The NSW Department of Health is getting the ball rolling on an IT network upgrade that will ultimately reach more than 1100 websites.
The Health Grade Business Network job has actually remained in the pipeline considering that 2018, when NSW Health revealed a pilot would be performed at Westmead Health center.
eHealth NSW revealed the job’s consent in a newsletter last month.
It stated HGEN will include rejuvenating network hardware and services “to enhance network protection, dependability, and efficiency”.
” The upgrades will consist of brand-new switches, cordless gain access to points, cabling, network licensing and interaction space upgrades”, the newsletter mentioned.
HGEN will likewise “support the shipment of the single digital client record”, eHealth NSW stated.
A NSW Health representative stated the statewide effort covers both the purchase and management of regional ICT network facilities, to “supply a constant technique to network services throughout NSW Health.”
Early deal with HGEN has actually started in numerous regional health districts.
In the October minutes of its CEO’s board report [pdf], the Sydney Resident Health District (LHD) kept in mind HGEN as an early-stage job in its capital facilities and engineering services, stating: “proposed school broad ICT upgrades per HGEN design and their procurements through eHealth continue to be evaluated and examined by the SLHD and redevelopment group”.
In a digital technique to 2028 file [pdf] outdated November 2023, the South Western Sydney LHD recognized HGEN as part of its digital health insurance.
The SWSLHD file stated it prepares to “utilize enhancements to HGEN to handle ‘in-facility’ digital health networking requirements throughout the district”.
The Northern Sydney LHD’s acting CEO’s board report for March 2023 [pdf] likewise points out HGEN, keeping in mind that “all health entities will be needed to stick to statewide requirements for network facilities, style and purchase of network facilities, together with associated handled services from a State-wide panel of service providers.”
Along with at Westmead, the NSW Health representative informed iTnews trials had actually been performed at the Coffs Harbour Health School, and at 1 Reserve Roadway in St Leonards in Sydney’s northern suburban areas.
” Substantial assessment was performed following the pilots, leading to a modified technique and robust procurement procedure to determine proper market partners who will provide HGEN innovation and services throughout the NSW public health system,” the representative stated.