This Project, funded by the Department until the 30 June 2006, was called the Eastern Goldfields Regional Reference Site and involved the telecommunications provider IP Systems developing a high-speed Virtual Private Network (VPN) across the region that provides secure and managed connectivity with a guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) for phone, data, and video applications.
Despite a range of challenges experienced throughout the Reference Site period, as of the 1 July 2006 EGRRS is now a sustainable project called the GoldHealth Network that is ‘owned by the region’, funded by the participants and supported by the Goldfields Esperance GP Network.
The GoldHealth Network currently connects 19 GP practices including some GP homes, 2 medical specialists, the Goldfields Specialist Rooms, 2 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), the EGMDGP, a major regional hospital, a district hospital, the Rural Clinical School, 2 local Pharmacies and 1 Aged Care Facility.
Current services available to GoldHealth participants include:
The Goldfields Esperance GP Network is currently working on the next phase of the Network which will be the development of a Shared Regional Electronic Health Record for the Goldfields region.Contact: Ms Jayne McFadyen, IM/IT Manager