$8.5 million committed to identify new HR system for WA health system

  • Process to replace the WA health system’s ageing human resource, payroll and rostering systems begins
  • Tender request released to identify a new HR solution to improve governance, workforce reporting and planning capability
  • Key recommendation of the Sustainable Health Review
  • The Western Australian Government has committed $8.5 million to identify a new integrated human resource (HR), payroll and rostering solution to better support the WA health system’s workforce.

    Phase one of this replacement program is now underway with the release of a tender request to identify a shortlist of suppliers who can deliver a single HR Management Information System (HRMIS) that is streamlined, efficient, and easy to use.

    This process is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and shortlisted vendors will be invited to take part in a proof-of-concept testing, to determine if their proposed products and services meet the requirements of the WA health system.

    These requirements include:

    • the capability to integrate information including payroll, HR, learning management and rostering;
    • the ability to provide Health Service Providers with access to system-wide data to improve reporting, governance and planning capability; and
    • the ability for WA health system employees to conveniently access their information about shifts, leave and pays, securely on their own devices.

    Outcomes from the proof-of-concept will inform the Government’s 2021-22 Budget process.

    As part of the HRMIS replacement program, work will also be undertaken by the WA health system to prepare the migration of data to the proposed new system.

    Investing in a system-wide integrated workforce information system that supports workforce planning is a key recommendation of the Sustainable Health Review.

    As stated by Health Minister Roger Cook:

    “A modern and contemporary HR system will enable better workforce planning in response to the changing health needs of the WA community.

    “This process will enable us to identify a prospective solution that will help inform our ability to deliver the best healthcare services, at the right time, by the right people.”

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