Tasmania transforming outpatient services with online booking, eReferral system
These projects are part of its broader strategy to shorten wait times while building the capacity to cater to future health demands. The Tasmanian government has recently released a four-year strategy to transform outpatient services across its public health system. Tasmania's Transforming Outpatient Services Strategy seeks to shorten wait times, improve communication, and modernise processes. One focus of the strategy is ICT and virtual care capability under which a Digital Outpatient Management System and eReferral system will be delivered to "modernise and streamline service delivery processes." "They will help resolve current business process inefficiencies, improve communications channels between consumers, referring practitioners, clinicians, and clinic staff, and enable the implementation of new models of outpatient care," the Tasmanian Department of Health said.
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