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SA Health's digital journey: From a system of record to a system of insight


SA Health's digital health journey began in earnest in 2012 with the establishment of its Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS). In 2018, a review of EPAS led to the introduction of a variety of reforms to facilitate greater participation of clinicians, more on-the-ground ownership of the system and improved engagement with Allscripts to achieve the system's long-term objectives of establishing a single instance, statewide electronic medical record.


  • More than 1.6 million South Australians now have an electronic medical record in South Australia
  • More than 197,000 patients (an increase of 37.8% since January 2021) attended multiple Sunrise activated sites enabling continuity of care
  • Nearly 30 million clinical documents have been created
  • More than 6.3 million Inpatient, Outpatient and Emergency Department visits recorded in Sunrise
  • More than 8.4 million medication orders processed
  • More than 34.3 million pathology and medical imaging orders processed
  • 53,738 (as of October 2021) staff members, agency staff members and students trained to use Sunrise
  • 200 Sunrise content and workflow enhancements delivered in the past 18 months


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