adding Pregnancy to the ‘Problem List’ in the EMR is the safest and simplest way for all staff across the Western Health sites which use the EMR to be aware of a pregnancy.

No. All written consents will remain on paper after the EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live. 

Bridge Breast Milk is an EMR module that supports staff to safely label expressed breast milk (EBM) before storage and to use Positive Patient Identification to ensure we are giving the right EBM to the right babies. This module will be implemented during the final installment of the Maternity EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live and will only be utilised at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s. 

No. Outpatient appointments are now booked through the EMR. 

No. We will be introducing FetaLink as our new Digital CTG Monitoring system. We will continue to use the Philips CTG machines at the bedside.

No. The Tracking Boards are designed to automatically update based on what has been documented within the EMR.

Yes. The baby’s age will be calculated in hours, this age will be displayed within the banner bar.

Like hospital workflows, homebirth documentation will also move to the EMR.

BFHI data will be captured as part of routine clinical documentation within existing workflows. It will not require extra steps to complete.

Yes, the EPDS will be built into the EMR for women to complete via the Patient Portal. This will be available following the conclusion of the final installment of the Maternity EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live. 

At the end of each appointment the clinician will place an ‘Order’ for a follow up appointment, and who the follow up appointment should be with. The Clerks will receive these orders and book appointments as directed within the order request.

No, both MORC and VICTOR charts will move to the EMR following the final installment of the Maternity EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live. 

Currently, postnatal and antenatal MORC charts are on the EMR, with MORC birthing charts remaining on paper. VICTOR charts are already on the EMR. 

Along with Women’s and Children’s; Emergency, Theatre, ICU, Oncology and Ambulatory services have transitioned to the EMR as part of Phase 2.1. 

Yes, prior to the final installment of the Maternity EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live, all staff will be trained to navigate and utilise the new content being introduced. 

This process will not change after EMR Phase 2.1 implementation. The birthing midwife will remain responsible for completing the paper birth registration form.

If there is a current pregnancy in the clinical record, it will appear in the ‘Problem List’. All Western Health EMR users will have read-only access to the ‘Pregnancy Summary Report’ regardless of who or where the woman is being reviewed. This summary provides an overview of all pregnancy history, complications and management plans.