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Category: Casenotes

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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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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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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Is NHS Wales IT going hybrid?

10 September, 2012 (09:47) | Casenotes, Data management, document management, Initiatives, National Programmes, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

While catching up on my EHI reading, I spotted a report on IT in Wales, The Way of the Dragon, in which Chris Thorne interviews the Head of NHS Wales Informatics, Dr Martin Murphy. I was particularly struck by Murphy’s comments on the role of document repositories: One of the issues that we have recognised is that […]

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Digitising the Red Book

30 May, 2012 (09:10) | Casenotes, child health records, EPR, hand held records, IT fallacies, paediatric data, Paper Records | By: rupertfawdry

I seem to be increasingly overhearing comments on a plan to provide an electronic version of “The Red Book,” by which I understand the ‘smaller than A5’ landscape floppy red cover booklet which now seems, as a paper document, to be universal for children throughout the UK. Only trouble is that everyone seems to think […]

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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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