ICSN electronic Record for Intensive Care (eRIC) Working Group


The eRIC working group provides clinical advice to support the design, build, deployment and evaluation of the eRIC program.

The objectives of the eRIC Working Group are:

  • To provide clinical leadership of the program and sponsor its objectives across the broader the clinical community.
  • Provide clinical leadership to achieve the optimal balance between local and statewide standardisation of configuration and customisation to maximise both local and system-wide benefits.
  • To inform development of program deliverables by contributing knowledge and expertise and reviewing outputs produced by the program team.
  • Provide a mechanism and forums for the eRIC Program Team to consult with the ICU business owners.
  • To provide advice, feedback and recommendations to the eRIC Program, eRIC Program Management Group (PMG) and Intensive Care Services Network (ICSN) Executive on specific matters and topics referred to it for input and consideration.
  • Establishment of Subject Matter Expert Reference Groups as required, responsible for undertaking work under the eRICWG responsibilities.


  • Associate Professor Theresa Jacques, Director Intensive Care Unit, St. George Hospital.
  • Rand Butcher, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Critical Care, Northern NSWLHD .

Meeting Frequency

  • Second monthly and as required.

For further information about eRIC, view the eRIC section on the ACI intranet ( NSW Health staff only).

Current Membership

Graham Reece Director Blacktown ICU
Bill Lancashire Director Port Macquarie ICU
Bruce Dowd Equipment Manager Prince of Wales
Katina Skylas CNC Concord ICU
Kerry Spicer Project Officer MNCLHD 
Mary Lou Morritt CNC PICU, Children’s Hospital Randwick
Michael Davis Director Wollongong ICU
Nick Pigott Director Children’s Hospital Westmead PICU
Rae Fernandez CIS Manager Children’s Hospital Westmead PICU 
Richard Totaro Staff Specialist RPAH
Virginia Decker Nurse Educator St George
Amy Barker CNS Children’s Hospital Westmead NICU
Andrew Hooper Staff Specialist John Hunter ICU
Atul Gaur Staff Specialist Gosford IC
Bill O’Regan Deputy Director Liverpool ICU
David Gattas Staff Specialist ICU , Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
David Schell Staff Specialist PICU , Children’s Hospital Westmead
Heather Low Staff Specialist Royal North Shore ICU
Hergen Buscher Staff Specialist St Vincent’s ICU
ICU Kelly Cridland A/Manager ICNSW
Lynn Choo Senior ICU Pharmacist John Hunter Hospital
Robert Guaran Director Perinatal Services Network
Emilie Ouzen Implementation Manager iMDsoft

Current activities

  • Provision of clinical oversight for the deployment of eRIC
  • Ongoing clinical advice for build and configuration items
  • Development of Data Governance for eRIC
  • Review of benefits for eRIC program
  • Medication safety for ICU patients.