Gynaecology Electronic Chart implemented at The National Maternity Hospital
The MN-CMS National Project Team is delighted to announce the Maternal and Newborn-Clinical Management System (MN-CMS) Gynaecology Electronic Chart has been successfully implemented at The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) making them now fully digital. This will extend the benefits already realised in their maternal and newborn services in terms of patient safety, care delivery and improved patient experience.
Pictured: Members of the NMH Local Implementation and Management Teams, MN-CMS National Teams and Cerner Ireland.
Many congratulations to the team in NMH working with the MN-CMS team and Cerner Ireland, building on the previous successful implementations in Cork University Maternity Hospital and The Rotunda to provide a comprehensive EHR to their patients. They will be closely followed by University Hospital Kerry.
The smooth transition from paper to electronic recording of care is due to the strong clinical leadership, close collaboration and cooperation between the Local Implementation and Back Office Teams across all four sites, the National MN-CMS Project and Back Office Teams, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Cerner teams and the National Woman’s and Infant Health Programme.
The Local implementation Team celebrated the Go-Live with a cake-cutting ceremony by (L to R) Alphonsa Pius (MN-CMS Training Lead), Sive Cassidy (MN-CMS Maternity Project Manager), Dr. Shane Higgins (Master) and Molly Vinu (Gynaecology Project Manager).
“Thank you to everyone who led us to make this smooth transition” Molly Vinu.
The benefits of the Gynaecology Electronic Chart include:
- Improved patient care as a result of better communication, clinical decision support and effective planning of care.
- More effective and efficient recording of information reflecting best standards in documentation.
- Risk reduction/avoidance
- Cost savings as a result of changed work practices and use of resources: staff and supplies
And in the future:
- Enhanced clinical audit and research locally as a result of better quality data.
- Informed business intelligence that will drive local and national management decisions.