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Health Service IT fiasco to cost taxpayer £700 million | The Times

1 August, 2014 (08:20) | Computers are Magic, Government policy, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: rupertfawdry

Health Service IT fiasco to cost taxpayer £700 million | The Times. The whole thing has been a shambles from start to finish. Not really surprised at this latest development.  

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IDCR

5 July, 2013 (09:08) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care, Railways versus Roads, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

The latest NHS England buzzword is IDCR (Integrated Digital Care Record). Guidance, standards etc. have been published in Safer Hospitals Safer Wards – reiterating the desire for fully digitised and integrated health records across all care settings by 2018. It doesn’t allow much time for NHS organisations to submit expressions of interest in the Technology Fund, though – […]

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Comparison of computerized patient record CPR, electronic medical record EMR, and electronic health record EHR software

29 April, 2013 (09:12) | Computers are Magic, Data management, Data quality, EPR, hand held records, Paper Records, Standardisation | By: rupertfawdry

Michael Kauka is the CEO of Avaz Group LLC, a leading provider of patient documentation services and technology, and a vocal proponent of electronic records — by any name — and of standards of data. Here are my responses to the seven advantages of electronic records listed in his Comparison of computerized patient record CPR, […]

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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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The paperless office is about as likely as the paperless bathroom

22 March, 2013 (19:08) | Computers are Magic | By: Helga Perry

Someone in the United States Department of Defense once made the observation to a friend of mine that the paperless office is about as likely as the paperless bathroom. Here’s a French video that illustrates this point very nicely: The Paperless Future

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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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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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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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