Exec charged with leading EPAS overhaul. South Australia’s Health department has begun searching for its first-ever chief digital health officer to take charge of the state’s new electronic medical record project. The state government agreed to create the new senior executive level position earlier this year as part of its plan to overhaul of the infamous electronic patient administration system (EPAS). The reset was prompted by an interdependent review that found “major changes” were needed to improve the system, which had suffered delays, usability issues and cost overruns since being introduced in 2013. The review recommended the existing Allscripts software underpinning the electronic medical record and patient administration systems should be improved instead of ditching the systems altogether . Accountable to SA Health chief Chris McGowan, the chief digital health officer will lead the transition from EPAS to the government’s new electronic medical record project, replacing SA Health’s chief […]