Several hospitals under the ambit of the Southern Regional Health Authority, SRHA, have started using an electronic patient administration system, EPAS, on a limited basis.
Regional Director of the SRHA, Michael Bent says the system is to help hospitals move away from paper-based records to getting patient records electronically.
He says the system is already in use at the Santa Cruz Health Centre, as well as, the Black River and Percy Junor Hospitals.
Mr Bent says he hopes to make significant progress with the system in two years.
Michael Bent was speaking at the Regional Authority’s first annual conference on Tuesday.