Royal Children's Hospital



The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) is a major pediatric hospital based in Victoria, extending care to all states in Australia and overseas, for 140 years with a staff strength of 4000, providing a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. RCH is also a designated state-wide major trauma centre for paediatrics in Victoria and a Nationally Funded Centre for cardiac and liver transplantation. The RCH actively contributes to the implementation of Victoria's Cancer Action Plan 2008–11 through membership of the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Victorian CCC). 

Royal Childrens’ Hospital (RCH) adopted a full, enterprise-wide electronic medical record implementation in 2016, simultaneously switching over wards, theatres, the emergency department, clinics, outreach services and bedside equipment, and activating a mobile-friendly patient and family portal. RCH was the first public hospital in Australia to gain HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 6, and the first Australian hospital to reach Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) Stage 6. Our team members have been actively involved in this highly successful project.