NT selects winner of $259m CCSRP tender

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

NT selects winner of $259m CCSRP tender

The Northern Territory government has selected the winner of the $259 million Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP) tender to replace the territory’s four obsolete clinical IT systems with a single solution.

USA-based InterSystems has secured the tender, and will work with local integration partner Dialog Information Technology to deliver a system based on its TrakCare solution.

The system will be implemented at all public health facilities, including the five existing public hospitals, the in-development Palmerston Regional Hospital, 54 remote health centres and all community-based health services.

With the project the territory will become the first Australian state or territory with a single clinical IT system for all its public healthcare sites.

Using InterSystems’ HealthShare platform, clinicians in remote locations with intermittent internet access will be able to use the system to manage patients offline and upload changes when they regain connectivity.

NT Health has established an advisory group to oversee the implementation of the CCSRP. The project will also be subject to regular reporting to the government’s ICT Governance Board and independent quality assurance reviews.

“This is a major investment delivering a single digital medical record for all Territorians. It enables our nurses and doctors to focus on treating patients and delivers the high-quality health services that Territorians want and deserve,” NT Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said.

“It will save time, provide better services and improve the health of Territorians.”

Fyles added that the project represents the territory’s largest ever IT reform.

InterSystems will open a local office in Darwin to help manage the project, and the government expects around 100 people to be engaged in the delivery of the project during its peak delivery phase.

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