Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP)
In May 2017, the Northern Territory Government (NTG) funded $259 million over five years to support the Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP). CCSRP is developing a single, secure, Territory–wide, electronic patient record that integrates multiple systems currently used in NT Health, and replaces current aging clinical systems.
InterSystems Corporation, with their TrakCare software, was chosen as the successful vendor. TrakCare is being designed and configured to meet the unique requirements of healthcare in the NT. Following an NT Health wide naming competition the name Acacia was chosen for the new system.
Acacia aims to improve patient and client outcomes by providing essential clinical information at the point of care. Clinicians will be able to access information regarding medical history, results, treatment and care plans, whether delivering care in a hospital, remote clinic or urban health facility.
Over 600 clinicians, and health professionals from all areas of NT Health, have been involved throughout the design, ensuring Acacia is clinically safe, and appropriate for NT Health.
Benefits for all Territorians
- Patients and clients of NT Health have their healthcare information stored in one secure system for their clinician to view – wherever they are in the NT, reducing the frustration of repeating their medical history
- Patients, clients and their carers will experience improved continuity of care as important clinical information is available and added to across their treatment journey, and throughout their life
- Territorians needing to travel from remote areas and smaller centres to city hospitals will be reassured that clinicians have access to all their relevant information
- Patient safety is enhanced with clinicians having improved access to vital health information where and when it is needed.
CCSRP has a comprehensive and contemporary governance framework and is subject to regular reporting and oversight by the NTG’s Information and Communications Technology Governance Board.
If you require further information, including about employment opportunities with CCSRP, email: CCSRPEnquiry.DoH@nt.gov.au
Last updated: 27 June 2017
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