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New check-in supports COVID contact tracing

February 23, 2021

A QR code check-in system has been introduced at West Moreton Health facilities for all staff and visitors.

The new system was designed to reduce the time it takes to sign in and assist the Public Health team with contact tracing in the event of a COVID outbreak at a health facility.

Inpatients and outpatients do not need to check in as their admission/appointment is recorded via the Hospital Based Corporate Information System (HBCIS), Enterprise Scheduling Management (ESM) or Integrated Electronic Medical Records (ieMR).

Visitors will be assisted to check in at the entrance of the facility. If they are visiting a patient, they will need to provide the patient’s name. iPad kiosks or paper sign-in will remain available for those who do not have a phone.

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