YARRAM and District Health Service (YDHS) will implement a new Primary Care electronic medical record system, which it says will streamline administration and improve the community’s experience of services.

YDHS has contracted Global Health to provide a number of software solutions to both the hospital and community health services. The $200,000 project will be implemented over the next 12 months.

YDHS chief executive Paul Head said the project would eliminate paper-based files and streamline the burden of manual administration tasks for staff in the provision of primary care services.

“It will enable us to connect directly with patient and clients, allowing our staff to spend more time focused on outcomes and less on paperwork and process,” he said.

“It also provides data gathering reporting and integration of our external reporting obligations.

“Importantly, it will make the community’s experience in receiving primary care much more responsive and less complicated.”

Global Health provides integrated healthcare solutions to key growth corridors in regional areas across Australia.