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by Oracle Cerner UK
Published on 5 October 2018

Maternity care in Ireland has undergone a sea change in recent years, moving from countless versions of paper notes to a single electronic health record for every mother and baby.

The Maternal and Newborn Clinical Management System (MN-CMS) has transformed clinicians’ workflows by introducing immediacy, clarity and standardisation nationwide, resulting in better data for enhanced reporting, and an improved experience for the people who rely on it. Such has been its impact, it was honoured at the Tech Excellence Awards in 2018.

At the 2018 European Collaboration Forum, we were joined by Orla Sheehan, who is a NICU nurse and system administrator for MN-CMS at Cork University Maternity Hospital. She spoke to Cerner’s David Clancy about the benefits and future of the system, and you can listen to their conversation below.


Ep. 1: Ireland-wide maternity transformation


“We had very good clinical input into our design phases, so there were clinicians at every stage of this who gained national agreement on a number of issues so that we could build all of these into MN-CMS.”
- Orla Sheehan, NICU nurse and system administrator for MN-CMS, Cork University Maternity Hospital