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Category: perinatal data

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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For every complex problem there’s always a simple answer….

2 April, 2013 (20:53) | Computers are Magic, Datasets, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, primary data, secondary data | By: rupertfawdry

….which is always wrong!! Karl Le Roux’s recent article reinforces what I have always said: that data collection must never be prioritised above improving individual patient care. Clinical computer systems which put individual care first will always be complex, not just because different disciplines have different needs, but much more because branching questions are essential. As an […]

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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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SWHMR version 6

29 November, 2011 (20:13) | Government policy, hand held records, Maternents, National Programmes, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, Scottish Woman Held Maternity Record | By: Helga Perry

The latest (version 6) release of the Scottish Woman Held Maternity Record (SWHMR) was made available on November 23rd. Read about it and download all the related documents here. The Scottish Government expects that the Combined Pregnancy and Postnatal Record Version 6 should be implemented for new bookers by Monday 2nd April 2012, with other […]

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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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Northern Territory Pregnancy Care Record

20 July, 2011 (11:27) | Datasets, EPR, Initiatives, National Programmes, Northern Territory Pregnancy Care Record, open source, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Our thanks to Heather Leslie (Twitter: @omowizard) for drawing the following Australian initiative to our attention and calling for participation in the review of archetypes.  A number of archetypes are on their first review rounds and some are already in preparation for their second review rounds. Heather writes: Background information is sparse – can be […]

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Perinatal and maternal data collection remains vital – Royal College of Midwives

19 July, 2011 (12:10) | Government policy, National Programmes, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Perinatal and maternal data collection remains vital – Royal College of Midwives. The procurement process for the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Outcome Review was discontinued in March 2011. CMACE used to handle the data collection, but this is currently being handled by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and submissions should be made online via the MPMN website or by […]

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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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Magic and mayhem

24 January, 2011 (16:04) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Interoperability, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, Paper Records, perinatal data, S.IN.B.A.Ds, Standardisation, workload | By: Helga Perry

Just published in “The Green Journal”: Fawdry R, Perry H, Bewley S, Cumming G. Magic and mayhem. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011 Feb; 117(2 part 1): 405-406 In this letter the authors make the case for electronic and paper “hybrids” retaining a valued place in pregnancy care, the classification of electronic data entry by workload and […]

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Maternity Services Secondary Uses Dataset

21 January, 2011 (13:33) | Datasets, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

This link is to the NHS IC Maternity Services Secondary Uses Dataset. See what you think. Datasets | The NHS Information Centre. To sustain and improve the quality and safety of maternity services, good information systems are required to accurately report on the provision and delivery of current services. To support development, benchmarking and auditable […]

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