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Metro South Health drives innovation with its Digital Hospital Program. CIO Cameron Ballantine explains how the Queensland provider embraces business intelligence and analytics to deliver superior care via a real time view of patient information

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etro South Health provides healthcare services to 1.3mn people in Brisbane city with five in-patient facilities offering a total

of 2,100 beds. It became the first digitalised health service in Australia following the recent implementation of its integrated medical record (IMR). “Both the executive and the senior clinical leadership group see this as a unique and exciting platform to be able to innovate from,” says Metro South Health CIO Cameron Ballantine, who believes it’s vital in order to converge additional technologies and bring a higher level of efficiency and productivity to the health system. Innovations are welcomed at Metro South Health but for Ballantine, the key to healthcare is integration: “Integrating different siloed systems and applications to be able to present a more holistic and real time view of patients’ information to clinicians is critical to delivering the efficiencies and productivities we need to generate out of the M AY 2 0 1 9

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Gigabit Magazine – May 2019  

Gigabit Magazine – May 2019