Connecting Care Electronic Medical Record Program
The Connecting Care Electronic Medical Record Program is a digital program to transform patient care and research in Parkville.
The Royal Women’s Hospital is working with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital to create one world-class electronic medical record (EMR), which will store information about all of our patients in one secure location.
The Parkville EMR will allow your clinicians to find the information they need to make the best decisions about your health care, when and where they need it.
It will be easy-to-read and always up-to-date so that your clinician always has an accurate picture of the care you receive at the Women’s and the other three health services.
The Parkville EMR will include a patient portal – a mobile and website application that will give you access to your own hospital information from the EMR, at home or on the go. Through the patient portal, you will be able to see and manage your upcoming appointments, test results, medications you’ve been prescribed, and more.
The EMR will also include a portal for general practitioners and other health providers in the community. With your consent, your GP will be able to quickly and easily access information about your care in hospital.
The Parkville EMR will be created from the Royal Children’s Hospital EMR, which was launched in 2016. We have partnered with Epic, a global leader in EMR technology, and patients and consumers to deliver the Parkville EMR.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Emergency Department is now using the EMR as of 30 June 2019.
A launch date for all other areas of Melbourne Health, Peter Mac and the Women’s will be announced in 2020.