Maternity Information Systems (MIS) - eMaternity

eMaternity is now in use across 12 Local Heath Districts (LHD) and in 61 Maternity facilities across NSW. eMaternity is the eMR record for all patient encounters from a woman’s first visit in her pregnancy, to birth and through to postnatal care by midwifery in the home services.

eMaternity is used by all care providers and the system communicates electronically with eMR and generates summary reports throughout the pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

For any inpatient admissions, the details are recorded in eMaternity and at the end of the episodes a Discharge Summary is provided.

eMaternity has a wide range of new features, including:

  • a refined antenatal visits process that can capture all care providers input into the one record
  • the Antenatal Handheld All Encounter Record that captures all encounters across the continuum. This is the woman’s record which can be saved to a portable share drive instead of her having a paper copy to carry around. This assists with non-maternity visits the woman may have to her GP or an emergency department
  • The Antenatal Short Stay Assessment (ASSA)
  • The SafeStart screening toolHCphoto2
  • The Indigenous Edinburgh screening tool
  • The ability to record information in a Complex Care Meeting
  • Consultation for MFM and FGM/C
  • Antenatal and postnatal Telephone Consultation
  • Breast feeding Consultation antenatal and postnatal
  • VTE antenatal assessment

Enhancements include:

  • the Get Healthy in pregnancy program
  • the AUDIT C alcohol screen tool
  • New reporting screens such as BFHI and the Modified Robson Report
  • A risk banner that highlights current considerations / risk factors for the woman
  • Console reports and displays to assist the clinician with education
  • Antenatal inpatient documentation and reporting via a discharge summary

eMaternity has the ability to record Observations using Between the Flag criteria. It has improved rules engine for ensuring data accuracy. There is also a LHD / Cluster view of the woman’s record as she moves across the area for additional or extra care e.g. a MFM consultation at the local level 6 facility.

Finally, eMaternity has the ability to store images, videos, charts and photographs with a woman’s pregnancy record. It provides enhanced reports for CHOC.

There are more security levels that are appropriate for individual roles e.g. administration ward clerk or external user. It also has an updated NICUS interface tool.

Upgrades to eMaternity will be bi annual with the first upgrade scheduled for the second half of 2017.