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EPAS Independent Review

On 30 March 2018, the future implementation of the Enterprise Patient Administration system (EPAS) was paused pending an independent review to determine the best options for delivering a fully integrated electronic health record across the South Australian public health system.

An independent expert panel was appointed to conduct the review, and comprises Chair, Shane Solomon, former Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Baggoley, and health informatics expert Dr Malcolm Thatcher.

The panel will be supported by a wider team of experts, clinicians, union representatives and key stakeholders to provide assistance and advice to the panel.

The scope of the review includes useability, value for money, and security of the system. It will also look at the impact of EPAS on productivity in hospitals, and whether the system can be improved or should be replaced. 

All sites using EPAS will continue to do so throughout the duration of the review, but the roll-out of EPAS to any further sites has been paused until the review is complete.

The review is expected to be completed within five months. 

For more information on the scope of the review, view the EPAS Independent Review — Terms of Reference (PDF 102KB).

If you would like to provide feedback to the independent expert panel, please email EPASreview@sa.gov.au by 5pm, 31 August 2018.

IMPORTANT – All information sent to EPASreview@sa.gov.au is confidential and will only be accessible by the independent expert panel.



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