Beaudesert Digital Hospital is a modern rural health care facility located in Queensland’s Scenic Rim region. The hospital has a rich history, having provided quality health care services to the local community for over a century. In 2017, Beaudesert adapted the digital hospital systems, becoming the first rural Digital Hospital in Queensland. This milestone plays a vital role in Metro South Health striving to become the center of excellence in patient care.
At Beaudesert digital Hospital all patients have an electronic medical record instead of a paper file. Clinicians and staff members use computer programs, electronic medical devices and computer equipment to document and access patient medical information and to support clinical care. A digital hospital system supports clinical care by providing quick access to up to date patient medical information from any location in the hospital.
The Digital hospital system, or integrated electronic medical record (ieMR), is utilised by a number of Queensland Health hospitals improving patient care.
Is the Digital Hospital system safe for patients?
Digital hospital systems are proven to improve patient safety in hospitals in Australia and overseas. Measurable benefits in a digital hospital include reduced adverse effects due to medications errors, and faster response times for deteriorating patients.The ieMR system has been designed and built to support state wide clinical protocols, procedures and standards for health care, applicable across all hospitals in Queensland.