Civica EPR improves patient care at leading Irish hospital

21st September 2023

Leading Irish mental health hospital chooses Civica software to boost patient care

  • Saint John of God Hospital will use Civica patient record platform to deliver safer, streamlined In-patient and Outpatient services
  • Move to Civica Care Records will help deliver the best treatment available and improve patient outcomes
  • Integrated Electronic Prescribing software will bring better visibility for medication management and reviews and reduce errors

St John of God Hospital (SJOGH) is set to implement a new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) with integrated Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) from global software leader Civica.

Saint John of God Hospital, part of The Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group, is an acute psychiatric teaching hospital in Ireland and one of Europe’s leading providers of mental health treatment and care. With 180 in-patient beds, the hospital provides mental health treatment to both adults and adolescents.

The hospital was seeking a new agile system in the cloud, to meet bedside recording needs as well as care planning and progress notes.

The Civica Care Records EPR will support improved reporting across the hospital, with better data capture such as allowing clinicians to pull core diagnoses from the system and plan accordingly to meet patient demands. This will reduce administration and task burden on both clinical and non-clinical staff, streamline operations and give easy and secure access to patient data.

The newly integrated Civica Prescribing EPMA will bring better visibility for medication management and reviews. SJOGH will have one platform, removing paper notes and support clinicians to carry out best practice, and ensure compliancy with the Mental Health Commission regulations.

Geraldine Corr,

Director of Nursing ,

Saint John of God Hospital

The new Civica EPR will be a core implementation and essential to our digital transformation strategy. It will allow us to innovate and develop for the future; both meeting the current needs of our patients while future proofing our organisation and ensuring we are able to continuously invest.

Civica showed a very good understanding of our needs and we are confident the new platform will bring us an agile system to ultimately improve patient care.

Steve Brain,

Executive Director, Health and Care,


Our EPR software is already helping health organisations around the world deliver smarter and safer patient care. We’re delighted to partner with Saint John of God Hospital as it moves to the next stage of delivering an excellent, person-centred and recovery-oriented service with safer, streamlined services for the future.