National Cancer Information Services (NCIS)
The photograph above from Left to right: Cormac Jennings (Haematology SPr), Tina Robinson (Oncology CNS & NCIS nurse lead), Donal Mullins (NCIS Project Manager), Sarah Kennedy, Meadhbh Lysaght (NCIS Application Lead), Danielle Neale (Chief II Pharmacist Oncology Haematology), Caoimhe O’Leary (NCIS Snr Pharmacist), Shane Quinlan (NCIS Pharmacist), Aine Corcoran (CNM3 Oncology Haematology), Carmel O’ Meara (Pharmacy Technician), Trish Scully (Pharmacy Technician).
The National Cancer Information System (NCIS) rollout is gathering pace. First implemented in May 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar, it has now extended to seven of the twenty six hospitals delivering systemic anti-cancer therapy, SACT. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic and the cyber-attack Beaumont Hospital, St James’ Hospital, Tullamore Hospital, and University Hospital Kerry have commenced use since December 2021.
The dedicated NCIS project teams in these hospitals, in addition to the National Cancer Control Programme and eHealth Team work to ensure that each site installation is a success. In the world of eHealth projects, a successful go-live certainly ranks high in the good news department. Most recently the University Hospital Kerry go-live of NCIS took place on April 1st and in Tullamore Hospital on May 25th. Each one of the hospitals nursing, clinical, administration, pharmacy, and management team members are applauded for their hard work and commitment to improving patient care and safety with the introduction of NCIS.
NCIS will enhance the prescribing, preparation and administration processes for Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy, SACT. The shared NCIS record for oncology patients is a major milestone and will support the care of patients across the care pathway. We look forward to working with and onboarding the remaining hospitals.
Above is a photograph from the April go-live in University Hospital Kerry.
L to R: Pat O’Dowd, Caroline Meade, Maura O’Connor, Sarah Thompson, Mary Fitzgerald, Donal Mullins,
Caoimhe O’Leary & Alan Kearney