Media Release 30 October 2023
The ground-breaking Adeney Private Hospital, a doctor-led venture with Medibank Private in Kew, Victoria, due to be completed in mid-2024, has announced it will be the first hospital in the Asia-Pacific region to implement the full suite of MEG Quality Management Systems for patient care.
The MEG system allows nursing and administrative staff to access apps and records at the point of care on devices so they can log incidents, complete audits and check policies at the time and place they need to without losing time or focus. For example, incidents can be logged as soon as they happen whereas with manual systems clinical staff will need to remember to write up incidents at the end of the day and forget or misremember some key details resulting in lost opportunities for system or process improvements. The system will also integrate with fellow Irish provider Oneview Healthcare’s system allowing patients to provide feedback from their beds.
“The MEG system will mean the hospital is fully and always compliant from the very beginning,” explains Adeney Private Hospital CEO Louise O’Connor. “With live access in their pockets, clinical staff can complete all of their forms on the go and we can be confident all paperwork is complete and up to date . This means audits will not be as onerous as they can be in traditional hospitals which can take up to 6 months to complete and up to $1m in staff time.
In addition, the mobile solution will help us provide the patient centred high quality care that is core to our vision as clinicians will have more time to spend bed-side with patients”.
The MEG system was chosen for its cloud-based solution. “As a brand-new greenfield site, we have the amazing opportunity to do this differently and build in innovation from the ground up, “says Paul Gladwell, ICT Project Director, Adeney Private Hospital. “We don’t want a big data centre footprint so the mobile-friendly and fully-cloud solution from MEG answers all our needs. In addition the MEG solutions covers a number of different requirements for us so it also reduces the number of systems we need to manage”.
MEG’s ecosystem will integrate with the Hospital’s Patient Administration System to ensure minimum replication or duplication of data entry.
Kerrill Thornhill, MEG Founder and CEO adds “"We are thrilled to partner with Adeney Private, a forward-thinking organisation that recognises the transformative power of modern cloud solutions. Their strong digital focus aligns seamlessly with our commitment to providing user-friendly and mobile-optimised solutions, ensuring that healthcare professionals have the tools they need at their fingertips.
“Thanks to Enterprise Ireland, we connected with Adeney Private Hospital, distinguishing itself as the first in Australia to adopt all modules available in MEG's Quality & Patient Safety suite - including audit, incident, risk, document management, action planning, training, and patient experience. This partnership highlights our commitment to the Australian healthcare sector and the versatility of our platform, tailored to streamline Adeney's operations and reduce the number of separate systems they require.
In a market where many still rely on outdated systems, this collaboration positions MEG at the forefront of healthcare innovation in Australia. Our solutions, built in line with Australian health standards, signal a new era in the quality management of healthcare delivery."
Judith Harrington, Senior Market Advisor – Digital Technologies & Services for Enterprise Ireland who is supporting MEG‘s entry into the Australian market comments: “We are delighted that such a state-of-the-art hospital is using two Irish partners MEG and Oneview to provide the best in support for patients and staff. We are very proud of the innovations Irish companies are making in digital healthcare and look forward to seeing that in action when Adeney opens”.
Medibank Private has plans to replicate the Adeney Private model across the Eastern seaboard. With its cloud-based model, the MEG system will be easy to rollout across new hospitals.
Pictured at the site of the Adeney Private Hospital are from left to right: Mark Cox, MEG; Louise O’Connor, CEO, Adeney; Paul Gladwell, ICT Project Director, Adeney
Pictured left to right: Mark Cox, MEG; Louise O’Connor, CEO, Adeney; Paul Gladwell, ICT Project Director, Adeney; Judith Harrington, Senior Market Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
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MEG is a cloud-based quality management system for healthcare. Its suite of integrated mobile/cloud-based tools enables providers to manage their care quality, patient safety, risk and compliance processes across multiple sites, bringing data into a centralised platform. https://megit.com/
About Adeney Private Hospital:
Adeney Private Hospital is an exciting new way of thinking about health care. A joint venture between a group of doctors and Medibank Private, the hospital is majority owned by the doctors, providing, high quality, affordable healthcare. It will be the first hospital in Australia that aims not to charge insured patients any out of pocket expenses, across all specialities.
It is a short stay hospital, where both the prehab and rehab care are to be delivered outside the hospital, providing continuity for patients when they are discharged. https://adeneyprivate.com.au/