The Territory Labor Government has taken an important step towards improving health services with the signing of a tender agreement for the Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP).
The AU$259 million CCSRP will replace the NT’s four obsolete clinical IT systems with a single ICT solution across the entire public health system. The project will transform the delivery of health care services for Territorians and create local jobs.
The Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles, joined the Minister for Corporate Information Services, Lauren Moss and representatives from the Department of Health, the Department of Corporate Information Services to announce the successful tender at the Royal Darwin Hospital today.
“I am pleased to announce InterSystems Australia Pty Ltd. as the successful tender for the AU$259 million, five year project,” Ms. Fyles said.
“InterSystems is a major global supplier of clinical ICT systems and has operated in Australia for more than 25 years. Their local integration partner is Dialog Information Technology.
“NT Health has established an advisory group, the Clinical Leadership Team, which will support the CCSRP team for safe implementation of the new integrated ICT solution.
"This is a major investment delivering a single digital medical record for all Territorians. It enables our nurses and doctors to focus on treating patients and delivers the high quality health services that Territorians want and deserve.
“It will save time, provide better services and improve the health of Territorians.”
Minister for Corporate Information Services, Lauren Moss, said that the CCSRP is a transformative project for the health of Territorians.
“The CCSRP will consolidate the NT’s public health systems into a single ICT solution, allowing clinicians to access a single, consolidated digital health record for all Territorians, regardless of where they are located,” Minister Moss said.
“The project will also drive business and create local jobs. InterSystems has committed to opening a local office in Darwin with a staff of 17 combined InterSystems and Dialog resources. During the peak delivery phase, around 100 people will be engaged in the delivery of this major reform.”
“I acknowledge the considerable work by the Department of Corporate Information Services and the Department of Health to progress this very important project.”
“Stringent governance processes have been established to carefully monitor progress and risks and take early action to address if this is needed.”
The CCSRP is subject to oversight through:
· Steering Committee comprising Chief Executives of Health, DCIS and Treasury.
· Regular reporting to the NT Government ICT Governance Board.
· Additional reporting of performance and progress to Government.
· Independent quality assurance reviews.