The Tasmanian Department of Health has launched a newly enhanced state-wide online resource portal, Electronic Portal for Online Clinical Help (EPOCH), available for clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals and administrators in the local public healthcare system. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will build the portal, supply and manage online resources and provide support services to the Department of Health.
EPOCH serves as the main portal for healthcare professionals in Tasmania. The portal provides health practitioners, ancillary staff and students working for the Tasmanian State Service to access to high-quality health and social care information resources and clinical, evidence-based information to support decision-making, service planning, education and research. Portal resources include medicines information, point-of-care tools, clinical guidelines and standards, electronic journals and textbooks and research databases.
This portal is made available by Stacks, EBSCO's web-based content management system. Search capabilities are offered via EBSCO Discovery Service and authentication access is provided by OpenAthens, a single sign-on system that allows end users to access a range of quality information resources anywhere, anytime. Point of care tools include DynaMed, EBSCO Clinical Decisions' evidence-based clinical decision support platform.
Tasmanian Department of Health State-wide Manager, Library Services, Dr. Derek Rowlands says the portal offers the most current, evidence-based research. ‘Working together with EBSCO to produce the new version of our EPOCH platform has been a positive experience. We had a tight schedule, but their implementation team helped us produce a polished and comprehensive solution on time. We're looking forward to further enhancing EPOCH with the resources and technologies available to us though our partnership with EBSCO."
To access and view the portal, visit https://epoch.health.tas.gov.au/.
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