Top health officials visit UHK ahead of roll out of digital records system

Top health officials are visiting University Hospital Kerry today ahead of the roll out of a new healthcare initiative.

Ireland is set to be the first country in the world to have a single electronic health record system for maternity hospitals, and the HSE is now ensuring all digital gaps are remedied ahead of the implementation.

Ahead of the rollout of the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Management System, the HSE’s Chief Information Officer and members of the National Project Team are visiting University Hospital Kerry today.

This new electronic health record system will result in all involved in the care of mothers and babies in Irish maternity units having instant access to clinical records.

Technical issues have been identified in all hospitals, including wi-fi access and the provision of equipment, which will be remedied ahead of the implementation of the digital records system.

The HSE has launched a 24-hour Digital Challenge, promising to fix one digital problem in each hospital within 24 hours of a site visit.

The national rollout of the digital records system follows a successful trial in Cork University Hospital.

University Hospital Kerry and the Rotunda and National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, are currently being rolled out and will be live soon this year.