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New patient administration system now live

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Over the weekend MidCentral DHB successfully introduced a major new regional computerised patient administration system, WebPAS, which will better enable clinicians to work across the region.

The system, WebPAS (Web-based Patient Administration System), went live on Saturday morning and replaces an ageing system put in 1992.  WebPAS is a critical tool used for recording details for all inpatients, outpatients and day patients. It schedules their appointments and clinics and documents their whole journey through the hospital.
MidCentral DHB is the first DHB in the central region to introduce the ‘shared’ WebPAS. It follows other new core regional clinical systems introduced over the past six months including: the Regional Radiology Information System; the Regional Clinical Portal; and PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System).
Chief Information Officer Steve Miller said: “The successful implementation of WebPAS is a result of long planning and hard work by our staff.  We want to thank our staff for a marvellous job they have done over several years.
“We also thank the public for their support and patience. In these early days of implementation we ask for the public’s understanding as it may take a little longer to process patient information. Although all our staff are fully trained the new systems, they are still unfamiliar with it under real-life conditions.”
Wairarapa and Whanganui DHBs will be the next to move to the platform and will be joined in time by Hawke’s Bay, Capital & Coast, and Hutt Valley DHBs.
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