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Specialists

Clinical Workstation Support

Available Monday to Friday
8am - 6pm

Tel 09 925 5380
Email cws@schl.co.nz

Clinical Workstation provides real-time patient information wherever you are

Clinical Workstation (CWS) provides Southern Cross Healthcare specialists with real-time patient vitals, assessments, clinical notes and historic data. By improving access, visibility and communication for all health professionals, CWS supports optimal patient care.

  • Access patient records securely online anywhere and anytime from our computer or your own device/smartphone.
  • Real-time patient data including vitals, alerts, lab results, notes and clinical assessments.
  • Update treatment plans and progress notes online.
  • Add patient notes from home or use dictation functionality during rounds or in theatre.
  • Patient history contains previous hospital visits, dispensed medication, allergies and conditions.

“Brilliant and perhaps the best piece of technology I have seen in Southern Cross in the last 10 years” is how Julian Stoddart (orthopaedic surgeon at Southern Cross New Plymouth Hospital) recently described Clinical Workstation.

CWS

patient vitals at your fingertips

Once admitted, Southern Cross hospital patients automatically appear in the My Patient list, which is accessible by the clinical team. Easily toggle between patients when completing rounds.

View your patient’s current and upcoming hospital visits; allergies, conditions and alerts (reconciled with Ministry of Health NHI Warnings); and access in-depth information, including:

  • Historic, current and future patient treatments (public and Southern Cross hospitals).
  • Visibility and editing rights of patient conditions, allergies and alerts.
  • Priority information highlighted in red.
"It provides essential access to previous admission records and current clinical data"
Antony Alford (Anaesthetist)

CWS provides immediate access to lab results and any appended nurse actions/comments. Out of range results are highlighted for quick viewing. The lab results available are those requested from a Southern Cross Healthcare facility and any pre-admission labs where the Medical Specialist has cc’ed the hospital. Lab results prior to hospital admission can be incorporated into CWS to ensure a comprehensive patient record is available to clinical staff on admission.

  • Add comments to lab results.
  • Unread labs appear in bold.
  • Coming soon: Radiology and Endoscopy report access.
"It is very useful to be able to look up patient progress and blood results."
Karen Grey (Anaesthetist)

Visibility of all prescriptions processed and dispensed by NZ community pharmacies via the Ministry of Health NZ ePrescription Service

  • Patient dispensed medications are reconciled with the patient provided list (and any other sources) by nurses at preadmission and on admission to hospital.
  • A future release: medication prescription and administration functionality.

24/7 Access to digital observation charts with the ability to drill into specific observations.

  • View patient vitals and trends anywhere anytime.
  • Modify patient vital sign parameters.
  • History and real-time charting of pain score including any appended comments.
"I use it to view post op vitals for inpatients at night or when off site. I find it reassuring."
Engin Ahmed (Anaesthetist)

Within the Notes tab, access all patient notes made by the patient’s healthcare team. Add patient notes remotely, or use your mobile and save time dictating patient notes during ward rounds or in theatre. From a tablet or larger screen, use docked windows to make clinical notes whilst viewing other section of CWS.

  • Document pre-operative conversations with patients and communicate pre-operative notes with nurses.
  • Dictate notes from your mobile including the immediate operation note and initial treatment plan.
  • Review nurse post-op notes remotely 24/7.
"I use it to document conversations with patients, ward round notes and conversations with ward nurses. Nurses like having orders confirmed directly online and it’s not ambiguous"
Engin Ahmed (Anaesthetist)

Within Assessments, access to an editable and patient centric view of clinical assessments. View all health professional assessments for the patient in a single view.

  • Document patient assessments.
  • Current knowledge of patient’s physical and emotional state.
  • Diagrams allow body areas to be annotated to visually identify areas of concern.
"It’s fantastic. Often the preop nurses pick up on things not otherwise advertised which they can add to the record for us to see. Everyone’s notes about a patient are visible and accessible."
Grant Walters (Anaesthetist)

CWS

patient vitals at your fingertips

Patient Information

Lab Results

Dispensed Medications

Vitals

Clinical Notes

Clinical Assessments

Patient Information

Once admitted, Southern Cross hospital patients automatically appear in the My Patient list, which is accessible by the clinical team. Easily toggle between patients when completing rounds.

View your patient’s current and upcoming hospital visits; allergies, conditions and alerts (reconciled with Ministry of Health NHI Warnings); and access in-depth information, including:

  • Historic, current and future patient treatments (public and Southern Cross hospitals).
  • Visibility and editing rights of patient conditions, allergies and alerts.
  • Priority information highlighted in red.
"It provides essential access to previous admission records and current clinical data"
Antony Alford (Anaesthetist)

Lab Results

CWS provides immediate access to lab results and any appended nurse actions/comments. Out of range results are highlighted for quick viewing. The lab results available are those requested from a Southern Cross Healthcare facility and any pre-admission labs where the Medical Specialist has cc’ed the hospital. Lab results prior to hospital admission can be incorporated into CWS to ensure a comprehensive patient record is available to clinical staff on admission.

  • Add comments to lab results.
  • Unread labs appear in bold.
  • Coming soon: Radiology and Endoscopy report access.
"It is very useful to be able to look up patient progress and blood results."
Karen Grey (Anaesthetist)

Dispensed Medications

Visibility of all prescriptions processed and dispensed by NZ community pharmacies via the Ministry of Health NZ ePrescription Service

  • Patient dispensed medications are reconciled with the patient provided list (and any other sources) by nurses at preadmission and on admission to hospital.
  • A future release: medication prescription and administration functionality.

Vitals

24/7 Access to digital observation charts with the ability to drill into specific observations.

  • View patient vitals and trends anywhere anytime.
  • Modify patient vital sign parameters.
  • History and real-time charting of pain score including any appended comments.
"I use it to view post op vitals for inpatients at night or when off site. I find it reassuring."
Engin Ahmed (Anaesthetist)

Clinical Notes

Within the Notes tab, access all patient notes made by the patient’s healthcare team. Add patient notes remotely, or use your mobile and save time dictating patient notes during ward rounds or in theatre. From a tablet or larger screen, use docked windows to make clinical notes whilst viewing other section of CWS.

  • Document pre-operative conversations with patients and communicate pre-operative notes with nurses.
  • Dictate notes from your mobile including the immediate operation note and initial treatment plan.
  • Review nurse post-op notes remotely 24/7.
"I use it to document conversations with patients, ward round notes and conversations with ward nurses. Nurses like having orders confirmed directly online and it’s not ambiguous"
Engin Ahmed (Anaesthetist)

Clinical Assessments

Within Assessments, access to an editable and patient centric view of clinical assessments. View all health professional assessments for the patient in a single view.

  • Document patient assessments.
  • Current knowledge of patient’s physical and emotional state.
  • Diagrams allow body areas to be annotated to visually identify areas of concern.
"It’s fantastic. Often the preop nurses pick up on things not otherwise advertised which they can add to the record for us to see. Everyone’s notes about a patient are visible and accessible."
Grant Walters (Anaesthetist)

CWS Registration and Login

Register for CWS

Clinical Workstation (CWS) is available for all Southern Cross Healthcare specialists to access from within our facilities and remotely on their own devices.

If you do not have a CWS login, please click here to complete the External User Access Agreement and return to your Hospital Management. When your registration request is approved by our team, you will receive an email invitation (this proces may take up to three working days).

Once you have accepted the invitation, click the 'Accept Invitation' link and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the process. After your authentication setup is complete, you will be able to access CWS securely.

CWS Login

You must be registered for Clinical Workstation before you can login.

Mobile phone login
Open this link on your smartphone http://internet-cwsm.schlweb.com/ and follow the prompts to add it to your home screen.
Then open the app and login.

PC, laptop or tablet login (supports full version of CWS)
Open this link
Login with your registered email address and password.

Frequently asked questions:

Mobile CWS provides access to vital patient information and core functionality 'on-the-go'. CWS Desktop Portal offers a more comprehensive feature set. CWS is constantly evolving and new features are being added regularly based on feedback from our users.

Yes, CWS is built on secure, high-performing, resilient infrastructure – Amazon Web Services (AWS). HIPAA compliant, Southern Cross Healthcare is committed to world class security measures to ensure the security and privacy of patient data. Two-Factor Authentication is also a requirement for access to CWS.

We have a dedicated helpline for doctors: Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm call 09 925 5380. Or, click here to arrange a call-back at a time more convenient for you.