|14 Jul 2022|
Altera Digital Health is entering the New Zealand market following Te Whatu Ora Waikato’s (formerly Waikato District Health Board’s) decision to implement the award-winning Provation® iPro anaesthesia solutions at the Waikato and Thames hospitals.
Waikato Hospital is the major regional hospital in Hamilton, whilst Thames Hospital is a smaller hospital 100 kilometres north of Hamilton. Altera Digital Health will deliver the full suite of the Provation iPro anaesthesia information management system (AIMS) including iPro pre-admission testing (PAT), IntraOp, Acute Pain Management (APM), PACU and Analytics at both sites, collectively supporting 34 operating theatres and 37 PACU beds.
The implementation and go-live of the solution will be staggered, beginning with Waikato Hospital which is expected to go live in March 2023. Provation iPro will replace paper-based systems at both hospitals.
“The intuitive and easy-to-use Provation iPro anaesthesia solution has been delivered with great success in Australia and Singapore and we aim to replicate this outcome in New Zealand to improve patient safety, clinical efficiency and audit processes,” explained Altera Digital Health Australia and New Zealand General Manager Todd Haebich.
Provation iPro IntraOp went live at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2017 followed by the implementation of additional modules including iPro APM and PACU in mid-2018. The iPro PAT module went live at The Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2020, signalling the introduction of the full perioperative information management system.
“As with the initial implementation of Provation iPro in South Australia, we will collaborate extensively with local health authorities and clinicians to configure iPro to reflect local practices and nomenclature,” explained Mr. Haebich.
“This process also reflects our commitment to growing local expertise thereby adding value to the local health sector. The resource requirements on this project will also lead to local job opportunities.”
Te Whatu Ora Waikato serves a population of more than 425,000 covering an area of more than 21,000 square kilometres.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Te Whata Ora Waikato and committed to working more closely on other digital health opportunities with the view of developing localised solutions that can be replicated across New Zealand,” added Mr. Haebich.
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