The Transformation of Australia's First Large Digital Hospital: A Teaching Case

Rebekah Eden, Andrew Burton-Jones, Cameron Ballantine, Andrew Staib, Clair Sullivan
2020 International Conference on Information Systems  
With the vision of a seamless, state-wide approach to patient management, the Department of Health within the Queensland State Government of Australia embarked on a digital transformation journey. This involved the configuration and rollout of an integrated electronic medical record system (ieMR) with computerized provider order entry, ePrescribing, decision support, analytics, and research functionalities, together with new devices and work practices, to create a multi-hospital, whole-of-state
more » ... digital health ecosystem. From the perspective of the CIO, this teaching case describes the digital transformation of the lead site, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and their experience in becoming Australia's first large digital hospital. This case has been informed by a multiyear qualitative study involving the collection of primary (observations and interviews) and secondary data (publicly-available project records) before and after the implementation. This case is relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students in business information systems, executive management, and clinical/health informatics.
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