HP Australia has signed a technology services agreement to design, build and maintain a portion of the ICT systems for the South Australian Government’s next-generation digital hospital in Adelaide.
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be the first facility to utilise the HP Digital Hospital Solution version 2.0 as its technology foundation. Managed by HP, the cohesive set of technologies and services replaces single-function systems with a comprehensive solution that aligns technology with operational and patient priorities.
HP will integrate the new Royal Adelaide’s in-building systems with the South Australia Government’s enterprise-level health patient admission and medical records applications to produce a universal, real-time information environment.
The integrated solution will link the South Australia Government’s enterprise systems with critical hospital systems that include: building engineering systems, automatically Guided Vehicle (AGV) System, communications Systems, and Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS).
Medical systems including the nurse call system, picture archiving and communication system and sophisticated bedside terminals also will be integrated. Performance and fault monitoring will be provided from an HP BestShore location.
HP will also offer Enterprise Service Management to provide best-practice ICT service-desk operations.
HP Application Management Services (AMS) will maintain the production application environment and provide ITIL-based change and release management services for an onsite integrated test environment.
HP South-Pacific vice-president of enterprise services, Alan Bennett, said, “With the cost of healthcare and patient numbers on the rise worldwide, South Australia is getting ahead of the dire need for better care delivered more efficiently to keep up with the growing demand from its citizens.”
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is a public-private collaborative project that will be used as a benchmark for Australia’s new medical institutions.
In addition to enabling clinical staff to deliver better patient care, the new hospital is expected to cost the state government less to run in terms of non-clinical support services, when compared to the hospital it will replace.