E-health software provider InterSystems today revealed
it had completed the initial deployment of its TrakCare platform to
some 22 community health agencies in Victoria as part of the $360
million HealthSMART project.
HealthSMART began as a four-year, $320 million project to update
IT systems in hospitals and other medical facilities right across
Victoria, but has encountered deadline and budget problems.
"The first community health agencies went live with TrakCare in
early 2007," a statement issued by the company today said, "with
InterSystems committing to complete the initial implementation at
the remaining agencies by the end of 2009."
The company claimed some of the benefits from the roll-out were
electronic referral of patients, which would allow the combined
3600 staff using the system to better share patient
""For the first time hundreds of community health staff in each
of the 22 agencies are able to manage their clients through a
central case management system that removes duplication, enhances
efficiency and removes the need for both staff and clients to
repeatedly enter and supply their demographic information and past
clinical history," said Darren Jones, InterSystems director for
worldwide markets, TrakCare.