NSLHD News November 21

Staff at Ryde spread the word, not germs as part of International Infection Prevention Week

vaccines the focus during infection prevention week Vaccines are everybody’s business; that was the message from Ryde Hospital’s Infection Control Department at its recent stall. Led by Clinical Nurse Consultant, Mae Sia with the assistance of registered nurse Pui Leung, staff at Ryde learned how vaccines present an easy way to stay healthy and prevent infections from spreading. Staff celebrated all the infections prevented and lives saved for this year, with Graythwaite 5, Ward 3 and Emergency taking out this year’s quiz.

NSLHD AND CCLHD FIRST to send eMR Letters electronically via HealtheNet

Northern Sydney and Central Coast are the first NSW local health districts to send eMR letters digitally to their patients’ nominated GP via the HealtheNet secure messaging system. This significant project has been a collaboration between the ICT & Integrated Care networks from Northern Sydney LHD and Sydney North Health Network. This functionality contributes to the delivery of safe and quality patient care by providing GPs and their staff with timely access to accurate clinical information. The change allows all letters to be delivered using secure messaging, providing greater confidence to clinicians that information about their patients will reach their GP.

The letters provide GPs with information and recommendations that are relevant for ongoing patient care such as medication changes, and treatment plans. Providing a secure electronic pathway, significantly improves communication between the hospital, LHD Outpatients & Community Services and primary care settings. The digital ‘Letter to GP’ can be sent for all hospital and community encounter types and is generated in eMR. Once the document has been received into the GP’s system, an acknowledgement is visible in the eMR Results tab.


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