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Why EMR is a dirty word to most physicians

19 February, 2012 (10:32) | Computers are Magic, EPR, hand held records, Interoperability, Paper Records, workload | By: Helga Perry

Take a look at – and contribute to – this excellent discussion on KevinMD, started by Adam Sharp’s article: Why EMR is a dirty word to most physicians.

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Arguments for a Universal Health Record

24 January, 2012 (15:29) | Computers are Magic, Data management, EPR, Interoperability, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

Blogger Margalit Gur Arie puts the case for more computer Universal EHR magic, raising some interesting points. It’s well worth clicking the link and reading the full article.   Medical Records Assumption: At any given moment in time there can be only one correct version of a complete medical record for any one person Fact: […]

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Why Personal Health Records Have Flopped

16 January, 2012 (00:57) | EPR, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

According to Paul Cerrato: most Americans care more about their cars than their health. They know more about automotive specs than they do about physiological specs. Similarly, most people want to see a doctor only when something breaks down, and then they expect a pill or procedure to make things right, just as they expect […]

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NHS patients will be able to view medical records online – Telegraph

23 December, 2011 (18:21) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives | By: Helga Perry

As part of the plans, people would be able to download their medical history as well as viewing details of prescriptions and appointments — all free of charge.The proposals would mean that patients could see the results of tests, and discharge notes sent from hospital. In addition, it is suggested that patients should be able […]

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NHS computer fiasco still costing billions | The Times

7 December, 2011 (23:33) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

The nightmare continues….. Taxpayers will foot the bill for a further £2 billion on a failed NHS IT project even though the Government has already pulled the plug on it. The American technology company Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has boasted to Wall Street that it expects an extension of its contract to provide electronic patient […]

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Animal test firms given your NHS data – Telegraph

4 December, 2011 (10:16) | Computers are Magic, EPR, IT fallacies, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

One senior executive at a leading drugs company well-known for using animal testing said: “You can look at the NHS as one massive database with 60 million people in it.” via Animal test firms given your NHS data – Telegraph. I have posted the following comment on the Telegraph article webpage: Yet another example of […]

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NHS IT requires the wisdom of the crowd not the marketplace — Bewley et al. 343 — bmj.com

12 October, 2011 (23:49) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, IT fallacies, National Programmes | By: Helga Perry

NHS IT requires the wisdom of the crowd not the marketplace Susan Bewley, obstetrician(1),  Helga Perry, electronic systems and resources librarian(2), Rupert Fawdry, honorary consultant obstetrician IT research(2), Grant Cumming, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist(3) Author Affiliations (1) King’s Health Partners, London SE1 7EH, UK (2) University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK (3) […]

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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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Replies to There IT goes again

1 October, 2011 (20:59) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

This is our response to Information Technology: There IT goes again Michael Cross BMJ 2011;343:doi:10.1136/bmj.d5317 (Published 2 September 2011) published as a Rapid Response in the BMJ: http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d5317.full/reply#bmj_el_270562 NHS IT requires the wisdom of the crowd not the marketplace Susan Bewley, Obstetrician, Helga Perry, Rupert Fawdry, Grant Cumming. Kings Health Partners, SE1 7EH In his recent upbeat […]

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Disastrous £11.4bn NHS IT programme to be abandoned – Telegraph

22 September, 2011 (07:03) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

Ministers will today say the ill-fated £11.4 billion National Programme for IT, set up in 2002, is to be “urgently dismantled” following criticism that it is not value for taxpayers’ money.After an official review, the “one size fits all” project will be replaced by cheaper regional schemes allowing local health trusts and GPs to develop […]

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