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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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Digital pens at Portsmouth

23 April, 2011 (08:10) | Initiatives, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) has won 2010’s ‘business impact’ category at the Wireless Leadership awards. The trust won for its digital pen solution, used by its community midwives, and supplied by O2 Health.The Wireless Leadership awards recognise organisations that have deployed a wireless technology that has made a significant impact on its business.PHT is […]

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NMSDS compared with EEPD “Logical Priority”

15 February, 2011 (00:36) | Datasets, Initiatives, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, National Programmes, workload | By: Helga Perry

This is a side by side comparison between the latest “National Maternity Services Dataset” January 2011 and Rupert Fawdry’s “Logical Priority” set of flow-patterned, logically and chronologically arranged set of Questions and all Allowable Answers (the minimum dataset for any functioning maternity and neonatal computer systems). The comparison is made available here for discussion and […]

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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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Cathy Warwick in The Observer

2 January, 2011 (12:02) | Government policy, Maternents, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

‘Midwives can’t go on working in a system where safety is too often compromised’ | Comment is free | The Observer. Cathy Warwick, General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, discusses the pressures on midwifery and maternity services. I have taken the opportunity to post an online comment drawing attention to the effect of […]

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The naked truth — Bewley et al. 341 — bmj.com

13 October, 2010 (22:03) | EPR, Initiatives, workload | By: Helga Perry

The naked truth — Bewley et al. 341 — bmj.com. (at least we can spell Grant’s name correctly on this reprinting of our letter) The naked truth Susan Bewley, consultant obstetrician1, Rupert Fawdry, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist 2, Grant Cumming, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist 3, Helga Perry, electronic systems and resources librarian4 +Author Affiliations 1St Thomas’ Hospital, […]

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Improve postnatal care – the Cinderella service – NCT

3 October, 2010 (17:21) | Information needs, Maternents, Patient-Centered Care, postnatal care, workload | By: Helga Perry

Improve postnatal care – the Cinderella service – NCT. The latest report on postnatal care from the National Childbirth Trust (click the above link) highlights, among other things, shortcomings in information provision to new mothers about their own health as well as their baby’s health.  Women undergoing interventions such as caesarean section were particularly likely […]

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Midwife workloads too high to be safe | News | Nursing Times

24 September, 2010 (20:56) | Nightmares!, workload | By: Helga Perry

Midwife workloads too high to be safe | News | Nursing Times. I wonder to what extent unnecessary or inappropriate data entry contributes to this?

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Maternity Services Data Set

23 September, 2010 (13:42) | Audit/Benchmarking, Datasets, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, workload | By: Helga Perry

Links to the NHS Maternity Services Data Set with information on how to give feedback.

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Audit, Dashboards & Benchmarking

30 August, 2010 (09:05) | Audit/Benchmarking, Dashboards, Data quality, Standardisation, workload | By: Helga Perry

See EEPD volume 18: Audit, Dashboards & Benchmarking. Summary Electronic Audit & Benchmarking by Monthly Topic. Electronic Patient Records already contain far more data for regular audit than is worth printing out in full every month.  In response to the combined requests of all the users the Protos Maternity system eventually printed out 14 pages […]

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