Electronic Record for Intensive Care (eRIC)

What is eRIC ?

eHealth NSW’s Electronic Record for Intensive Care (eRIC) is a state-of-the-art clinical information system which improves the safety and quality of care offered to critically ill patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). eRIC integrates patient data every minute from multiple systems and devices, supporting better clinical decision-making.

How does it support patient care?

ICUs are highly pressurised environments and the most data-intensive part of any hospital. Eliminating the numerous, time-consuming paper forms required to monitor critically ill patients, eRIC is improving patient safety.

Issues that have plagued paper-based systems for years – such as illegible handwriting, patient confidentiality, misplaced notes, limited accessibility of patient information and transcription errors – have been resolved by this electronic system.

Where is eRIC improving patient care?

The Electronic Record for Intensive Care is now live at:

  • Port Macquarie Base Hospital
  • St George Hospital
  • Coffs Harbour Health Campus
  • The Tweed Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Lismore Base Hospital
  • Grafton Base Hospital
  • Blacktown Hospital
  • Sutherland Hospital
  • John Hunter Hospital
  • Wollongong Hospital
  • Maitland Hospital
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
  • Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
  • Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital
  • Wyong Hospital
  • Gosford Hospital

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney remains on track for an August go-live. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and Griffith Base Hospital (in Murrumbidgee LHD) and Goulburn Base Hospital and Bega’s South East Regional Hospital (in Southern NSW LHD) will implement eRIC later in 2019.

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For more information about the eRIC Program, please contact: EHNSW-eRIC@health.nsw.gov.au.

eRIC insights

Read about the eRIC go-lives that have taken place across the state:

Watch how the eRIC system was developed through consultation and collaboration with more than 100 clinicians from across the state.

Hear from hospital directors around NSW on why an electronic system is invaluable in ICUs.

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