EPAS & Transforming Health
The Australian Medical Association (South Australia) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Select Committee on Health Services in South Australian related to the subject of EPAS. The Association has consistently provided input to the EPAS process where invited and provided the views of our members both publically and privately when members have informed us of system issues or patient risk. The intention of EPAS was to improve access to timely information and to assist clinical practice improvement amongst a range of other goals. However, the resultant business case, procurement, implementation and adaption were best described as fragmented, reactive and not fit for purpose in the South Australian public health system. Read more in the attached document.