New Health System Roll Out Continues

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government is ensuring Territory Hospitals have the best IT systems available to care for patients.

Government has successfully rolled-out the second stage of its $259 million patient health record system ‘Acacia’ – which is the biggest project of its type ever undertaken in the NT.

Acacia is a digital clinical care software and is now in use at Gove Hospital and Katherine Hospital.

This new health system roll out is also occurring at the Top End Renal Services who is the latest health service to transition to the new Acacia system for patient administration.

Acacia has rolled out consecutively to four renal dialysis sites across the Top End in November, and will occur in Central Australia in early 2023.

Staff on site now use Acacia to capture same-day data on dialysis treatments.

The new Acacia system will ultimately allow a NT Health clinic nurse in a remote Aboriginal community, or a doctor on an intensive care ward in Darwin, access to the same patient record in real time, and what care has been provided in other care settings.

Quotes from Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles:

“The Territory Labor Government is making sure our health system is fresh, modern and sustainable; meaning we can provide the best patient care possible.

“Our hardworking doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals are able to access information on patient allergies, alerts and medications making treatment decisions faster and with less risk.

“The new Acacia System is now operating in Katherine and Gove Hospitals, and at renal clinics in the Top End.

“Having a Territory-wide electronic patient database will allow NT Health to better support our transient and most vulnerable Territorians.”

Northern Territory Government

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