Clinical ICT Systems in the Victorian Public Health Sector – Auditor General – 30 October 2013

Posted on November 5, 2013. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Informatics |

Clinical ICT Systems in the Victorian Public Health Sector – Auditor General – 30 October 2013

“Under the provisions of section 16AB of the Audit Act 1994, I transmit my report on the audit Clinical ICT Systems in the Victorian Public Health Sector.

This audit reviewed clinical ICT systems in eight Victorian public health services and examined whether they have been appropriately planned and implemented and whether expected outcomes and benefits are being realised.

I found that poor planning and inadequate understanding of the complex requirements of designing and implementing clinical ICT systems meant that the Department of Health has delivered the HealthSMART clinical ICT system to only four Victorian health services and at a cost of $145.3 million. Some clinical ICT systems have issues that potentially affect patient safety and need to be closely monitored and resolved by the department and relevant health services.

Outside the HealthSMART program, other clinical ICT systems that have been incrementally developed with strong clinician engagement enjoy wide acceptance and support from end users. Although their functionality is not directly equivalent to the HealthSMART system, these other systems have involved significantly less capital and ongoing expenditure.”

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