Program & Project Management
Strategy & Business Improvement
Technology Design & Delivery
Bendigo Health is a regional Health Service supporting a population in excess of 300,000 covering 26% of the state of Victoria.
The Bendigo Hospital Project is the largest regional hospital development in Victoria. It has delivered a world-class regional hospital incorporating the latest design and technology solutions, in a tranquil and caring environment.
The new facility will have the capacity for 372 inpatient beds, 72 same-day beds, 11 new operating theatres, an integrated cancer centre, an 80-bed psychiatry services facility, a parent-infant unit, a helipad and a multi-deck carpark
Bendigo Health is implementing an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for use withing the new Bendigo Hospital and associated clinical services.
Strategic Executive Solutions was selected to provide the strategic consultancy services associated with establishment of Medication Management within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
The Strategic Executive Solutions consultant working with Bendigo Health was responsible for:
- Defining the scope of medication management including medication reconciliation, electronic prescribing and medication administration in the EMR
- Reviewing hospital policies and procedures relating to medication management.
- Liaison with regulatory authorities re: legal issues in relation to electonic prescribing
- Recommending appropriate decision support and clinical workflows for electronic prescribing of medications, including for Adverse Drug Events
- Defining patient related information and notification for patient medication alerts
- Assist in defining medication orders for clinicians
- Development of standard order sets and order favourites
- Implementing the hospital formulary withing the EMR
- Defining medicines reference material for duplicate therapy, drug-drug interactions and drug dosage
- Review equipment requirements for medication dispensing and drug administration including the potential for Automated Drug Cabinets (ADCs)
- Assist in developing discharge medication protocols
Strategic Executive Solutions delivered value for money services and specialist expertise to the overall establishment of Bendigo Health Medications Management within the EMR
- Ensured appropriate supporting systems were available to meet the requirements of the EMR
- Ensured legislative requirements will be met by the EMR
- Ensured policies and procedures relating to Medication Management are incorporated in the EMR
- Maintained a focus on patient safety via a planned reduction in Adverse Drug Events