EMR Updates

The Digital Health team has a continuous improvement mindset and we’re always interested in hearing from you about changes to the applications we manage to support you in your day-to-day duties.  It’s all part of our focus on Best Care at Western Health.

Based on your feedback, here is a summary of the changes we’ve made to the EMR in 2024:

EMR Functionality
New TDS frequency for Nursing Tasks Only
April 17 2024
You said

TDS nursing tasks are falling twice on the PM shift. Can we have TDS tasks drop at 0800hrs, 1400hrs and 2200hrs? 

We did

We’ve created a new TDS – Nursing Task Only frequency for nursing care tasks that need to drop at 0800hrs, 1400hrs and 2200hrs. Nurses will no longer need to reschedule the duplicate PM shift task, saving significant time. 

ED – Diagnosis Required for Admission/Discharge
April 17 2024
You said

We want a better prompt to remind staff to enter a diagnosis before placing a ‘Bed Request’ or ‘Discharge’ order.

We did

We’ve created a pop-up to remind staff when a diagnosis has not been added. A ‘Document’ button will also be available to relevant clinicians to quickly access documentation and complete a diagnosis.

New Oncology/Haematology Regimens
April 10 2024
You said

We want additional regimens available for ordering.

We did

We’ve created the following new regimens: 

  1. ONC Metastatic – denosumab 12 weekly (Open Ended)
  2. ONC – zoledronic acid 12-weekly (Open Ended)
  3. HAEM Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – rituximab maintenance 3 monthly (8 cycles)
  4. HAEM AL Amyloidosis – daratumumab + CyBorD (24 cycles)
  5. ONC BREAST Metastatic – trastuzumab deruxtecan (Open Ended)
GP information
April 10 2024
You said

We want the correct GP details from iPM to update in GP view in the EMR.

We did

We’ve corrected the system defect and GP details now update correctly within GP view.

Theatre Admission Form Alignment
April 10 2024
You said

We want to optimise and align the ‘Theatre Admission’ PowerForm with the ‘Initial Patient Assessment’ form to reduce duplication of information.

We did

We’ve made the required updates to the ‘Theatre Admission’ form.