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The DRIP effect

27 June, 2013 (10:03) | CCIO, Codes, Data quality, EPR, Initiatives, Patient-Centered Care, primary data, secondary data, SNOMED, workload | By: Helga Perry

DRIP = Data Rich, Information Poor. We’ve long argued that too much effort is wasted on poor quality data for admin purposes, and so much good money has been thrown after bad over the years. The recent CCIO Round Table report from the Royal College of Surgeons and E-Health Insider makes interesting reading.  It recognises the need in […]

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Masters not Servants

25 March, 2013 (16:47) | Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

Interesting piece by Liz Charalambous in Nursing Times 22nd March. Commenting on the Francis Report, she reminds us that we need to master nursing paperwork, not be its slave. It’s all about recording the right things accurately and for the right purpose. Make sure that we are using it as a tool to enhance patient care, not […]

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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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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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Doing what it says on the tin

4 May, 2012 (09:58) | Data management, hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, Paper Records, workload | By: Helga Perry

Okay, this may seem like advertising, but it’s such a rare event for me to find a product that I think actually does what it says on the tin that I want to spread the word about it. Yesterday (3rd May 2012) I attended HC2012 at the Business Design Centre in London. Among the exhibitors […]

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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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What midwives do…

14 February, 2012 (21:59) | Midwifery, workload | By: Helga Perry

The latest Internet meme craze has inspired me to create the following (apologies to those websites from which I borrowed the images)  

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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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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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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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