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Category: maternity care

Paper v Electronic in maternity shared care

28 March, 2014 (11:53) | EPR, hand held records, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

An interesting systematic review has recently been published by a group of Australian authors: HAWLEY, G et al. In a maternity shared-care environment, what do we know about the paper hand-held and electronic health record: a systematic literature review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014; 14: 52   The authors noted “a surprising gap in knowledge surrounding data […]

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Still missing the point

23 January, 2014 (09:56) | Datasets, EPR, Maternents, maternity care, National Programmes, perinatal data, secondary data | By: Helga Perry

So a new maternity data set is due to go live in April. Will it make any real difference? Unlikely if it is still focusing on outputs and secondary uses. It all still smacks of  locking the stable door after the horse has bolted. The jury’s still out on the impact of electronic records on patient outcomes. […]

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Well past the due date

24 January, 2013 (10:00) | Data management, Data quality, Interoperability, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Nightmares!, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, workload | By: Helga Perry

This is the title of a report by Daloni Carlisle in E-Health Insider, examining the problems with hospital maternity systems. Our very own Rupert Fawdry is one of the clinicians interviewed in this report, which highlights the amount of data re-entry overload, inefficiencies, lack of interoperability etc. There is also a school of thought that […]

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John Prankerd

17 September, 2012 (13:19) | Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery | By: Helga Perry

A little historical diversion for our readers: The founder of the EEPD, Rupert Fawdry, comes from a long line of medical practitioners. Among these is Dr. John Prankerd, a  general practitioner and surgeon in the 1840s in Langport,  Somerset. On Thursday 24th May 1844 Dr. Prankerd gave evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on […]

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Seizing the mMomentum: The possibilities of mobile health for prenatal and neonatal outcomes | Healthy Newborn Network

28 December, 2011 (09:53) | Apps, Initiatives, Maternents, maternity care, mHealth, mobile apps, Patient-Centered Care, postnatal care | By: Helga Perry

Worldwide, mHealth pioneers are positioning themselves at the convergence of a technological boom and an unmet demand for maternal, newborn and child health MNCH by harnessing mobile multimedia devices to improve care and communication. Blogger Tigest Tamrat recently attended the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. She has been researching the use of mHealth in African […]

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Data re-entry overload: time for a paradigm shift in maternity IT?

3 October, 2011 (16:04) | Data quality, EPR, hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, maternity care, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, workload | By: Helga Perry

Our latest Review Article, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Click to read the abstract. Data re-entry overload: time for a paradigm shift in maternity IT?.    

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High Quality Women’s Health Care | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

17 July, 2011 (10:19) | Initiatives, Maternents, maternity care, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

Report of an Expert Advisory Group of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), published July 2011. High Quality Women’s Health Care | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  (full PDF available here) This report covers all aspects of maternity care in the UK. A key message of particular interest to us at the […]

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With paperwork « A Midwife’s Muse

25 June, 2011 (15:31) | Casenotes, EPR, hand held records, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

With paperwork « A Midwife’s Muse. The author of the above blog post voices the concerns of so many midwives that they are spending far too much time on “below the line” paperwork and data entry to the detriment of the personal care they are trying to provide for pregnant women. I dread busy clinics, something […]

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Twelve Points for cost-effective, clinician-friendly Maternity IT

18 June, 2011 (21:32) | Data quality, EPR, hand held records, Interoperability, maternity care, Midwifery, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, Standardisation, workload | By: rupertfawdry

Twelve Point Summary Why an open-source internet initiative will eventually be recognised as essential for cost-effective further progress in Maternity IT and other shared hospital / community health care systems. Reliable computer access cannot be guaranteed in shared Hospital / Community Health Care. Despite various experimental schemes, Electronic Patient Records alone have not yet proved […]

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Parents views on maternity and early parenthood report published : Department of Health

20 April, 2011 (22:40) | Maternents, maternity care, parents, Patient-Centered Care, postnatal care | By: Helga Perry

Parents views on maternity and early parenthood report published : Department of Health. A report synthesising three pieces of customer insight work undertaken by the Department of Health into parents’ views on their experiences of maternity and early years’ care has been published. The report draws together three separate qualitative research projects carried out with […]

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