Improving Patient Safety and Care Quality: A Case Study on the New Upgrade of ICUCAS – DMF Systems

31 January 2023

The case study on Improving Patient Safety and Care Quality: A Case Study on the New Upgrade of ICUCAS will highlight the significant improvements in patient safety and care quality that have been achieved through the implementation of the upgraded Intensive Care Unit Clinical Alarm System (ICUCAS). You will learn more about the various features of the new system, how they have helped to reduce alarm fatigue and improve patient outcomes, and the positive impact it has had on healthcare delivery. Additionally, the case study will showcase how the upgrade has helped to streamline workflows and increase efficiency, resulting in improved patient satisfaction.

Since 2013, the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) have partnered with DMF Systems to deliver its Intensive Care Unit Clinical Audit System (ICUCAS) across the public hospitals in Ireland.

DMF Systems delivers the ICU Clinical Audit System (ICUCAS) to enable Hospitals to collect, validate and securely transfer data to the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) in the UK. ICNARC validate the data and return benchmarked reports to the Units and NOCA. These reports, on ICU activity and quality of care, are
internationally benchmarked with units of a similar size and Casemix, e.g., Neurological ICU and Cardiothoracic Units.

The Irish National ICU Audit gathers two types of data from participating units throughout Ireland. The ICNARC dataset and the NOCA dataset. Both the ICNARC and
NOCA dataset are supported by local databases in each hospital. These databases will be consolidated into a single ICU National Database as part of the objectives of National ICU Audit within 2023.

Read the full case study here.

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DMF Systems delivers trusted software solutions to healthcare providers. Since 1998, DMF Systems has helped hospitals and laboratories to improve their efficiency, service and performance through innovative digital healthcare applications. Experts in the area of integration, DMF Systems deliver world-class software solutions including Laboratory Communication Solutions (MediBRIDGE), Clinical Information Systems (e.g. GeneCIS Clinical Portal, eDischarge, ICU Clinical Audit, ICU National Bed Information System and GeneCIS Unify) and Hospital Administration Systems.

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