Meet the Team
Catherine Jinks - MN-CMS Programme Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine is the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Management System Programme Manager.
Catherine has extensive experience working in the HSE at middle and senior management levels in operational and business management roles as well as healthcare related project implementations such as the iPMS and MN-CMS National projects. She is working closely with all stakeholders to ensure the safe and timely rollout and on-going support of the national MN-CMS programme within budget.
Catherine is committed to supporting Women and Infant Health Services to deliver significant benefits to both patients and staff, ultimately improving patient care through the use of the clinically led, ICT enabled MN-CMS Programme.
Catherine is looking forward to further successful roll-outs, process and system optimisations across the maternity hospital/units nationally.
Dr. Michael Robson - Clinical Director - email@example.com
Prof. Richard Greene - Clinical Lead Obstetrics - firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Richard Greene is the HSE Chief Clinical Information Officer working with the office of the Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Information Officer.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin he gained much of his clinical experience in the Coombe Womens' Hospital, Dublin. In July 1999, he took up a position as Fellow in Maternal-Foetal Medicine in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA. On his return to Ireland in 2001, he joined UCC as Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: and took up his current posts as Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, UCC, in 2007. Prof. Greene was instrumental in commissioning and establishing the new maternity services at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) and continues to maintain a senior management position within the service and it is also where he also undertakes his clinical practice.
His research interests include maternal-foetal medicine, epidemiology, health services research incorporating risk management, quality of service and translational research including digital health. Specifically, his future interests lie in the establishment of NPEC as a national service with the aim to improve clinical services for patients. Towards this goal, he has been involved in the development of a single national chart for obstetrics; and is centrally involved in the Maternal Newborn Clinical Management System (MN-CMS) project, to get a single electronic medical record for all maternity hospitals.
Dr. Brendan Murphy - Clinical Lead - Neonatology - Brendanpaul.email@example.com
Brendan is a Consultant Neonatologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1989 and completed Higher Specialist Paediatric and Subspecialist Neonatology training in Edinburgh UK in 2001 following his Fellowship in Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Since returning to Cork as Consultant Neonatologist in 2002, he has continued his research interests exploring how processes in the neonatal period affect immature infants and their subsequent function through tissue injury and disturbances of growth and development.
In 2007 as the Clinical Director of Neonatology, he played a central role in commissioning CUMH and development of the Cork Neonatal Research Centre now incorporated into the INFANT Research Centre at CUMH. Since 2003 he is Clinical Lead for the NICORE (Neonatal Intensive Care Outcomes Research & Evaluation) Ireland Quality Improvement Project auditing and benchmarking neonatal outcomes in Ireland nationally and internationally.
Currently he is Clinical Lead-Neonatology for Ireland South Women & Infants Directorate and both Clinical Lead-Neonatology and Clinical Risk Manager for the Maternity–Newborn Clinical Management System (MN-CMS) project to implement introduction of a complete electronic health record for mothers and their infants throughout all 19 maternity hospitals in Ireland.
Dr. Róisín Ní Mhuircheartaigh - Anaesthetic Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Brian Cleary - Medications Lead - email@example.com
Professor Brian Cleary is the Clinical Lead for the MN-CMS Medication Workstream.
Brian has worked in the maternity services since 2002 and is Chief Pharmacist in the Rotunda Hospital Dublin and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the RCSI. He has postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy (MSc, 2006) and Pharmacoepidemiology/ Medicines in Pregnancy (PhD, 2011).
Brian has led the MN-CMS medications workstream since 2015. Through the establishment of an effective team of Informatics Pharmacists and broad multidisciplinary collaboration within the MN-CMS project team and more broadly in live sites, the medications team have designed, implemented and optimised medication-related functionality in MN-CMS. The medications workstream have a broad aim of building safe and effective medication use processes, constantly progressing to improve patient safety and enhance user experience. With Brian’s guidance the team benchmark the system against international standards and safety recommendations in order to maximise the patient safety benefits of MN-CMS.
Marie Culliton - Order Comms Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiona Lawlor - ADOM, Business Manager - email@example.com
Fiona is the Business Manager for the MN-CMS National Project Team.
Fiona is a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Midwife with over 30 years clinical experience both in Ireland and the UK holding a number of clinical and managerial posts. Fiona joined the MN-CMS Project in 2014 as the Project Manager for the successful implementation of MN-CMS in University Hospital Kerry in March 2017 and then joined the MN-CMS National Project Team as the Business Manager in April 2018.
Fiona is responsible for the roll-out out of MN-CMS, from a clinical perspective, to all maternity hospitals/units in Ireland, ensuring the system is implemented to meet the business needs of the National Women and Infants Health Programme.
Fiona also provides clinical leadership and management to the MN-CMS Clinical Workstream leads which include: Maternity, NICU, Gynaecology, Risk Management and Change and Transformation.
As Business Manager Fiona is looking forward to working closely with national and local stakeholders supporting local implementation teams to ensure successful deployment of the MN-CMS system to the remaining maternity hospitals/units in Ireland.
Sharon Young, Senior Manager, National Back Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon is the National Back Office Manager for the MN-CMS Programme.
She joined the National MN-CMS Project as an Application Specialist in 2016. In June 2018 Sharon moved into the role of National Testing Lead for MN-CMS Project, responsible for managing and supporting all testing activities for current live sites and future maternity sites. In 2021 Sharon moved to the position of Senior Project Manager with the eHealth and Disruptive Technologies office assigned to the MN-CMS programme.
Sharon has worked in the HSE for over 20 years; she has experience of working on and implementing hospital ICT systems including NIMIS and iPMS at a local and regional level.
Sharon is looking forward to leading the development and management of MN-CMS as the roll-out to the remaining maternity units throughout the country continues to ensure that a National Electronic Health Record (EHR) for all women and babies in maternity and gynaecology services becomes available for all.
Emma Flaherty - Senior Clinical Informatics Pharmacist - Emma.Flaherty@hse.ie
Emma has been a Pharmacist in UHK for 8 years having previously worked in the NHS. Since October 2014 Emma has been an integral member of the Medication Workstream for the MN-CMS project. Emma assisted in the development of the drug catalogue, developed local care plans, provided medication training to over 300 staff across various disciplines, was part of the excitement of initial roll out in CUMH and was the local lead pharmacist for roll out in UHK.
Currently Emma is involved in the optimisation of the MN-CMS system to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines. Emma collaborates with the National Medication Workstream on a weekly basis and acts as the main point of contact for local end users for medication related issues.
Emma delivers training and education to medical and nursing staff to ensure optimal system use of the system and she provides a Clinical service to the Maternity and Neonatal units in UHK and promotes the use of National guidelines and policies to ensure a standardised level of care for all patients.
Emma finds the diverse role extremely rewarding and enjoys working with such a positive, enthusiastic and proactive group of people.
“Each day is a new learning day”.
Brian Kehoe - Chief II Informatics Pharmacist - Brian.Kehoe@hse.ie
Brian has recently taken up the role of Chief II Informatics Pharmacist with the MN-CMS National Back Office. Brian is responsible for providing technical and clinical leadership in order to optimise the use of the MN-CMS system for both users and stakeholders at the current sites and to ensure a smooth transition for future sites.
The focus for the Chief II Informatics Pharmacist will be to act as the lead for the Medications Workstream within the National Back Office dealing with national level business as usual, change control and future development processes relating to medications.
Brian has over 10 years’ experience working as a Pharmacist in both the private and public sector, with 5 of these involved in development and delivery of clinical informatics projects. Brian is looking forward to supporting the continued development of MN-CMS and the delivery of the system to future sites.
Gwen Malone - Order Comms/Lab Workstream Lead - email@example.com
Gwen is the Chief Medical Scientist / National Lab Order Comms Workstream Lead for the MN-CMS programme. Gwen provides technical and clinical leadership for the design, implementation and maintenance of all Diagnostic Laboratory aspects of MN-CMS. Gwen started working on the MN-CMS project in 2015 as part of the local hospital Laboratory implementation team, and joined national MN-CMS team in 2016 as Senior Medical Scientist.
Gwen leads the Lab Order Comms Workstream in national level business as usual, change management, and future development processes; and the design and implementation of Laboratory aspects of the EHR in future hospitals. She works closely with the diagnostic laboratories in each site to ensure optimal integration between the EHR and the Laboratory Information System (LIS).
Gwen has worked as a Medical Scientist in HSE diagnostic laboratories since qualifying in 2006. She also has a postgraduate MSc in Biomedical Science specialising in Haematology. Since 2014, Gwen has extensive experience in the development and delivery of a number of Laboratory Informatics and Laboratory Information Systems integration projects.
Gwen is looking forward to being part of the continued support and development of MN-CMS, and the delivery of a national EHR for all women and babies in Maternity services throughout the country.
Joan Malone - Maternity and Gynae Workstream Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan joined the MN-CMS National Project Team in 2012 as Business Implementation Manager and is currently responsible for leading the Maternity and Gynaecology workstreams. The focus of the work stream lead is to provide professional / clinical leadership, driving the workstream ensuring activities are aligned with the project plan and to act as the main point of contact for the work stream between the National Project Team, the Local Project Manager & the National Back Office.
Joan is a Registered General Nurse and Midwife and has over 20 years' experience in clinical practice, holding a variety of clinical posts including CMM3. She acted as Project Midwife for the National Maternity Healthcare Record and also spent three years in the Quality and Patient Safety Directorate with responsibility for delivery of national guidance on post mortem examinations and clinicial audit. She has been a member of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland-Nursing Midwifery Group since 2007.
Joan looks forward to supporting the implementation of MN-CMS in every maternity unit nationally.
Mary Mullins - Change and Transformation Lead - email@example.com
Mary has joined the MN-CMS National Project team as the Change and Transformation Lead. Mary is responsible for facilitating the Change and Transformation process through effective communication and the process change management associated with the implementation of MN-CMS at each hospital. The role includes engagement with all of the sites implementing MN-CMS and with the National Project Team
Mary has 30 years of clinical experience specialising in paediatrics and has been a Clinical Nurse Manager for 22 years. For the past 10 years Mary has also been involved with the implementation of ICT enabled change project as the National Business lead for iPMS Programme. Having completed a Masters in Health Informatics, Mary is anxious to engage with sites and vendor to advocate use of recognised international standards for use in healthcare.
Mary is looking forward to bringing that experience to the MN-CMS Programme to support the next 15 sites in their transformation to a fully electronic system.
‘There is nothing permanent except change’- Heraclitus.
Aileen Murphy - Clinical Lead, National Back Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Aileen has been a member of the MN-CMS National Project team since 2014. She was appointed as the Clinical Lead in the MN-CMS National Back office under the auspices of the Women’s and Infants Programme in May 2018.
In this role Aileen is responsible for the Clinical support of the Electronic chart for mothers and babies. This includes tasks such as supporting adoption and optimisation, developing clinical reporting, testing system upgrades and general day to day support of the electronic chart within Maternity and Gynaecology services.
Aileen is a Registered General Nurse and Midwife for over 20 years. She trained and worked overseas where she was involved in Hospital and Community Midwifery. This is where she first learned the importance of all the multidisciplinary team being involved in the care of mothers and the baby.
Returning to Ireland and working in Midwifery services in Ireland her role moved to computer Information systems for Maternity care while supporting and reporting from an Obstetric Management system.
Aileen is looking forward to developing her role in the MN-CMS National Back office and working with the National Project Team in supporting each of the 19 Maternity Sites in achieving the common goal of a National Electronic Health Record (EHR) for all women and babies in maternity services in Ireland.
Brian O'Sullivan - Business Informatics Lead - Brian.OSullivan@hse.ie
BSC Computing - Software Development
Brian joined the national project team in August 2018 as the Business Informatics Lead for MN-CMS. He is responsible for the planning, monitoring and managing of the sign-off of the nationally agreed reports and will also have overall visibility of reporting within MN-CMS. He will deliver national requirements from the system and provide guidance and assistance to the local reporting groups.
Brian has also started developing ‘PowerTrials’ and investigating the possibilities of the ‘LightsOn’ reporting tool within MN-CMS.
Brian previously worked in the I.T. Dept. of University Hospital Kerry (UHK). He was the UHK lead in the Interface Testing/Reports setup and Patient Renumbering process for the amalgamation of the UHK iPM Database onto the Southern Regional iPM Database.
Brian achieved an award from the National Treatment Purchase Fund for the quality of data sent from University Hospital Kerry for Inpatient and Outpatient Waiting List Data. He has automated key reports, saving hundreds of work hour’s annually allowing staff to focus on their key duties and to deliver a more efficient service.
Orla Sheehan - NICU Workstream Lead - Orla.Sheehan1@hse.ie
Orla is the National NICU Workstream Lead for the MN-CMS Project. Orla provides clinical leadership to the design and implementation of MN CMS across all Neonatal Units in the country. Orla began working on the project in 2015 with responsibility for design, testing and implementation of the Neonatal EHR. Orla was the MN-CMS Local System Administrator in CUMH, Cork supporting the entire site for Maternity and Neonatal before joining the National team in July 2018.
Orla is a Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse with some extensive clinical experience having worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and Cork University Maternity Hospital. Orla is committed to assisting in the safe delivery of care to all newborns in the country.
Eileen Burke - eHealth Senior Project Manager - EileenT.Burke@hse.ie
Orla Fox - eHealth Senior Project Manager - Orla.email@example.com
Orla is working with eHealth and Disruptive Technologies as a Senior Project Manager assigned to the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Management System (MN-CMS) programme, delivering the electronic health record.
Working alongside the programme manager, colleagues in the eHealth, and the National Back Office for MN-CMS, Orla project manages various elements of the overall programme working closely with the local sites to ensure the electronic health record is rolled out as per specifications, in time, and on budget.
Orla has been working with the eHealth for nearly 20 years. Starting with security management on the SAP financial system, Orla moved into IT support and from there to IT Manager in the North East covering both the hospitals and the community before progressing to her current roll as Senior Project Manager.
Orla delights in working amongst wonderfully committed teams, across diverse sectors of the HSE, all with one ultimate goal, that of the health and wellbeing of the patients.
With 4 of 19 hospitals live with MN-CMS, Orla looks forward to the roll out of this electronic health record to the remaining 15 hospitals across the country.
Aileen Pekoz - Lead Application Specialist, National Back Office - Aileen.Pekoz@hse.ie
Aileen joined the MN-CMS team as the Lead Application Specialist in the National Back Office.
She is responsible for System Administration, supporting the Local Back Offices in the maternity and gynaecology sites and working with all the MN-CMS team to facilitate optimal performance and functionality of the system.
Aileen has been working with I.T. systems in Irish hospitals for over 20 years. After qualifying as a General Nurse, Aileen moved into hospital I.T. gaining experience in helpdesk solutions, PAS systems and clinical databases. Aileen then worked as a Data Manager for several years where she worked with Multidisciplinary Cancer Teams to implement and manage cancer registries in the South region.
She is looking forward to continuing to support the current sites using the system and to supporting future sites when the system is expanded to the remaining hospitals throughout the country.
Tom Twomey - Clinical Engineering Workstream Lead - Tom.Twomey@hse.ie
Tom has recently taken up the role of Clinical Engineering Workstream Lead with the MN-CMS Team. He will have a key role in Clinical Engineering and BMDI related issues and also in supporting other Workstreams.
Tom has over 15 years’ experience working in Clinical Engineering in the HSE, including assisting with the rollout and development of The Kidney Disease Clinical Patient Management System (KDCPMS) in CUH.
Prior to working in the HSE Tom worked in the private sector for Motorola as an Integrated Circuit Design Engineer.
Tom is looking forward to supporting the continued development of the MN-CMS program and the delivery of the system to future sites.”
Gavin Horan - Senior Clinical Informatics Pharmacist - Gavin.Horan1@hse.ie
Gavin has joined the MN-CMS Project team as a Senior Clinical Informatics Pharmacist.
He has been a pharmacist for almost 20 years with a mix of Community and Hospital experience. He has worked as a community pharmacist in Ireland and New Zealand.
Gavin held a supervisory role for seven years, where he became interested in computer science and its application to the furtherance of patient safety and so gained a Higher Diploma in Computer Science, followed by a Certificate in eHealth, NFQ Level 8 (SPA).
Gavin has a clinical pharmacist workload in the Rotunda Hospital which helps to maintain clinical skills and to ensure that MN-CMS reflects the requirements for best practice in maternal and new-born care.
Gavin will assist in the delivery of training and education to medical, nursing and pharmacy staff and will also work on the rollout of medication related development of MN-CMS system functionality, and clinical decision support. He has an interest in audit and reporting, and how best to find new sources of data from within MN-CMS, and deploying these to inform new safety initiatives.
In this role Gavin will administer, maintain, and further develop the MN-CMS system to optimise the use of the system for both users and stakeholders at the current sites and to ensure a smooth transition for future sites.
Ellen Lennon - Senior Medical Scientist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen is a Senior Medical Scientist with over 20 years’ experience and has joined the MN-CMS to support the function of the MN-CMS National Back Office and National Project Team to facilitate optimal support to the system, its users and stakeholders.
She has worked in the National Virus Reference Laboratory and the Rotunda. Ellen’s 18 years in the Rotunda Microbiology Department gave her valuable insight into Maternity and Gynaecology services from a laboratory perspective, and she became involved in Lab Order Comms for the department in 2018 after The Rotunda went live with MN-CMS in late 2017.
Having experienced both the pandemic and cyber attack Ellen saw how valuable and vital the EHR is for patient care and all users and looks forward to the continued implementation of MN-CMS.
Susan Kelly - Training Lead - Susang.email@example.com
Susan was seconded to MN-CMS in November 2021 as Training Lead. Susan is a registered Senior Medical Scientist but has spent the last 7 years with the National MedLIS project where her responsibilities included training, testing, quality and data protection. The latter years were dedicated to her role as training and data protection lead where she was responsible for developing and delivering a training program for end users of the MedLIS system.
Her role within the MN-CMS project is to manage and optimise the MN-CMS training tools that are available to users of the system. Susan is also responsible for co-ordinating the MN-CMS Project Team training ensuring access to the most up to date training courses available for maintaining and enhancing their current knowledge.
Having completed post graduate qualifications in Computer Science, Health Informatics, Leadership and
Quality and Digital Transformation, Susan is dedicated to the use of IT and Informatics in Healthcare to improve patient outcomes. She believes electronic healthcare records not only improve patient care but also provide for instrumental information in regards to population health and preventative vs reactive healthcare.
Sean Kilkenny - MN-CMS National Team Technical Lead - Sean.Kilkenny@hse.ie
Sean joined the National Project Team in January 2022 as the MN-CMS Technical Resource. He has been working with the HSE for nearly 20 years, starting in IT Support for a number of years. Sean moved into the role of IT Operations Manager for the NE before progressing into the role of Project Manager with PMO. He is looking forward to supporting the continued development of the MN-CMS program and the delivery of the system to future sites.
Damien Greenwood - Senior Project Manager /Contract Manager - Damien.firstname.lastname@example.org