eRIC Program Benefits

For patients

  • With a focus on clinical safety and evidence based practice; eRIC is expected to contribute to a reduction in mortality rates across the state.

For clinicians

  • Purpose-built by NSW clinicians, for NSW clinicians, eRIC is a holistic system that supports clinicians in caring for critically ill patients by reducing the risk of clinical error.

For the hospitals of NSW

  • Improved efficiencies in patient flows and work practices with the ability to benchmark across the state.

10 Benefits

Many benefits are expected from the state-wide eRIC Program. International evidence and local expertise identified a number of potential benefits, which were further prioritised and distilled.

In June 2016, eRIC Benefits workshops involving key stakeholders validated and confirmed 10 Benefits for the eRIC Program.

  • Improved standardised mortality ratio
  • Reduced length of stay
  • Improved data quality
  • Reduced time spent on unnecessary administration
  • Improved satisfaction with clinical ward round
  • Reduced medication errors
  • Reduced bed days associated with adverse drug events
  • Reduced adverse events - medication error
  • Reduced adverse events - communication error
  • Improved venous thromboembolism prophylaxis compliance