Albury Wodonga Health (AWH), a cross-border health service that operates under the jurisdiction of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), will be adopting DXC’s Care Suite cloud-based platform to replace its health services’ patient administration system (PAS).

The health service provides care to about 250,000 people across Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) through: two public hospitals (Albury Hospital and Wodonga Hospital); a Mental Health service across southern NSW and North East Victoria that includes an inpatient unit in Wangaratta, two residential services in Beechworth; two community health services and a dental clinic.

DXC Care Suite is a cloud-based health platform that offers contemporary patient record and care pathway management as well as automated scheduling. The use of the platform will help increase and improve the flow of patients through the hospitals, freeing up capacity and creating administrative efficiencies.

As part of the AWH transformation, DXC will continue collaborating with PowerHealth, integrating its PowerBilling & Revenue Collection (PBRC) solution within the DXC Care Suite platform. PBRC, used extensively throughout Australia and in healthcare organisations internationally, is a comprehensive enterprise-wide solution that simplifies and automates the complexities of healthcare billing and claiming.

THE LARGER TREND

In May this year, Northeastern Victoria’s West Hume Region (WHR) said they will be implementing DXC’s Care Suite platform to allow member hospitals to achieve significant savings and reallocate staff to higher-value responsibilities. WHR comprises five rural health services: Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health), Nathalia, Cobram & Numurkah Health, The Kilmore & District Hospital, Yea & District Memorial Hospital and Seymour Health.

ON THE RECORD

“The implementation of an integrated PAS will allow our clinicians and staff to navigate a more streamlined admission and care pathway for patients, reducing the time spent on processes and giving them more time with patients,” said Michael Kalimnios, Chief Executive, AWH.

“We are delighted to support Albury Wodonga Health on their transformation journey. Now, more than ever, we are seeing the reliance on technology to support the delivery of safe, efficient and affordable care, in new and innovative ways,” said Daryll Goodall, DXC’s healthcare director for Australia and New Zealand.

“A secure, scalable, as-a-service digital health platform, will set the foundation for greater levels of agility, interoperability and patient centricity. Our extensive experience moving mission-critical workloads to the cloud in both the United Kingdom and Australia well positions DXC to work with all stakeholders throughout AWH’s cross-border health service. This will include managing AWH’s migration from multiple hospital systems (including EDiS and i.PM) to DXC Care Suite.”

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