31st July 2013
Australian healthcare costing and billing software vendor PowerHealth Solutions has won contracts with the Department of Health Western Australia and Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services for the Datix patient safety system. Western Australia has signed up for the Clinical Incident Management System, while Tasmania has gone for a broader suite including Risk Register, Safety Alerts, Patient Experience, Complaints Handling and Accreditation.
Since PowerHealth signed an exclusive distributor partnership agreement with UK patient safety software company Datix earlier this year, the company has been busy promoting the benefits of the Datix solution across Australia and New Zealand.
PowerHealth Solutions is building on the success of Australia’s first Datix state health department implementation at SA Health in 2011, where Datix provided a simple-yet-advanced incident reporting mechanism with round-the-clock accessibility, which eliminated the need for a call centre, resulting in significant cost savings for SA Health, as well as improved functionality.
Strong Local Support
PowerHealth Solutions has strong connections in the health industry and a large customer base. With its expertise in healthcare consulting, project management and software support, PowerHealth Solutions provides strong local support, ISO 9001:2008-accredited quality processes, and skilled staff to implement the Datix internationally-recognised patient safety system throughout the region.
PowerHealth Solutions Managing Director Patrick Power said, "Both PowerHealth Solutions and Datix are working very well together, leveraging Datix’s expertise in patient safety and quality with PowerHealth’s proven track record in state-wide healthcare IT implementations. Our combined team has complementary skills and knowledge gained from over 25 years experience of working solely in healthcare administration and quality software."
Datix has been a pioneer in the field of patient safety since 1986 and is today a leading supplier of software for patient safety, risk management, incident and adverse event reporting. Datix aims to help healthcare organisations build a culture and practice that drives excellence in patient safety. It recruits and retains people committed to the healthcare sector and continually invests in its software and services to ensure that it integrates best practice and learning.
Datix customers number among some of the world’s leading healthcare providers.In the UK, more than 75% of the NHS uses Datix. We have a proven track record in very large, system-wide implementations in the USA, Canada and Australia, as well as some significant hospitals in the Middle East and Europe.