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Wollongong Hospital aims to save over 600 hours of ED time annually

Categories: Emergency, Innovation | Author: Matt Stewart | Posted: 22/10/2014 | Views: 1138

Wollongong Hospital’s Emergency Department decided it was time to update its paper based bedside booking system for emergency and trauma surgery, especially as this represented 60% of all surgery or about 6000 bookings a year.

Wollongong introduced an “eMR” booking system for all emergency and trauma surgery. Within 5 weeks of implementation, the new electronic system had logged 491 bookings, with clinical information mandated and instant reporting on all aspects of the booking.  It is estimated that patient time in ED will be reduced by over 600 hours a year through the use of this new booking system.

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