19 March: Bellarine Community Health Signs MasterCare EMR on $500k Contract

Global Health Limited (ASX: GLH) (“Global Health” or “Company”) is pleased to announce that Bellarine Community Health (BCH), the major provider of health services to the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, has engaged Global Health to implement its MasterCare EMR (Electronic Medical Record) as a complete electronic medical record solution across all BCH programs and services.

The initial phase of the implementation of MasterCare EMR at BCH, has commenced with the goal of going live on 30-June 2020 for an estimated 200 BCH staff. The initial $500K contract covers the implementation services and MasterCare EMR subscriptions for the first 12 months.

The implementation of other Global Health solutions, in conjunction with MasterCare EMR, supports a patient-centric approach to service design and delivery. Other solutions planned for rollout across BCH include Global Health’s new Dashboards as a Service (DaaS) and Global Health’s Connectivity suite.

The Connectivity suite includes the Company’s eSwitch platform for integration within the service and its ReferralNet Secure Messaging platform for the secure sharing of patient and clinical information across the region.

In commenting on the partnership, Shane Dawson, CEO of Bellarine Community Health, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Global Health to implement a solution that will not only meet our immediate clinical administrative and reporting requirements, but also set a great foundation for service improvement and innovation.”

Mathew Cherian, CEO of Global Health, said:

Dashboards as a Service (DaaS) is a particularly exciting component to this project as it will link BCH’s data to Global Health’s new data visualisation platform. The result will be a suite of daily reporting dashboards with real time data analytics that can be viewed by managers and executives in order to monitor service performance and support strategic decision making.”

Recent changes to government reporting requirements and industry demands to patient-centred care has seen an increase in demand for the MasterCare EMR implementations.

Bellarine Community Health is the latest of six Victorian Community Health organisations to implement MasterCare EMR in the past 18 months. Victorian Community Health organisations that have already implemented MasterCare EMR include Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Bass Coast Health, Sunraysia Community Health Services and Monash Health.

There is a growing need for the Victorian Community Health sector to adopt more complete client management solutions in order to keep up with funder and client experience demands. This becomes particularly important as organisations are expected to operate with greater efficiency and effect.

MasterCare EMR supports the reporting requirements for a variety of funding programs including Victorian Integrated Non-Admitted Health (VINAH), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) and Home and Community Care (HACC) programs, further confirming our position as the premier solution for Victorian Community Health programs.”

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