In 2007 the National Renal Strategic Review Group identified the development of a renal health intelligence system for Ireland as a key requirement. It envisaged that this system will comprise primarily of a National Clinical Patient Management System deployed in each of the locations where the renal services are currently delivered.
The Kidney Disease Clinical Patient Management System (KDCPMS) is an electronic patient record system designed to improve care for all patients who attend a Renal (Kidney) Specialist Team in Ireland. The KDCPMS programme is jointly managed by eHealth & Disruptive Technologies (eHealth) and the National Renal Office.
To provide a Framework for performance monitoring in renal care provision, comparative clinical audit, enhanced delivery and quality of care, strategic planning and effective resource utilisation. The implementation of an electronic patient renal record for patients experiencing kidney disease to ensure safe, joined up care in the Hospital Groups no matter where or when the patient attends for treatment.
To implement a Kidney Disease Clinical Patient Management System (KDCPMS) that will facilitate the clinical management of all patients with kidney disease from first presentation to a renal centre; right through to renal replacement therapy.
To deploy the Kidney Disease Clinical Patient Management System (KDCPMS) in all Hospital Groups. The system will provide a framework for performance monitoring in renal care provision, comparative clinical audit, enhanced delivery and quality of care, strategic planning and effective resource utilisation.
KDCPMS & eHealth
KDCPMS has been a major investment of time, effort and skills from all the Renal units in Ireland and eHealth. It has led to a significantly enhanced capability to provide safe, quality-assured renal care to people in Ireland living with kidney disease. The project acknowledges that eHealth is committed to realising the eHealth Ireland Strategy by ensuring that information and technology support health care efficiently and effectively throughout the whole health service and KDCPMS will be integrated with this national initiative.