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Austin Health's digital transformation gains media attention

Austin Health’s digital transformation was well underway when the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

The project was dramatically accelerated by the deployment of Microsoft Teams to 8500 staff in less than two weeks, to allow its workforce to work from home and clinical staff to collaborate and communicate quickly and safely.

It’s enabled clinicians to conduct virtual ward rounds and allowed hospital executives to run operational meetings and provide PPE training.

It's revolutionising the way health care workers connect and collaborate, with each other and with patients.

Austin Health Director of EMR and ICT Services, Alan Pritchard, told The Australian the organisation was fortunate that it was well advanced with its digital transformation preparations, and its Office 365 and Teams rollout plans, and was creating a centre for health data analytics when the virus struck.

“An awful lot of what we have delivered now will undoubtedly be enduring in some way,’’ he said.

Click the links below for recent media coverage:

Doctors kicking goals with Microsoft Teams - The Australian 

Austin Health deploys Teams for 8,000+ in two weeks - Microsoft New Centre

FiveP, Qtec and Utilitise IT bring Teams to COVID-19-battling hospital - ARN

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