Proposal Stage of Development: Detailed Business Case Complete*
Date of Publication: December 2016
The Financial and Materials Management Information System currently used by Queensland Health is a legacy system experiencing performance and stability issues. In addition to the cost of mitigating the technical risk associated with a legacy system, the impacts on business practices include inefficient processing of transactions and the inability for Hospital and Health Services to operate financially as independent statutory bodies.
The objectives of the proposal are to:
- eliminate the risk of operating a legacy system
- automate business processes to achieve efficiencies, improve compliance and controls
- improve system integration, workflow, data quality, reporting capability and access to information.
The proposal investigated the implementation of a modern financial management system. It is to be undertaken in stages, with one of the major activity components being change management. Finance staff across Queensland Health will need to be trained in the new system which will encompass standard accounting functions as well as inventory, warehousing, asset management and procurement.
* Building Queensland assisted the Detailed Business Case.