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Victoria Health e-health infrastructure

There are 89 Local Hospital Networks and 6 Primary Health Networks

Victoria has undergone significant Health governance changes in the past decade. It’s current highly decentralised model stands in contrast to with the moderately decentralised models in most other states. With respect to e-health, Victoria is still recovering from the state-based Healthsmart model that tried to have a consistent Cerner EMR installed in most public hospitals.

In April 2016 the Victorian Premier announced a ‘reboot’ for Hospital ICT allocating $1.6million to build infrastructure to replace faxed discharge summaries to GPs with digital versions and to support electronic referrals.