Introducing: National Clinical Surveillance IT System for Infection and Prevention Control (IPC)

AMRIC, HSE Acute and Community services and eHealth are working together to introduce a National Clinical Surveillance IT System for Infection and Prevention Control (IPC). The introduction of this software will help support surveillance and management of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) and will deliver significant benefits to the patients, service users and staff.

IPC teams will now have access to a “one stop shop” for all their IPC information in relation to their patients or service users.  Having everything in the one system means that the IPC teams have fast access to all the information they need to deliver care that is appropriate and timely which reduces the number of HCAIs.  The system assists staff in the timely management of outbreaks. It significantly reduces the administrative burden on these teams and has additional features such as clinical audit.

The system has comprehensive reporting capabilities which can be configured to support local needs, it delivers enhanced workforce productivity due to greater efficiencies in obtaining patient information, record keeping, and administration.

There are a number of hospitals which already have clinical surveillance systems in place for Infection Control, these include Tallaght University Hospital, and all hospitals in  UL Hospitals Group. Saolta Hospital Group are currently implementing a system across their services.

A national eHealth project team and Informatics Nursing posts (CNM2) have been appointed to support implementation and support of this system.  These Informatics Nurses have developed a community of practice and meet monthly to share learning from previous implementations and plan for the future.

This project is now moving to implementation and is focusing on the South of Ireland. Kerry University Hospital are the first site planning to implement the system in this first phase and the Local Implementation Group (LIG) has been established to deliver this.  This team will work closely with the national eHealth and AMRIC team in collaboration with the preferred vendor.

The system selected following a national procurement is Baxter-ICNET.  As part of the project the Baxter-ICNET team is delivering some workshops in May 2024.

They invite you to participate in the ICNET Ireland Workshop (see attached), designed to provide new users with the opportunity to come together, ask questions and find out about the Implementation of the ICNET Clinical Surveillance Software system in Ireland.

There will be presentations from customers using ICNET highlighting the benefits from electronic surveillance providing system-wide visibility into clinical data that supports infection prevention professionals within the healthcare settings.

The day will be led by James Thomas ICNET UK & Ireland Commercial Business Manager.

Date:              29th May 2024 and 30th of May 2024

Time:             09.00am – 09.30am  Registration and Networking

09.30am – 3.00pm  Workshop (subject to change – agenda to follow)

Venues:        The Kingsley, Victoria Cross, Cork (29th of May) and Crowne Plaza Dublin | Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, D15T1FD (30th of May)

This event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided. Due to capacity of the events, early booking is advised.

To secure a place email: and state your preferred venue (Cork or Dublin).