Journal article

A digital approach in the rapid response to COVID-19 - Experience of a paediatric institution.

Daryl R Cheng, Andrew Coote, Mike South

International Journal of Medical Informatics | Published : 2021


INTRODUCTION: COVID-19 has radically changed the delivery of healthcare in Australia. Central to a tertiary paediatric institution's (The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH) response was a digital health approach comprising a broad suite of informatics and technology solutions including optimising a fully integrated electronic medical record (EMR). METHODS: This comprehensive approach spanned all patient care areas and encompassed a broad range of hospital operations. They included patient triage, registration, COVID-19 screening clinic operations, electronic ordering, prescribing and documentation, telehealth, reporting and analytics and research. DISCUSSION: This paper outlines key a..

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