SA Health e-health infrastructure
There are 4 area-based Local Health Networks and a Women’s and Children’s Local Health Network in South Australia.
There are also 2 Primary Health Networks.
SA Health probably has had for many years one of the most centralised models of public hospital e-health infrastructure of any state, beginning with a metropolitan clinical repository spawned from a renal deployment of OACIS in 2002. OACIS provides access to pathology and imaging results across metropolitan public hospitals.
In 2013, SA Health deployed a suite of patient management and clinical tools, based on Allscripts Sunrise products collectively known as EPAS. There are now (may 2016) 3 small hospitals covered by EPAS. The EPAS strategy is to deploy a single instance of the suite that will be rolled out progressively to more hospitals until the majority of public hospitals in the state will be supported.