Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (830)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

830. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the development of the electronic health record; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6864/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The procurement process of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the National Children’s Hospital is currently in progress. Following a review of scope and governance of the EHR proposed for CHI, a peer review team, assigned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, recommended proceeding to the procurement phase of the project.

The open tender was published in December 2019. As this is a complex system, a competitive dialogue process is being employed. Phase 1 is now complete and a shortlist of suitably qualified and experienced candidates has been selected. Phase 2 commenced in November 2020 and will complete later this year. The timeframe for completion of the procurement process is aligned with the timeline of the overall CHI programme.