Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) initial role out of the integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) commenced in March 2015. Over a series of releases, the applications functionality has increased, with the latest release, Advanced Release (R4) in July 2019.

Some of the modules available are;

  • MARS – Medication
  • SurgiNet
  • Electronic Scheduling Management (ESM)
  • FirstNet
  • Maternity Solution
  • FetaLink (including CTG device integration)
  • Community Health Solution
  • Renal Haemodialysis
  • Powerchart ECG with ECG integration (in Cardiac Investigation Unit only)
  • Vital Sign Integration – Welch Allyn
  • Structured clinical notes (Care Delivery);
    • Care plans and care orders
    • Pathways
    • Interdisciplinary plans of care (iPOC)
    • Early warning tools for identification and management of deteriorating patients
    • Patient history, assessments, monitoring and observations and interventions
  • Orders Entry Results Reporting – Radiology and Pathology
  • 724 Access Downtime Viewer (DTV)

ieMR has been implemented across the following facilities within THHS:

  • Townsville University Hospital (TUH) campus
  • North Ward Campus
  • Kirwan Campus
  • Cambridge Street Campus
  • Renal Satellite Facilities including Home Hill and Palm Island (Release 3 sites – no electronic medications)
  • Rural sites within the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and Mt Isa Hospital access to Read-only format


Melinda Brady“For all of us working at community health, moving from paper to the digital record will mean that clinicians working at the hospital can see what care patients are receiving in the community. This will improve communication across the continuum of care which will be a good thing for patients with complex healthcare needs across our health service.”

Melinda Brady
Clinical Nurse Consultant