Ex NSW Health ICT director joins Hills Health and more briefs

Hills Health recruits former NSW Health digital director

Andrew Pedrazzini OAM has been appointed as the new Chief Digital Officer of Hills Health, a technology provider for hospitals and aged care.

He will also serve as the company's Executive Director of Strategy, Products and Partners.

Pedrazzini was involved in NSW Health's digital transformation; he was director of ICT Service Commissioning, Infrastructure Office and Health Grade Enterprise Network Transformation.

His appointment comes as Hills Health emerged from administration and is now owned by Stellar Vision. The company is now focused on developing a 'fully integrated Health Digital Experience Platform'.

Mercy Health engages Workday for HR transformation

Healthcare provider Mercy Health has chosen Workday's cloud-based human capital management platform to modernize its workforce management.

The Catholic organization, which employs approximately 10,000 employees, is transitioning from a legacy recruiting system to a new recruiting and workforce management solution to “stand out in the competitive healthcare landscape.”

Workday's platform uses AI and machine learning to deliver a 'seamless' candidate experience from application to hiring. It also features mobile capabilities that support and engage employees wherever they are.

“The simpler we can make processes like HR and people management, the more time we can spend on community care,” said Jo-Anne Ruhl, VP and managing director of Workday ANZ.

NSW e-referral solution live in 2 Sydney health districts

eHealth NSW's digital referral solution has gone live in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Western Sydney Local Health District.

The Engage Outpatients solution electronically streamlines the sharing of referral information. It allows GPs and other primary care referrers to send standardized e-referral forms from their practice management software to clinics using the system, and submit them to the electronic referral management system (eRMS).

SESLHD and WSLHD have also integrated the eRMS with their EHR, enabling automated sharing of a patient's referral documents in preparation for their outpatient visit.

eHealth NSW will continue to roll out the Engage Outpatients solution to the remaining LHDs next year.