Sláinte Healthcare said today that it has won a contract with Bendigo Health, a 653-bed teaching hospital in Regional Victoria that conducts more than 300,000 treatments a year.
The contract will see Sláinte Healthcare implementing its Vitro software as the digital medical record within the new US$630m hospital development and will pave the way for a paperless hospital in Bendigo in less than 12 months.
It’s the company’s fourth contract win in Australia and follows the establishment of paperless hospitals at Calvary Health Care and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Centre in New South Wales.
To date, Sláinte Healthcare has partnered with and implemented its software in more than 53 hospitals in Ireland, including Beacon and St James’s Hospitals.
“Bendigo Health is a forward thinking organisation that understands the important role that technology plays in delivering a world-class healthcare service for patients,” said Sláinte Healthcare CEO, Andrew Murphy.
“Our unrivalled experience working in this area enables us to implement the software rapidly and ensure immediate user adoption and instant clinical impact. With Vitro, we are looking forward to delivering a range of benefits for both patients and clinicians at Bendigo including improving clinical access to patient information, increasing the security of information, financial efficiencies and data protection.”
The digital medical record at Bendigo will enable clinicians to complete clinical documentation on mobile devices anywhere in the new hospital; improving data quality, ensuring easier access to clinical information and providing decision support to clinicians and staff. The system will integrate with administrative and clinical systems at the hospital providing a consolidated view of patient information at the point of care.
“This technology developed by Sláinte Healthcare will help us to drive efficiencies in modern healthcare by using the best technology available to improve our service, reduce our administrative burden and deliver a fast and efficient medical experience for our patients,” said Bruce Winzar, Bendigo Health executive director information services.