The Connecting Care Electronic Medical Record Program is a digital program to transform patient care and research in Parkville.

RMH staff using a computer on wheels

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is working with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital to create one world-class electronic medical record (EMR), which will store information about all of our patients in one secure location.

The Parkville EMR will allow your clinicians to find the information they need to make the best decisions about your health care, when and where they need it.

It will be easy-to-read and always up-to-date, so that your clinician always has an accurate picture of the care you receive at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the other three Parkville health services.

The Parkville EMR will include a patient portal – a mobile and website application that will give you access to your own information in the EMR, at home or on the go. Through the patient portal, you will be able to see and manage your upcoming appointments, test results, medications you’ve been prescribed, and more.

It will also include a portal for general practitioners and other health providers in the community. With your consent, your GP will be able to quickly and easily access information about your care in hospital.

The Parkville EMR will be created from the Royal Children’s Hospital EMR, which was launched in 2016. We have partnered with Epic, a global leader in EMR technology, and patients and consumers to deliver the Parkville EMR.

Our Emergency Department will be the first to move to the new EMR on 30 June this year. All other areas at RMH, Peter Mac and the Women’s will start using the new EMR on 2 May 2020.