The Wimmera Health Care Group is about to transition from paper based medical records to digital records.

 Chief executive officer Catherine Morley said this advancement has come about after months of work preparing the organisation’s systems and the team for the biggest change management and technological advancement in decades. 

"This project is huge and we are very pleased it has reached this stage and we are grateful for a lot of hard work put in by a lot of people," Ms Morley said.

"Having a digital medical record will mean more efficient and effective care for patients/clients and faster access to medical records for the nursing and medical teams.

"A lot less time will be spent sourcing paper records and information can be shared between health organisations within the region to improve patient treatment and outcomes."

Ms Morley said the project has received great support and funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.

"The funding for this project shows a strong commitment to regional and rural healthcare and a lot of recognition for the high level of health care provided in regions such as the Wimmera and Southern Mallee."

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