"It will make an enormous difference to have information available to anyone dealing with the patient as they need it. We won’t all be looking for the same patient chart."
— Prof Richard Greene, consultant obstetrician, Cork University Maternity Hospital
In an effort to provide more efficient, effective care, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Imperial) implemented near real-time capturing of patient observations/vital signs directly into their electronic patient record, releasing an estimated 5,800+ nursing hours to patient care over a 15-month period.
Ireland's Maternity Services welcomes the first babies born with an electronic health record The HSE and eHealth Ireland are delighted to announce the arrival of Emily, one of Ireland’s first newborns to have their own electronic health record from birth. Weighing 7lb 5oz, Emily, daughter of Ellen Shine and Aidan Cotter from Cork, arrived in Cork University Maternity Hospital on Saturday 3rd December.
Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) today announced that it has appointed Brent Shafer as its CEO and chairman of the board of directors, effective February 1. Previously CEO of Philips North America, Shafer oversaw the largest market of global technology provider Philips. Philips North America’s health technology portfolio includes a broad range of solutions and services covering patient monitoring, imaging, clinical informatics, sleep and respiratory care as well as a group of market-leading consumer-oriented brands.
It’s been 12 years since Cerner opened up in Ireland, and the existing team of 60 in its Dublin office is expecting significant expansion over the years to come as the market for healthcare software and services grows in both Ireland and across Europe.