20/04/2023 | News

Macquarie University Hospital goes live with h-trak system in the Operating Theatres

Prospitalia h-trak is delighted to announce that the h-trak system has gone live at the Macquarie University Hospital. The project commenced in August in 2022, and the Operating Theatres is the first department to go live in the rollout that also includes the Angio Suite, Endoscopy and the trans-oesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) departments.

A core component of the implementation includes Prospitalia h-trak’s unique Preference Card Management System, which will seamlessly address the end-to-end processes from patient booking and setup of procedures, through to the supply chain management and replenishment of critical supplies used in these high-cost procedure settings. Some 1,000 preference cards have been digitised in the h-trak system as part of the theatres implementation.

The implementation also includes interfaces to the TechOne Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and the TrakCare Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

“The Macquarie University Hospital Implementation, and the go-live within theatres is an important milestone for Prospitalia h-trak,” said Kirk Kikirekov, Managing Director of Prospitalia h-trak. “Macquarie is the first customer to implement our unique and highly integrated digital preference card management solution, and we are proud of our achievement. We are grateful for the tireless effort by Macquarie University Hospital nurses without whose assistance this would not have been possible.”

“We continue to invest in innovative technology at Macquarie University Hospital,” said Walter Kmet, CEO Macquarie University Hospital. “Prospitalia h-trak will provide transparency around procurement, utilisation, cost allocation and revenue processes, as well as deliver a technology solution that supports the management of supply in both our operating theatres and hospital wide. One of the key benefits of the system is the Preference Card Management Solution, which will provide invaluable data to our clinicians.”

Stage 2 of the implementation will now include the rollout to the other departments, and additional integrations to TrakCare EMR to include the electronic upload of implants used on patients, and to TechOne to receive “Goods Receipt Notifications” (GRNs).

About Macquarie University Hospital:
Macquarie University Hospital is Australia’s first private not-for profit teaching hospital on a university campus. The hospital integrates clinical care, education and research with patients benefiting from collaboration between industry specialists and researchers. The hospital is home to more than 30 specialist clinics, state-of-the-art facilities, expert clinicians, innovative technology, and ground-breaking research.
As the nation’s only truly integrated academic campus, Macquarie researchers can collaborate with doctors and pharmaceutical industry partners to identify, refine and develop treatments that will cure or prevent illnesses economically and effectively.