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Sydney Local Health District’s eTrak & Clinical Barcoding Program Team celebrate win at Health Finance Awards 2019

Top award for eTrak & Clinical Barcoding Program Team

September 2019

Sydney Local Health District’s eTrak & Clinical Barcoding Program Team celebrate win at Health Finance Awards 2019

Sydney Local Health District’s eTrak & Clinical Barcoding Program Team celebrate win at Health Finance Awards 2019
From left to right: Matt Mohammadi, Technical Project Manager, Jon Tang, Program Manager, and James Scott, Clinical Change Manager

Congratulations to our eTrak & Clinical Barcoding Program Team who won the Finance Team of the Year category at the Health Finance Awards 2019.

The handheld mobile scanning technology combined with barcoded patient ID wristbands, staff ID badges and product packaging, improves patient safety and cuts costs by enabling clinicians and support staff to record every item used during a procedure, such as a hip or knee prosthesis, pacemakers, defibrillators, stents and catheters.

This integrated product tracking and billing system automatically sends information to the electronic medical record (eMR), which improves accuracy. It also means that clinicians spend less time on manual data entry, giving them back time with their patients.

The system tracks implants and associated products in real-time and reorders stock and bills automatically.

Since it was first introduced in 2017, it has helped to increase patient safety through more transparent and quicker traceability especially in instances of product recalls, as well as to reduce wastage and boost collection of revenue from private patients and rebateable items across Sydney Local Health District.

Jon Tang, eTrak & Clinical Barcoding Program Manager, said clinicians are better equipped to deliver excellent patient and family-centred healthcare with technology that provides heightened traceability, accountability and fiscal responsibility.

The annual awards, presented at a Gala Dinner held at Rydges World Square Sydney on 18 September, recognise the achievements of public, private and not-for-profit organisations in Australia’s health finance sector.

On the night, Mr Tang along with Matt Mohammadi, Technical Project Manager, and James Scott, Clinical Change Manager, were presented with the award.

Dr Teresa Anderson AM, Chief Executive of Sydney Local Health District, said the program has been of huge benefit to our District.

“We are so proud of the work that the team has done with our clinicians to put in place this amazing program which enables us to record all of the information linked to our implants and associated products,” she said.

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