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On November 29, 2018

The largest independent hospital group in Ireland, Bon Secours Health System, is partnering with IMS MAXIMS to consolidate its order communications systems (OCS) and rollout MAXIMS OCS across its sites in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Tralee.

A first for Ireland, the national deployment across 5 sites will standardise and modernise the way the hospitals order and view diagnostics tests and treatment services.

MAXIMS OCS will provide a set of simplified and unified digital workflows that replaces the reliance on paper and several order comms systems, to improve patient safety and productivity. Staff from any of the hospitals will be able to order and view results instantly, on or off-site, and avoid the delays and errors experienced with the current ways of working.

MAXIMS OCS will be deployed across all hospitals in the group, with links to pathology, radiology, endoscopy, oncology and cardiology departments, and outreach services such as physiotherapy and cardiac rehabilitation. Integrating with the hospitals’ laboratory and radiology solutions, it will offer staff a single point of access to the patient’s medical record.

The roll-out forms part of Bon Secours’s 2020 strategy, which aims to build an integrated healthcare system to deliver advanced medicine and exceptional care through the delivery of 20 key strategic initiatives.

Commenting on the good news, Lynn Guthrie, Director of Strategy, Performance and Information, said:

“This is a game changer for us – an OCS rollout of this magnitude has never been done in our organisation before, or in Ireland. It’s going to dramatically improve the care we offer our patients, as our staff have faster access to more accurate information from any of our 5 sites.

“Given the project’s complexity, we needed a partner that had the depth and breadth of experience to advise and support us along the way. The technical and clinical knowledge that has been demonstrated by IMS MAXIMS gives us great confidence in its achievability in our desired timeframe.”

Shane Tickell, CEO, IMS MAXIMS, added:

“Bon Secours has a fantastic reputation in Ireland for its health services, so we’re thrilled to be working with them on such an important part of their digital strategy and continuous improvement programme.

“They have joined the MAXIMS user community at a particularly exciting time as we make advancements to our product set, which offers greater mobility and more personalised care, but for now, our focus with Bon Secours is very much on the forthcoming go-lives!”

About Bon Secours Health System

As Ireland’s largest independent hospital group, Bon Secours Health System is renowned for the quality of its service provision coupled with a rich tradition in healthcare. Bon Secours Health System is a not for profit organisation with its mission centred on providing compassionate, world class medical treatment to all those it serves. With 3,000 staff, 450 leading consultants, Bon Secours treats in excess of 280,000 patients annually in its 5 modern acute hospitals in Cork Galway, Limerick, Tralee and Dublin as well as a Care Village in Cork.

Bon Secours Health System is internationally accredited by the Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Hospital (JCI), the leading organisation in the international accreditation of hospitals for quality and patient safety.

About IMS MAXIMS

IMS MAXIMS is an award winning clinical technology specialist committed to improving the coordination of patient care in healthcare environments. Its expert team works in partnership with healthcare organisations to identify and deliver tailored, sustainable information sharing technology solutions supporting the provision of safer and more efficient care for current and future generations.

The organisation’s 32-year history of collaborating with healthcare professionals has resulted in the development of proven, flexible, user-friendly, safe and interoperable electronic patient record software. The company’s approach to digital transformation also delivers better clinical engagement and empowerment across hospital wards and departments. Deployment times are fast, meaning clinicians and patients can benefit from efficiency and safety improvements in rapid time. And with an ambition to meet today’s healthcare challenges, IMS MAXIMS offers flexible options to support healthcare providers with on-going implementation and maintenance.

  • By Natalie Chishick   
  • Bon Secours, eHealth, Hospital group, Ireland, MAXIMS OCS, Order communications

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