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WISDAM Personal Health Record now available

24 June, 2014 (15:32) | hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, S.IN.B.A.Ds, Standardisation, WISDAM | By: rupertfawdry

The WISDAM Personal Health record is now available for purchase. Cost is £14.50, including shipping & handling. It comes with a free “Pack of Potential Pages” and several other items under the title “Some Extra Wisdam?”  To order, please print out and complete this order form and mail it, together with a cheque, Postal Order or International Money Order […]

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WISDAM questionnaire available for road testing

28 May, 2014 (10:24) | hand held records, Initiatives, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, WISDAM | By: rupertfawdry

The latest version of our WISDAM personal health questionnaire is now available for downloading to road test – get your copy here.  This free download of the standard set of WISDAM questions is intended for filing in section 5 of the full WISDAM record; however, if you just want to use parts of the questionnaire […]

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Paper v Electronic in maternity shared care

28 March, 2014 (11:53) | EPR, hand held records, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

An interesting systematic review has recently been published by a group of Australian authors: HAWLEY, G et al. In a maternity shared-care environment, what do we know about the paper hand-held and electronic health record: a systematic literature review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014; 14: 52   The authors noted “a surprising gap in knowledge surrounding data […]

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Electronic Patient Records: The Fatal Flaw

17 September, 2013 (13:52) | EPR, hand held records, IT fallacies, Nightmares!, Paper Records | By: rupertfawdry

In retrospect, it’s so obvious, yet no-one seems to have been ready to think through the following: A. Electronic Records EITHER “High Security” but “Minimal Access” i.e. access only by the owner of the record and no-one else –  Never, ever any Instant Duplication of Data (but how to stop that?) OR “Useful Access” but […]

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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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Paperless records are not in the best interest of every patient

5 April, 2013 (13:23) | Casenotes, Information needs, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care | By: rupertfawdry

My “Personal View” that a unified paper record of health and social care would improve communication among professionals and institutions has today been published in the BMJ (BMJ 2013;346:f2064). The publication licence allows its permission on my own website, so here is the text.  Click here to view it on the BMJ website. Pregnant women throughout Britain […]

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How to avoid mistakes in surgery

21 March, 2013 (21:49) | Paper Records, patient safety, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

I’m watching the 3rd programme in the BBC2 television series “How to avoid mistakes in surgery” – and they’re talking about the power of paper checklists in aviation. Paper still rules there. So in surgery there are the World Health Organization patient surgical safety checklists, introduced in 2008.  They are now used in many kinds […]

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Paper fights back: over 50 neglected advantages of paper – BJHC

30 January, 2013 (18:13) | Casenotes, hand held records, Interoperability, IT fallacies, Paper Records | By: rupertfawdry

It may come as a surprise to learn that for over 20 years throughout Britain there has been only one whole group of people in receipt of healthcare that possesses a fully inter-operative and universally accessible record and with open access available to all those providing care: every expectant mother. Mothers and children in many […]

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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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The WISDAM of interoperability

10 December, 2012 (13:40) | Casenotes, hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, S.IN.B.A.Ds | By: rupertfawdry

Having seen the incredible inefficiencies whenever my 99 year old mother made her many trips to the hospital via an ambulance I was amazed that my mother, even in her own home, had so many separate paper records with her. Even when the ambulance staff did have the sense to take the main care record […]

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