eMaternity, Matrix, ObstetrixTAS, Matis
Meridian has been involved in developing world class obstetric and maternity care systems for hospitals since 1992. Our software has been used to record over 1,000,000 births over this period. There are over 8,000 registered users in NSW of which about 1,200 are concurrent users at any point in time.
eMaternity and all the other versions of it enable the recording and decision support of the woman’s journey from first presentation at a hospital through to community based care. The system is designed to be fully interoperable via HL7 and FHIR messaging with the patient administration system and other core systems as required, eg pathology. It is also integrated dynamically with the eMR in NSW.
A major differentiator of Meridian’s products is that the customer can tailor data, reporting, and data collection rules. These requirements are recorded as [meta] data in a database and referred to as the maternity care ‘Model’. This means that clinicians and other system users can ensure their specific needs are met. It also means that as best practice changes or research needs arise the ‘model’ can be changed to keep the system up to date. All these changes are managed with version control to ensure all data elements, covering comprehensive maternity/perinatal care, are presented in the context at the time the data was collected. This means information about the pregnancy and baby is future proofed.
Since 2000 Meridian has focussed solely on the development and support of health systems for the hospital sector and health administrations such as Justice Health.
Meridian’s success is based on its knowledge and experience in the health IT sector and on the use of its Intelligent Data Management Engine (IDME). IDME is an industry strength health systems development tool.
The Intelligent Data Management Engine
The IDME is a new approach to developing clinical systems pioneered by Meridian Health Informatics and has proven to be remarkably successful in rapidly creating healthcare solutions. This technology distinguishes itself from traditional approaches to building computer systems by enabling clinical users to develop their applications rather than IT professionals.
IDME based solutions
In addition to the perinatal/maternity care solutions the Intelligent Data Management Engine (IDME) has been used to develop other health systems including:
Conventional Health Systems
The most recent system built using conventional systems building tools is the Transfer of Care Reporting system which records the time it take for an ambulance patient to be transferred to emergency department staff care. This system is used in NSW across 180 emergency departments. This system matches ambulance despatch data with emergency department patient registrations.