Digital health ambitions in East Ireland strengthened by deployment of IMS MAXIMS cutting-edge technology at St Michael’s Hospital

St Michael’s Hospital achieved a significant milestone in East Ireland’s journey towards digitally enabled healthcare last week by going live with an electronic patient management system in its Emergency Department (ED).

The system went live on Thursday (15th June), effectively making the ED paper-lite as the core clinical and administrative processes moved from being paper-based to electronic with no disruption to patient care.

Following the successful go-live, the ED teams can manage the department’s capacity to treat patients much more effectively as staff have real-time oversight of a person’s journey through the department. Live tracking of a patient’s condition using alerts and warnings including life-threatening risk factors, means patients are prioritised on their level of urgency, triage priority and length of stay. Staff are no longer reliant on handwritten notes and a paper based whiteboard.

Olive Vines, Emergency Department Nurse Manager, St Michael’s Hospital said:

“Switching from a completely outdated, inadequate ED patient assessment and care documentation paper system to MAXIMS has been a dramatic change management project for the staff of St Michael’s ED. The transformation however, has been a success because of the true partnership approach between us and IMS MAXIMS – from the outset and throughout we worked as one team”.

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