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Category: Initiatives

iPads for Patient Records in Warwick

16 March, 2012 (12:10) | EPR, Initiatives, mHealth | By: Helga Perry

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWNHSFT) is to digitise all its patient records and make them available to clinical staff via iPads.  Read more about this in eHealth Insider.  

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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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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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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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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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Fundamental Review of Data Returns – A Consultation on the Recommendations of the Review : Department of Health – Consultations

31 August, 2011 (12:48) | Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares!, secondary data, workload | By: Helga Perry

Fundamental Review of Data Returns – A Consultation on the Recommendations of the Review : Department of Health – Consultations. Slashing red tape and making efficiency savings by slashing what data is collected for management purposes? Only collecting the right data? Where have we heard this before? You have until 22 November 2011 to make […]

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