No end in sight for loathed electronic record system

SA HEALTH is ploughing ahead with a much-maligned platform for electronic records that has been blamed for inducing “rage attacks” in clinicians.

Doctors are concerned that the $422 million Electronic Patient Administration System (EPAS) remains user-unfriendly, despite assurances that bugs have been ironed out.

“The EPAS system will continue to evolve and improve over time and SA Health remains committed to working closely with our clinicians’ support (for) the roll out of EPAS”, SA Health told Medical Observer in a statement.