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Cairns Digital Hospital Program

Cairns Digital Hospital

Becoming a Digital Hospital

Wednesday 17th February, 2016, marked day one of the highly anticipated rollout of electronic Medical Record functionality across the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.

The transformation to become a Digital Hospital involves key functionality being delivered to clinicians’ desktops and care touch-points that connects patients, clinicians and health services through fully integrated digital healthcare.

Becoming a Digital Hospital helps us provide:

  • Up to date patient records, meaning that you will not have to repeat your history at every visit;
  • Faster and easier access to your information, at the right time and right place;
  • Immediate access by clinicians to comprehensive, targeted plans of care for your treatment; and
  • More time for clinicians to deliver care for you.

As a leader Cairns Hospital is the first Australian hospital to use Maternity digital records and the first Queensland Hospital and Health Service to scan clinical records and information, and use Paediatric and Community digital records.

What changes will I see?

Instead of keeping paper records, clinicians will now be documenting directly to your secure electronic medical record using a number of new devices that have been deployed across the health service.

In addition to new technology deployed within the hospital, if your care is being provided at home or in community, our staff may bring with them a mobile device to be able to view your history and update your information in real time.

To ensure we continue to deliver quality patient care, our dedicated clinical and administrative staff have undertaken extensive system training. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we embark on this digital transformation and our staff become more familiar with the new system.

Cairns Hospital has gone Digital

Protecting your privacy and security

Only authorised Queensland Health hospital staff can access your secure electronic medical record and patient information is protected by strict legislation and built-in security measures.


Last updated: 4 March 2016

Contact details

For information or enquiries about the Digital Hospital Program, please contact the team at:

ieMR-Digital-Cairns@health.qld.gov.au