Digital transformation of healthcare in WA

Pathology is one of the most important services provided to Western Australians by the public health system, with more than 16 million tests performed annually.  More than 70 per cent of clinical decisions and 100 per cent of cancer diagnoses rely on fast, accurate pathology, and the range of available tests continues to grow.

As part of the digital transformation of healthcare in Western Australia, PathWest is replacing its current laboratory information systems (LIS) and databases with a single, contemporary system. It is one of the most significant improvements to WA’s public pathology services in 30 years.​

A pilot of the new LIS commenced at the end of February 2020 in Bentley and Busselton Hospital laboratories and associated collection centres and we have been pleased with the results so far. We have been carefully monitoring the new system and are encouraged to see how it is performing in real time, in real hospital conditions.

LIS is now being rolled-out in a staggered approach. The first and second tranche of sites have already successfully gone live and the third tranche is currently in progress. The new LIS is now live at:

Kalgoorlie, Osborne Park, Fremantle, Merredin, Collie, Narrogin, Geraldton, Manjimup, Karratha, Northam, Carnarvon, Broome, Katanning, Esperance and Hedland.

The remaining sites will be rolled out by 15 September 2020, with Transfusion Medicine going live across the state on 13 October 2020.

To find out what this means for you please see further information here:​

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Page last updated: 19 Aug 2020