Irish National Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Audit System
DMF Systems is an established provider of software to the Irish healthcare sector and is the prime contractor with the HSE (Health Service Executive in the Republic of Ireland) for the national ICU audit project. The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA), is working with the HSE to deliver the Irish National ICU Audit to 22 Irish hospitals. The HSE provide the funding while NOCA define the scope of work. NOCA operationally manages the audit in collaboration with the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) in the UK.
Declan Fitzgerald, Founder of DMF Systems, saw InfoFlex as the ideal product for the opportunity that the Irish National ICU Audit presented and chose to partner with them. ICNARC were already benchmarking ICUs in the UK through their Case Mix Programme (CMP) and NOCA wanted to take advantage of this expertise. InfoFlex had the facility to collect and store the Irish National ICU Audit dataset, which includes the ICNARC dataset for Ireland. InfoFlex stores this dataset and contains the clinical diagnostic codes which make up the ICNARC Coding Method (ICM).
“The project has brought huge benefits to those hospitals where it is up and running. We are working to complete implementation to all of the 22 hospitals by the end of 2019. We are also working on the creation of a national database which will allow national reporting on the full Irish National ICU Audit dataset.”
Mary Baggot, NOCA Irish National ICU Audit Manager