Deloitte wins Health project

15/04/2021 - 15:30

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Consulting firm Deloitte has been selected to lead the proof-of-concept testing for what is likely to be one of the state government’s largest IT projects.

Deloitte wins Health project
Roger Cook said the health system was one step closer to a new solution. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Consulting firm Deloitte has been selected to lead the proof-of-concept testing for what is likely to be one of the state government’s largest IT projects.

The government is investing $8.5 million to identify and prepare for a new human resource, payroll and rostering solution for the WA health system.

The selection of Deloitte follows an open tender and stage-one evaluation process.

Stage two will involve proof-of-concept testing at Royal Perth Hospital, Broome Health Campus and Derby Hospital.

This will be conducted through a series of simulated HR and payroll activities over the next six months, with selected staff at the three hospitals.

The testing will seek to determine the practicality and feasibility of Deloitte’s proposed system, which uses HR, payroll and time management technology developed by international companies SAP SuccessFactors and UKG. 

It will also enable WA Health to evaluate the system’s ability to meet its requirements, which include the ability to integrate payroll, HR and rostering information.

WA Health also wants the system to provide health service providers with access to system-wide workforce data to improve reporting, governance and planning.

Health system employees will also need to be able to access information about their shifts, leave and pays, securely on their own devices.

The results of the proof-of-concept testing will inform a future funding submission for a new HR management information system.

An integrated workforce system was a key recommendation of the government’s Sustainable Health Review.

As part of that review, Deloitte won a $530,000 contract in 2018 to help develop a digital strategy for WA’s health system.

Health Minister Roger Cook said he was pleased to be another step closer to identifying a modern HR system that would meet the needs of clinical and corporate staff.

“This is a significant commitment and investment to transform and improve the WA health system’s payroll and HR systems,” he said.

“Undertaking a proof-of-concept process will enable us to test the practicality and feasibility of the proposed system to ensure it is fit for purpose.”

The proposed MIS solution will be the second major IT contract at Health.

Global company Atos won a $124 million, five-year contract in 2019 to shift the Department of Health from legacy ICT infrastructure supplied by Fujitsu Australia to a cloud-based platform.

It also comes after NEC Australia won an $8 million contract in 2019 to upgrade PABX systems and associated infrastructure to Perth's public hospitals.

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