First site at New South Wales Health now live with MetaVision — the first step in one of the largest enterprise-wide ICU clinical information system implementations in the world

The electronic Record for Intensive Care (eRIC) will be implemented in up to 43 adult, paediatric and neonatal ICUs across NSW

Sydney, Australia – 15 November 2016 – iMDsoft, a leader in clinical information systems, is proud to announce that intensive care patients in New South Wales (NSW) will now benefit from MetaVision®, designed to revolutionise the quality of care they receive in a hospital’s most complex environment. In mid-October eHealth NSW’s eRIC (electronic Record for Intensive Care) Program implemented the MetaVision clinical information system in the ICU at the pilot site - Port Macquarie Base Hospital (PMBH).

“From day one, eRIC will provide significant benefits to patient care and clinical workflow including electronic documentation, medication management and integration with bedside devices. Our staff have embraced this unique new system, which has been designed for clinicians by clinicians and will support them in caring for critically ill patients,” said Jane Evans, PMBH General Manager.

Based on the latest version of MetaVision, eRIC is a system that integrates clinical data every minute from bedside monitors, ventilators and other specialised equipment in one configuration for adult, paediatric and neonatal ICUs using evidence-based clinical practice.

eRIC will be installed in up to 43 of the state’s ICUs, highly complex environments that are the most data-intensive part of any hospital. The system provides the minute-by-minute patient monitoring and analysis necessary to safely manage the critically ill. Clinicians have access to a comprehensive array of digital information and medications management at the bedside and improved information sharing across the continuum of care.

St George Hospital in Sydney is the second site scheduled to go live with MetaVision in mid-2017, to be followed by Blacktown Hospital later in the year. Planning is underway to identify further sites for deployment in 2017.

Dr. Zoran Bolevich, Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer of eHealth NSW, acknowledged the many ICU clinicians across NSW Health who contributed to the design, development, testing and implementation of eRIC. “This includes ICU clinicians and staff at PMBH who have continued to deliver the highest quality of care for their critically ill patients – all the while undertaking planning, testing, training and a range of other activities over the past six months,” Dr. Bolevich said.

“We are incredibly excited to have reached this impressive milestone with NSW, which is the culmination of years of collaborative effort," said Lars-Oluf Nielsen, CEO of iMDsoft. “It is a real achievement to get eRIC up and running, given the scope and complexity of this project. We look forward to continuing our partnership with eHealth NSW and to bringing the benefits of MetaVision to patients across the state.”

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