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 comprising Chair, Shane Solomon, former Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Baggoley, and health informatics expert Dr Malcolm Thatcher.
The expert panel engaged with multiple stakeholders and users of EPAS, analysed numerous documents and conducted international benchmarking of other EMR systems.
The EPAS independent review closed on 9 November 2018.
The final report from the independent expert panel and the Government’s response are available below:
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