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Category: Midwifery

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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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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What midwives do…

14 February, 2012 (21:59) | Midwifery, workload | By: Helga Perry

The latest Internet meme craze has inspired me to create the following (apologies to those websites from which I borrowed the images)  

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Solent Supplies Team sets up digital pen framework | Guardian Government Computing | Guardian Professional

31 August, 2011 (12:57) | hand held records, Initiatives, Midwifery, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

An NHS procurement organisation has tendered for the first framework contract for the suppy of digital pen technology, making it available to the wider public sector. Solent Supplies Team (SST), which provides a procurement service for a group of NHS trusts on the south coast, has said it wants [to] provide a “total digital pen […]

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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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