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Programme News: Renal

Temple Street University Children’s Hospital has become the latest site of deployment for Kidney Disease Clinical Patient Management System and has become the 15th site in the implementation of national Renal System EmedRenal in our acute hospitals. This is a breaking new ground for the implementation of the system as this will be the first deployment for our paediatric patients with kidney dysfunction. The roll out has enabled our colleagues in Temple Street to capture all aspects of kidney care they deliver, from first presentation right through to transition to the adult services, enabling that all clinical information related to their kidney care is documented on EmedRenal. OPD appointments for Chronic Kidney Disease and Transplant patients are all managed within the new system supported by interfaces with Patient Administration System and real time laboratory results are now available at the touch of a button. A new development was incorporated in this deployment with the creation of the functionality to transmit the patients diagnosis out of EmedRenal into the Hospital’s Patient Portal.

The seamless transition from paper based processes to digitised records could not have happened without the patience and perseverance of local implementation team that included members from Nursing, Research and IT teams. With special mention to project leads Mairead Kinlough and Tara Raftery who showed great resilience and leadership throughout the implementation. Go-live was the culmination of many months of hard work and it is great to be able to share this announcement with you.

National Kidney Disease Clinical patient Management System (KDCPMS)

The Kidney Disease Clinical Patient Management System (KDCPMS) has been deployed in all Hospital Groups. It allows monitoring of activity metrics, outcomes and for a National Renal Registry, with a National Renal Health Information Specialist, under the Governance of the Renal Health Intelligence Programme Board. 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 utilization.

International World Kidney Day will take place on March 14th 2019 – Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere

World Kidney Day 2019

Early detection and treatment save lives

400,000 people approximately are at risk of kidney disease in Ireland. In 2018 there were approximately 292,000 haemodialysis treatments performed nationally in 24 Haemodialysis units with over 250 people on Home Therapy treatments also.

 167 people successfully received a kidney transplant in 2018.

 A variety of information is available to everyone, patients, citizens and health professionals at: http://www.worldkidneyday.org/

Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division