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The WISDAM of crowds?

15 November, 2012 (09:55) | hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, S.IN.B.A.Ds | By: Helga Perry

We’re about to launch a new wiki initiative, taking into account the fact that the future will not be entirely paperless/paper-light.  We call it WISDAM:  With Individual: Social, Demographic And Medical Most current healthcare and social ICT systems are based on institutions or organisations.   The WISDAM concept is based on the fact that the master […]

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Patient’s View of OpenNotes

8 October, 2012 (10:27) | EPR, Information needs, Initiatives, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

There’s an interesting opinion piece in Annals of Internal Medicine by Michael Meltsner, about his experience as a patient of the OpenNotes project. OpenNotes is an American initiative inviting patients to read the notes written about them by their healthcare professionals during consultations, and it works with any electronic or paper-based systems. Regarding the actual note-writing, […]

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About time too

27 July, 2012 (09:04) | Initiatives, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

There’s a lot of news coverage today about the call from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) for the standardisation of observation charts and introduction of a National Early Warning Score (NEWS).  We note that NEWS is not recommended for use in pregnancy or children under 16, but it’s a welcome step in the right direction. […]

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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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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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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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Maps and apps | Wouldnt it be great if…

22 August, 2011 (09:55) | Initiatives, mobile apps, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

The Department of Health wants to know about favourite mobile apps for health and ideas for new Apps that would be useful for clinicians. Maps and apps | Wouldnt it be great if….

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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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