MetaVision chosen for state-wide rollout in NSW ICUs

iMDsoft's MetaVision clinical information system for ICUs has been chosen by NSW Health to be installed in all of the state's public intensive care units, replacing paper records.

MetaVision, which is used in both of the ACT's public hospitals and is being implemented in many Queensland public hospitals, will be installed in all of NSW's adult, paediatric and neonatal ICUs. It is already used in the Sydney Adventist Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital.

In Brisbane, it is currently being installed at the Royal Brisbane and Women's, Princess Alexandra and Royal Children's hospitals, joining six other hospitals throughout the state.

NSW Health issued a tender for a statewide ICU system in 2011, which iMDsoft submitted in February 2012. NSW Health then took a year to fully evaluate each application.

Brent Richards, chairman of the Queensland Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network and director of intensive care at the new Gold Coast University Hospital, said his network had provided advice and support to its NSW colleagues and would provide NSW with access to Queensland's rollout process.

MetaVision is able to interoperate with a vast range of medical devices, and interfaces with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) reporting requirements for automatic data submission.

It can also integrate with major patient administration and clinical information systems or it can be used as a standalone system. In Queensland, it is not yet being integrated with Cerner, which is being rolled out in a number of hospitals.

MetaVision creates an electronic medical record for ICUs, offering minute-by-minute patient information collection and display. It also has specific medication management and advanced decision support tools specific to intensive care requirements.

David Sides, CEO of iMDsoft, said the company was honoured to have been chosen by NSW Health to lead the automation of the critical care environment statewide.

“Our extensive experience with multi-site deployments, including the Queensland Health network, makes us an ideal fit for a project of this scope and complexity,” Mr Sides said.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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