September 8, 2022

Update to the EMR Adult Observation Chart

On the morning of Tuesday 13th September 2022, an update to the EMR Adult Observation Chart will improve the visibility and ease of access to vital observation information for all Medical, Nursing & Midwifery, and Allied Health team members. 

While the observation chart will function like the current version, you will see some new features and it will look a bit different  

What’s new:  

  • Freq./ACC/NRR has been divided into two buttons (Frequency and ACC/NRR) to improve clarity 
  • Addition of the Chronic Altered Call Criteria to allow longer changes in calling criteria for known chronic conditions 
  • Orthostatic blood pressures will now display on the observation chart 

This update meets the clinical requirements of the planned transition of paper paediatric VICTOR charts on to the EMR (coming in late 2022), and the EMR Phase 2 project for custom observation charts (coming in 2023). 

The update will take place from 2:30am to 5:00am on 13th September 2022. The EMR Adult Observation Chart will be unavailable during this time. 

What do staff need to do? 

A plan has been created which outlines what staff can expect during the unavailability period and also how to view observations on iView and Results Review. Staff should review this plan (available here) and ensure all steps are followed before, during and after the unavailability period. 

What support is available? 

Support will be available from the Digital Health team during the unavailability period by calling (03) 8345 7953 as well as during business hours on 13th September 2022 via Service Desk. 

Quick Reference Guides have also been created to assist staff after this upgrade:

Observations – Altering Calling Criteria – Acute & Chronic

Observations – Change Frequency of Observations

Observations – Documenting & Viewing Orthostatic Blood Pressures

For queries, please contact the EMR team via or 

September 8, 2022

Update to the EMR Adult Observation Chart