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Innovative technology partnership is powering a growing cloud-connected community health network

Father with his kids and grandmother registering before a consult with the pediatrician at the front desk of the clinic all smiling

One of the biggest challenges facing healthcare delivery is the sharing of clinical datasets from multiple services and disparate systems. In order to share patient-consented health records across the continuum of care, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network’s (SWSPHN) innovative Integrated Real-time Active Data (iRAD) interoperability project has driven innovation across Australia and may become one of Australia’s most comprehensive connected network of practitioners.

SWSPHN serves a population of 1.1M people spread across seven government areas and its footprint includes six public hospitals, seven private hospitals, 70 Aged Care facilities and just under 400 general practices.

In 2017, SWSPHN partnered with Altera Digital Health (then the Allscripts Hospital and Large Physician Practice business segment) to develop Project iRAD. Altera’s role is in the delivery of its interoperability platform, the dbMotion™ Solution. The dbMotion platform solves the problem of scattered patient health information across many systems and sites. It aggregates and harmonises patient-consented data from Australian primary care clinical information systems, delivering the information clinicians need in a usable and actionable format at the point of care.

When speaking of the project, Keith McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of SWSPHN, said, “We identified a need in the Australian practice setting for an application capable of accurately drawing agreed clinical datasets from a number of disparate systems to provide clinicians with prompt access to a patient’s current health information in one concise view on their desktop without having to leave that patient’s file. Project iRAD’s adaptation of dbMotion for the Australian market does exactly that.”

To learn more about SWSPHN’s partnership with Altera, read the full story here.

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