Hewlett-Packard (HP) Australia has signed a technology services agreement to design, build and maintain some of ICT systems for the South Australia Government’s next-generation digital hospital in Adelaide, Australia.

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is the first facility to use version 2.0 of the HP Digital Hospital Solution, which automates clinical and facilities management workflows to improve care and efficiency and deliver better outcomes for patients.

It is hoped that HP’s applications, technology and industry knowledge will enable the delivery of the largest, most technologically advanced hospital ever built in Australia.

HP will integrate the new Royal Adelaide’s in-building systems with the South Australia Government’s enterprise-level health patient admission and medical record applications to develop a real-time information environment.

Medical systems, including the nurse call system, picture archiving and communication system, and sophisticated bedside terminals will also be integrated.