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Health Information Services Celebrates 10 Years of Scanning

Northern Sydney Local Health District Health Information Services (HIS) recently celebrated 10 years of document imaging.

Document imaging, sometimes referred to as scanning was implemented across NSLHD for community health services, acute services and outpatients in 2012.

The project involved scanning paper health care record documentation into electronice medical recrod (eMR) rather than storing them in paper medical records.

HIS has taken steps over the past 10 years to reduce NSLHD’s environmental footprint such as transitioning to eDocuments, using recycled paper and recycling all printer cartridges.

As a result of these steps and document imaging, HIS has saved 846 million pieces of paper– which is the equivalent of 510 trees and 150 million litres of water.

To celebrate the milestone, HIS set up stands at Ryde, Hornsby and Mona Vale hospitals as well as a drop-in day at Royal North Shore Hospital, which allowed staff to complete a quiz and receive prizes for taking part. 

To acknowledge HIS’ efforts, Bunnings joined the celebrations and donated 50 trees across the district.

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